Profiles

From the mundane to the dramatic, Leah Kennedy captures landscapes that evoke either a feeling of deep connection or wonder about our world. She's just been named 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year.

The VII Photo agency was born 15 years ago, started by some of the best photojournalists in the world, just as film was on the way out and digital was about to change photography forever. Capture spoke with some of VII’s founders to gain an insight.

Milton Gan is an award-winning photographer specialising in weddings and travel. A mentor, educator, and competition judge, he’s also the creator of The Album Atelier, a workshop dedicated to album sales, marketing and design. Meet him at Foto L!VE.

Peter Brew-Bevan, one of Australia’s finest portrait photographer, and, arguably, Australia’s premier celebrity photographer capturing actors, musicians, artists, politicians, and sporting icons, is a keynote speaker at Foto L!VE.

Daniel Linnet's ability to interpret a brief and add that certain creative flair to any assignment has seen him produce images for MasterCard, Pfizer, Castrol, Country Energy, BankWest, Top Gear and Men’s Health magazines, to name a few.

Following her early success on Instagram, Lauren Bath quit her job as a chef in early 2013 to pursue a full-time career travelling the world and taking photos. She now has over 750,000 followers in social media. Meet her at Foto L!VE.

Agata Mayes remembers being mesmerised by the darkroom her father built in the bathroom of their family home when she was a child. For Polish-born Mayes, it sparked an early photographic fascination.

With more than four decades of experience, photojournalist David Burnett has worked in over 70 countries, photographed every US president since JFK, co-founded the photographic agency Contact Press Images, and been awarded the highest accolades.

Edwina Robertson found her niche by drawing on her background as a country girl, and her healthy appetite for adventure – both of which have formed the basis of an upcoming photographic experiment that will take her across the country.

Documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller, Deanne Fitzmaurice not only has an impressive list of clients to her name, but has also been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, and gone on to co-found the highly successful bag company, Think Tank Photo.

At a time when digital photography and, primarily, the DSLR reign supreme, it is rare to find a photographic practitioner still fully relying upon the niceties of 35mm film, let alone medium format or large format view cameras.

A self-taught photographer, James Smart describes his studying methodology as being a digital sponge. Smart has found his own place in the world of photography and continues to sharpen his technique with every shoot he does.

Recovering from hand surgery, Jennifere Thompson made the decision to retire from her job with Victoria Police in 2011. Since graduating from photography studies, Thompson says she never dreamed she'd be in the position she now finds herself.

Katherine Williams' self-confessed obsession with portrait photography began on a road trip from Adelaide to Darwin; planning to focus on landscape photography, the connections she made with interesting characters along the way could not be ignored.

For Chrissie Francis, it was a love of music that sparked her love of photography. At the age of fourteen, armed with a Nikon FE2 smuggled into a concert of her favourite up-and-coming band (INXS), Francis had only one goal: to make pictures