Yelitza Salazar




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Yelitza Salazar Photography in Miami uses a process to record the day as it unfolds to capture the unscripted moments. The photographer offers baby, engagement, maternity, wedding, and underwater photography. Yelitza Salazar specializes in newborn photography and newborn sessions start at $550. Her artwork has been published in People magazine.

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Tatyana Tomsickova




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Tatyana Tomsickova is photographer from Bulgaria who currently lives and works in Prague, the Czech Republic. Tatyana receives a bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies but has a passion for photography. She’s a mother of two boys and most of her photographs are newborns, children and families. Here’s a collection of lovely kids photographs, which may remind you of the beautiful memories for life.

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Sharon Montrose




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Sharon Montrose has what most people consider a dream job: She photographs adorable animals—from lions to flamingos to knobbly-kneed giraffes—and sells prints online at her store, The Animal Print Shop. But what’s her job really like? Does she ever get scared? What’s the trickiest animal to photograph?

How do you persuade an energetic infant monkey to pause long enough for a photograph? You don’t. “I put the camera in front of him, let him do whatever he wanted and tried to capture his natural charm,” says Sharon Montrose. “Of course, you do need a lot of patience for that.”

It’s this sort of hands-off approach that has made the Los Angelean a leading light in animal photography, shooting everything from pet-food advertising to a number of animal-portrait books. Her latest in that line, Menagerie, herds together a full farmyard of animals, from baby goats to lambs, as well as exotic additions from pelicans to tigers. The result is a series of images that evoke the idiosyncrasies of each subject, from the baby porcupine with its head dipped towards the floor, each quill exquisitely outlined, to the evocative slithering gait of a crocodile on the move.

And Montrose’s favourite? “The monkey!” she chuckles. “He was like a little toddler, walking around the set, sucking his thumb. He was so affectionate he would even come over and hug me, and afterwards I just wanted to steal him and take him home with me.”

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Luke Fontana




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Luke Fontana is a well known and recognized New Orleans jazz photographer who’s photographs have been selected as part of the permanent collection of the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection and theNew Orleans Historical Collection Society.

Currently residing in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Luke describes himself as a mixture between Paul Strand and Walker Evans with a taste of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Luke Fontana is a New Orleans photographer, retired attorney, and producer.

Mr. Fontana started his law practice as a civil rights attorney working as a staff attorney in the Algiers projects for New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation in 1968 – 1970.

He was responsible for the desegregation of the State Industrial School for Colored Youth notoriously known as Scotlandville. This lawsuit not only resulted in the desegregation of the juvenile institutions in the state of Louisiana in 1968 – 1969, but also resulted in the equalization of funding by the Louisiana State Legislature to the juvenile institutions in the state of Louisiana.

In hearings before United States District Judge Alvin Rubin, Mr. Fontana described Scotlandville as a brutal prison. And the white juvenile institutions as country clubs.

Mr. Fontana became well known as a penal reform attorney. In a class action lawsuit filed in 1969 against New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro, Mr. Fontana represented, all prisoners in the notorious Orleans Parish Prison, alleging violation of the United States Constitution prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. This was the first penal lawsuit, appointing a Special Master, and was written up by the American Bar Association.

In this class action lawsuit, United States District Court Judge Herbert Christenberry ruled in Mr. Fontana’s favor, and ordered the city of New Orleans to improve the conditions of Orleans Parish prison, or face a contempt of court citation Mr. Fontana litigated this case for a period of over 12 years, filing numerous contempt of court violations against every New Orleans mayor, from Mayor Moon Landrieu to Mayor Dutch Morial.

Mr. Fontana was also one of the attorneys involved in the class action lawsuit against the Louisiana State Prison, known as Angola, alleging violations of the United States Constitution for cruel and unusual punishment, and seeking relief from these elements of torture.

The United States District Court Judge in Baton Rouge granted Mr. Fontana’s plaintiffs an injunction, prohibiting the state of Louisiana from inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on the prisoners of Angola the majority of whom were African-Americans.

Mr. Fontana was well known for his representation of New Orleans police brutality cases against African-Americans. His most famous case was his handling of the Charles Cheatham police killing of Mr. Cheatham on Bourbon Street in April of 1975 by New Orleans police officer Stephen Reboul.

The jury in Louisiana Civil District Court in New Orleans, Judge Tom Early presiding, granted Sheryl Cheatham, widow of Charles Cheatham, and her young son, an award of $619,000

This was the first time any large award was granted against the New Orleans Police Department for killing an African-American. It was the first time in New Orleans, the NOPD blue line had ever been cracked. Mr. Fontana played a key part in cracking this case. At the last second on the second day of the jury trial, Mr. Fontana was able to produce Ronnie Lee Watson, a key witness to the cold blooded murder shooting of Charles Cheatham by Stephen Reboul.

By his own testimony, Ronnie Lee Watson testified that members of the NOPD threatened to kill him, if he was ever discovered again in the French Quarter of New Orleans

One witness that repeated the police killing storyline was found dead in Lake Pontchtrain 7 days later with five bullet holes in his head.

In spite of all these obstacles, Fontana pulled Ronnie Lee Watson out of a hat, and broke the NOPD BLUE LINE.

This award of $619,000 was reversed in the Louisiana. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Judge Peter Beer residing.

Peter Beer was an ex New Orleans city councilman, and it became evident his decision was likely to protect the purse strings of the city of New Orleans, whom he once represented as a city councilman.

The Louisiana State Supreme Court, Judge Pascal Calogero presiding, reversed this unfair and prejudicial decision of Peter Beer’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

After appeals, writs to Louisiana State Supreme Court, accumulating legal interest, the final judgment in the Charles Cheatham case came out to $800,000, which the taxpayers of New Orleans were obligated to pay.

In spite of this, Stephan Reboul remained on the New Orleans Police Department under the administration of Mayor Ernesr Dutch Morial, the first Afro American elected mayor of the city of New Orleans.

NOPD officer, and now accused killer cop Stephe Reboul, was part of the New Orleans Police Department raid that killed four Afro American Algiers residents. This raid is known as the Algiers massacre. Steven Reboul shot Cheryl Singleton, while she was in the bathtub with her 10 year old child nearby.

Luke Fontana is presently working on a script titled JAZZ FUNERAL. This jazz funeral script revolves around the shooting death of Charles Cheatham, and Mr. Fontana’s personal life experience of this horrible New Orleans Algiers massacre.

Mr. Fontana is a producer of 16/ 30 minute television programs, produced with the cooperation of Cox cable television network5. These programs were titled SAVE OUR WETLANDS ECO NEWS, and were funded by municipal grant from the city of New Orleans These videotapes are presently being put into a digital file by the history department of the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC).

These SOWL ECO NEWS programs are of great historical value. Many programs feature the Second Great toxic March that was organized by the Gulf Coast Tenants Association, led by community organizer Pat Bryant.

This march started at the historic Congo Square, now known as the Louis Armstrong Park, and went over the Mississippi River Bridge all the way through that area known as cancer alley. The purpose of the March was to expose what is known as environmental racism by the huge industrial polluting Chemical plants, located in minority African-American communities, lining the Mississippi River.

The chemical plants are thought to be responsible for countless cancer sickness and death in the small African-American towns where these plants are located. Governor Bobby Jindal greatly expanded these chemical plants in Louisiana, granting them huge tax subsidies, which greatly caused Louisiana to have one of the biggest budget deficits in her history and for Louisiana to lead the rest of the nation, and the highest rates of cancer, especially among Afro Americans in that area known as cancer alley.

This 2nd Great toxic March filmed by Mr. Fontana features speakers like ex New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, and the most respected and be loved Louisiana State Representative, now deceased Reverend Avery Alexander.

One major focus of the Second Great toxic March was to expose the proposed Formosa chemical plant to be located on one of the last green belts, remaining in cancer alley. This Formosa group was run out of Texas state authorities as environmental outlaws.

Because of the publicity and public outrage that the Second Great toxic March generated this Formosa chemical plant, scheduled to be constructed in the small African-American community of Edgard, was forced to cancel their plans.

Mr Fontana is in the process of turning these 16/30minute programs titled SAVE OUR WETLANDS ECO NEWS PROGRAMS, using master tape digital files generated by NOVAC.

Mr. Fontana’s hoping with some assistance he might be able to crack into social media and have these very historical programs viewed by many millions on a global scale.

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Andy Gotts




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Andy Gotts MBE MA is a photographer based in London, England, and New York. He is most noted for his black and white portraits of Hollywood actors and singers.

Since 1990 Gotts’ work has been published internationally and has appeared in many magazines, including;

GQ
Empire
FHM
Total Film
Stern
French Vogue
Italian Vogue
Vanity Fair
Glamour
El Mundo
OK Salute!
Marie Claire
io Donna

as well as weekend newspaper supplements and advertising campaigns.

The National Portrait Gallery holds a selection of his photographs in their permanent collection and in 2009 Gotts was honoured with the presentation of the Fox Talbot Award.

In 2011 Gotts was conferred the degree Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University and he is a former President of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

2012 saw Gotts appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.

Gotts is noted for his magnum opus ‘Degrees’. This was a coffee table book and exhibitions inspired by the game, the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Current projects for 2015 includes BAFTA – ‘Behind The Mask’, the Monty Python reunion and ‘iCons’ for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. As well as a special project for Vivienne Westwood and her SAVE THE ARCTIC campaign.

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Elke Vogelsang




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Short introduction: born 1972, self-taught; dog and photography enthusiast
I work as a people and pet photographer based in Hildesheim, Germany, but also provide my services nationwide and internationally. Pets are one of my favourite subjects, but not the only one. I take pictures of people, too. You’ll find my people photography here (site in German only): elkevogelsang.de.
It is my ambition to show my verve and my love through my photos thus creating truly individual and impressive pictures, that elate you the same as me when I am on the set.
ANIMAL WELFARE
In my galleries you can often find pictures of my faithful “photography companion dogs” and family members Noodles, Scout and Ioli, three Spanish rescue dogs. They are my inspiration and joy. One can not ask for better animal companions. I am very grateful that I have them.

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Martin Hillary




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Martin Hillary Photography is an established business offering wedding and portrait photography to a wide variety of clients throughout Castleford, Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds, Bradford and West Yorkshire. A qualified Master Photographer with the MPA and a distinction holder, Martin Hillary is one of the most sought after professional wedding photographers working today.
The business offers a tailored wedding photographic service to clients, which can be refined to suit the customer’s budget and individual requirements.

The company supplies bespoke wedding and portrait photography, including traditional and reportage styles. The product range is designed for a wide range of tastes and budgets.

Martin Hillary Photography is a professional husband and wife team with the photographer Martin qualified LMPA and RPS.

Martin Hillary Photography has an expanding customer base, based in the local area, including brides and grooms from all around West Yorkshire.

The company is managed by Martin Hillary who has been involved in the wedding photography business for many years. Martin Hillary is well trained to look after the company, having previously worked for a broad range of companies.

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Rahul Khona




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Hey, I’m Rahul Khona! I’m Amelia’s dad and Nahel’s husband. I’m a London based UK & Destination Wedding Photographer, and I absolutely love to travel the world taking photos of beautiful, unique weddings for amazing people.

If I could have a perfect week I’d play Football on the Monday, DJ on the Tuesday, Snowboard in the Alps on Wednesday, watch Man United win at Old Trafford on Thursday, listen to music all day Friday, capture a beautiful wedding on the Saturday and chill out with my amazing family all day Sunday. People talk about work/life balance but to me there is only life. And weddings are absolutely a part of my life that I love and am blessed to be able to do.

I’m able to see so much of the world thanks to being a wedding photographer and I absolutely love to travel. I’ve photographed weddings all over the UK, as well as destination weddings in Italy, Spain, India, the USA, Iceland and Mexico. I get to see more of the world thanks to wedding photography than I ever imagined in my previous life as a graphic designer.

I see myself as an artistic storyteller first and foremost. I use my camera to capture the story of your wedding – from your gorgeous bridal dress, the big hugs from your family, the kisses, the tears, the smiles. I’m incredibly passionate about the way I capture weddings – always looking for the little stories which weave together to make your wedding unique. Iconic moments of your life that you’ll forever look back on and remember how it felt to live your wedding day.

Your wedding… It’s not just a day. It’s a day that is here because it all started with that first date. It’s a day that celebrates the love that kindled and has grown between you. It’s a day that starts a new chapter which opens with the promise of a new beginning in the midst of the people who love you the most. And amongst all this, me and my camera. Quietly capturing and sealing those moments in little time capsules called photos.

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Flora Borsi




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Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual
ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.
Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world.
Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form,
exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self.

Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the
“Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France.
Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer
and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.

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Christophe Cham




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Born in 1974 in Maisons-Alfort in the suburb of Paris. Working in advertising business in Paris, London and Kuala Lumpur as art director and creative director for more than 15 years. As a photographer I mostly shoot what life brings to my eyes accidentally and try to have a “different angle” of common things and people in my pictures.

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