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Meet the Contributors

Jason Friend

Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England’s North-East, Jason Friend is an award-winning professional photographer that specialises in commercial, stock and travel photography.

Jason’s photography career has spanned almost two decades with many incredible highlights including publishing a best-selling book, working for iconic brands such as Microsoft and National Geographic, exhibiting at the renowned Joe Cornish Gallery, and being personally invited to photograph a member of the royal family.

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Taya Ivanova

Taya Ivanova is a professional photographer and writer who specialises in portrait and fine art photography. She discovered photography at the age of 12 and immediately fell in love with it.

Taya’s work has been featured in photography magazines and on book covers. She has written over 400 articles about photography, travel, and self-improvement. She’s also an ambassador for 500px, an online photography community.

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Kevin Landwer-Johan

Kevin is a self-taught photographer with a depth of experience he loves to share with others.

Kevin started in photography working at a daily newspaper in his native New Zealand in the late 1980s. He worked for many years as a newspaper photographer before starting his own freelance business where he engaged in commercial, editorial, wedding, and portrait photography.

In 2002 Kevin moved to northern Thailand. Here he worked as a photographer and video producer. Most of his work focused on providing photos and videos to help support the work of various non-profit organisations working among the rural poor communities.

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Gavin Parsons

Gavin Parsons studied photography at Huntingdonshire college one of the most eminent stepping-stones into commercial photography in the 1990s. His career skewed into journalism when he accepted the role of technical writer on Practical Photography magazine and then slid into the water and he became one of the UK’s top underwater photographers and was the editor of Sport Diver magazine.

Gavin is an award winning wildlife photographer, accomplished environmental portrait photographer and now a Youtuber with a growing channel dedicated to all things photographic.

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David Taylor

David Taylor is a British award-winning landscape and travel photographer, who was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in the ancient market town of Hexham, Northumberland. He took his first photograph at the age of 14, when his parents gave him a Kodak Instamatic for Christmas, and he has been taking photographs ever since.

His landscape photos have been used in publicity materials by local businesses, councils and tourism organisations, such as the Northumberland National Park Authority. He has also supplied images and articles to both regional and national magazines including Living North, Countryfile, Black & White Photography and Outdoor Photography.

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