Mattia Passarini is an award-winning freelance photographer based in China since 2006, whose focus is on documenting the one great human race in all its uniqueness and diversity in his remarkable and arresting images, pursuing remote corners of the globe and the multifold cultures that inhabit them His passion for capturing disappearing cultures, their ancient rituals, and their everyday life leads him to travel to the most neglected countryside and wilderness areas. His photographs are exhibited in in a broad range of museums, galleries, and photo festivals across the globe.
Deemed ‘AU’s first professional instagrammer’ by national media, Lauren Bath pioneered the AUn influencer industry She has an impressive client list, having worked with global destination marketing bodies including Tourism AU, Switzerland Tourism, Tourism South Africa, Tourism NZ, Canadian Tourism Commission, JP National Tourism Organisation and Visit Dubai, as well as many major brands such as The Plaza New York, Olympus AU, Travel Insurance Direct, VAIL Resorts, Helloworld, Intrepid Travel, Visa AU, AU Post, and Moët & Chandon. With a dedicated audience of close to half a million followers(464,000 at last count), she is not only one of AU’s most powerful travel instagrammers but a savvy social media consultant who provides ongoing campaign management, consultancy and education to several major industry bodies. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change” category. She has been featured in Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, DailyNews, News.com.au and Mashable, among many others.
John Rollins is an attorney and award winning photographer from Kansas City, MO His photographic emphasis is nature and wildlife. He was a finalist in National Geographic's prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year Competition in 2016, and was named one of the "World's Top Eight Travel Photographers" in 2016 by the Sydney Morning Herald Traveller (www.traveller.com.au/the-best-travel-photography-gr47vt ). He was also named one of the Top 10 Travel Photographers in the World in 2016 by www.top10travel.online (top10travel.online/top-10-travel-photographers-2016/). John was the 2014-15 grand prize winner of the Galapagos Conservancy Photo Contest, and his winning photo of a Yellow Crowned Night Heron was the cover of the Galapagos Conservancy 2015 Calendar. His unique image of a mother polar bear and her yearling cub on an iceberg frozen into the sea ice in the Arctic received an Honorable Mention in the Nature category of the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Competition (travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2016/gallery/winners-all/1), was a National Geographic "Top Shot" in 2016, was featured in the National Geographic story "Pristine Seas" (yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/stories/pristine-seas/) and received an "Honorable Mention" in the International Photography Awards in the Nature/Landscape category. He has had a number of photos chosen for National Geographic "Daily Dozen" honors. His image of the elusive Shoebill Stork was an "Audubon Top 100" photograph in 2015. He has had numerous photos featured on various travel and expedition websites and in publications throughout the world.
Yasmin Mund is a multi-award winning travel and documentary photographer based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, AU Yasmin’s travel, documentary, and fine art photography has been published internationally in Europe, UK, US, and AU. Her photographic prints have been exhibited and sold worldwide.
Having only plied her trade for a couple of short years, Yasmin came to the public’s attention in 2016 through the critical success of her striking travel photography. The year prior saw her travel extensively throughout India, France, Greece, Egypt, Turkey and Morocco, with this solo photographic trip yielding many of her most popular works - including the multiple award winning photograph ‘Rooftop Dreams’.
Rooftop Dreams won Yasmin many accolades, including second place in National Geographic’s Travel Photographer Of The Year Award; grand prize in the International Travel Photographer Of The Year Award; and third place in Sydney’s prestigious Head On Photo Festival - who were so taken with her work that she was formally invited to present her debut exhibition as part of Head On Photo Festival 2017.
Yasmin is an ambassador for Slow Travel Magazine and believes in the philosophy of slow travel. Slow travel is about connecting with your surroundings – people, food, nature, and culture. As such, she has for the past three years facilitated and taught the photography program at a summer school for underprivileged girls in rural areas of Telangana State, India. This involved writing the summer school curriculum, training photography teachers, and overseeing the program that was taught across five camps of over 300 children.
Yasmin also volunteers her photographic services locally at charity organisations such as FemFound and Sharewaste, both based in Sydney.
Since returning to AU, Yasmin has established a sustainable business as a freelance photographer delivering photographic services across various disciplines, alongside continuing her travel, documentary and fine art photography projects.
Luke Shadbolt is a photographic artist and creative director from Sydney, AU
A consuming passion for the ocean found him spending his formative years travelling between remote natural areas and densely populated environments, affording him an empathetic insight into the interconnectedness of the world we inhabit. With an ambition to illustrate grand ideas on an intimate and relatable scale, he explores the interaction of man and nature in a physical, sociological and evolutionary context.
He currently spreads his time between his fine art practice and commercial photography/creative direction. With an emphasis on underwater photography and on-location work, he focuses on the action sports, travel, landscape and fashion industries.
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