Interstellar rising star

In part one of ‘Rising star’ we talked to Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Mara Leite, about how she got started in photography. Here we look at her passion for the universe.

Rising star

Mara Leite is a rising star of photography. Intelligent, thoughtful and talented, she applies herself to her photography in a considered and environmental conscious way.

Above and below

There are fascinating worlds both below the ocean surface and from up in the clouds. Scott Portelli is wildlife, nature and underwater photographer and film maker. He talks to us about his work, wild places and his focus on conservation and education

Xposure exposure

Xposure International Photography Festival is held in Sharjah, UAE, each February. The 2022 festival took place in February so what did we think of it?

Introducing: Indigo Larmour

Indigo Larmour is twice the winner of Young Photographer of the Year and she’s still only 13. She is Irish though born in Abu Dhabi but has spent most of her childhood – so far – on the road or living in different parts of the world.

Pristine nature versus ‘real’ nature

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Wildlife photographer Tim Plowden argues that we are part of rather than separate from nature and captures the fine line between humans and the hornbills near his home in Singapore.

Creative collaborations and community connections

We talk to Ben Skaar, 2020 Young Travel Photographer of the Year (15–18 years). At 17, Ben is enthusiastic and fully tuned in to all the online opportunities which often baffle older photographers.

On thin ice

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“There is nothing more beautiful than ice in all its forms. I aim to show the abstract beauty drawn by nature – its power but also the fragility of the ecosystem.”

Introducing… Ankit Kumar

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Twice winner of Young TPOTY, author of self-published photo book ‘Survivors’, creator of his own charity and he’s STILL only 18.

Seeing the unseen

Art director-turned-photographer – and former overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year – Marsel van Oosten pre-visualises photographs before he takes them – and sometimes even before he leaves home.

Curious beasts

Jasper’s photos come from his innate curiosity for the creatures he encounters.

“My best is yet to come”

“I still think that I’m improving”: Paul Sansome believes he can take his best photograph tomorrow. He discusses how his photography has improved – and continues to improve.

Storm chaser: Dangerous landscapes

TPOTY 2020 Winners

“We chase where the weather takes us; we could be in Texas one day, then drive all night and get to Wyoming for the next day.”

Human connections

Photographer-geographer Trevor Cole tells us how he approaches photographing the people he meets in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley and South Sudan, among other travels.

Following the fisherwomen

Multi-award winning documentary photographer Craig Easton tells us about his latest social documentary photography projects ‘Fisherwomen’ and ‘Bank Top’.

Save the salt

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The legendary Bonneville salt flats, home to many a land speed-record attempt, is in danger of disappearing. One US advertising photographer took this as his cue to create a campaign to help save it.

Wander woman

Phoebe Smith is an adventurer, photographer and author. We speak to her about senses – of achievement and of place.