OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

UK & ROI

Our Olympus Photographers are a group of talented and inspirational professionals who are also loyal Olympus users. We work with them to share their expertise, give you an insight into their journey as photographers and help inspire you to reach your full creative potential.

DAMIAN MCGILLICUDDY

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER & EDUCATOR - OLYMPUS UK

Damian’s hard work and dedication has resulted in him earning 7 international Fellowships, holding the title of Master Photographer with the NPS and the Guild of Photographers, being the first photographer to be awarded a Double Masters with the Societies and being one of only 3 individuals to be honoured with the prestigious title of ‘Grand Master’. In 2013, his achievements lead to Damian being instated as Olympus UK’s Principal Photographer and Educator – a position that he is extremely proud to hold…

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STEVE GOSLING

FINE ART LANDSCAPE & TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER

Steve Gosling is an award winning professional photographer who specialises in producing creative & contemporary landscape images (his signature style is moody & atmospheric black & white photographs). His photographs have been published internationally in books, magazines & newspapers and on greetings cards, posters & advertisements. He particularly enjoys writing & teaching about photography….

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MARTINA GOVINDRAJ

INSTAGRAM & PRO URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER

Olympus Visionary Martina Govindraj is a self taught photographer. Photography became a major part of her life following the purchase of her first SLR camera from a second hand shop at the age 16…

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ROBERT PUGH

WEDDING & EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Professional wedding and portrait photographer Robert Pugh is one of a select cadre of photographers, known as ‘Olympus Visionaries’, promoting the brand through their art.

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JAY MCLAUGHLIN

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER

Olympus Brand Ambassador Jay McLaughlin has always taken a keen interest in photography. Having originally studied graphic design, he was made redundant in 2006 and suddenly found himself in a position where he had an opportunity to consider a change of direction…

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PHILIP VOLKERS

THRILL SEEKING EXPLORER WITH CAMERA

Philip Volkers ARPS was born in 1980 and grew up in the Wiltshire countryside. He studied Indian Philosophy and Shamanic Studies at SOAS (a highly influential experience for Philip that defined much of his later work), but it was not until receiving the inaugural Royal Photographic Society/Jeff Vickers MBE Bursary for Aspiring Young Talent in 2009 that he found his calling as a photographer…

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R.CLEVELAND AARON

ADVERTISING & ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Born and raised in East London Cleveland has had a love affair with photography for as long as he could remember. After sixth form he spent 11 years working in the city before finally breaking free to pursue a career in photography. Always looking forward and never looking back, he started shooting music portraits, fashion and urban street culture…

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NEIL BUCHAN-GRANT

TRAVEL & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Neil Buchan-Grant is a travel and portrait photographer, originally from Edinburgh but now living in Winchester. He describes photography as his conduit to richer life experiences and says that it has enabled him to forge strong connections around the world. His aim is always to capture glimpses of drama and beauty with his camera. “I also enjoy travelling and meeting people, so I think I’m probably doing the right job,” he adds with a smile…

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LINDSAY DOBSON

AWARD-WINNING PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Lindsay Dobson is a multi-award-winning portrait photographer based in rural West Sussex. Lindsay’s animal photographs have brought her worldwide recognition including Fellowships with the BIPP and the Societies. Her work is regularly seen in the photographic press. As well as managing a full-time business specialising in both people and animal portraiture, Lindsay shares her knowledge with private students and a growing blog audience…

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NICHOLAS GOODDEN

PROFESSIONAL URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER

Nicholas “Nico” Goodden is a London based professional urban photographer published regularly in international publications online and in print. He produces photos, cinemagraphs and short timelapse for top brands’ such as Adidas, Match.com, Amazon and Peugeot which are mostly used in social media marketing campaigns…
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GHENE SNOWDON

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Ghene Snowdon is a British-Filipino portrait photographer based in North East London. Her love affair with photography started at the age of 11years old, documenting life, people and special occasions – with much humour and mischief. She moved to France at 18 then started working in real estate, design, and different roles in hospitality industry. Her many experiences gave her useful insight about people from different walks of life…

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MARK CARGILL

SPECIALIST PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

An experienced commercial, portrait, wedding and landscape photographer, Mark Cargill has many strings to his creative bow. He has also tutored in photography for the past 12 years and became a mentor for Olympus in 2014, specialising in landscapes. Mark’s commercial clients have included the Royal Bank of Scotland, Baxter Fine Foods, the prestigious Skibo Castle and the Balmoral Hotel…

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DEREK FORSS

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

Derek Forss commenced photography in 1959 with the purchase of an Agfa Silette camera, but it was not until 1976 that he obtained his first SLR film camera. He turned professional in 1979, now with a Hasselblad 500CM, to start his own Picture Library of Landscape & Architectural scenes of the British Isles. Today he has more than 100,000 images, half of which are digital taken using Olympus cameras…

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JOHN NASSARI

EXCLUSIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

John Nassari first became interested in photography at the tender age of 13 when is stepfather gave him his first camera. After earning a degree in advertising photography from the then University of Arts in 1991, he pursued a career in advertising and editorial photography. John followed the academic path throughout much of his career. He completed an MA in Visual Culture…

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BEN RUSSELL

VERSATILE ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER AND TUTOR

Ben Russell is a multi-skilled photographer and photography tutor, and a long-time Olympus user. He is also, incidentally, a highly accomplished woodcarver and furniture maker! Ben bought his first serious camera to document his woodwork, and much of his photography now illustrates specialist journalism. He’s had over 5,000 images published, produced more than 120 magazine articles and contributed to a variety of books…

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EDMOND TERAKOPIAN

PHOTOJOURNALIST AND FILM MAKER, UK

Edmond Terakopian started as a news photographer in 1989, working his way up through the regional papers to national and international newspapers and magazines, and wire agencies. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions (nationally and internationally), and has also been published in numerous books…

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GABRIELLE MOTOLA

VERSATILE PORTRAIT, TRAVEL AND MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER

Photographer focusing on long-term projects which examine a social element or issue. Gabrielle also guest lectures internationally on photography and film, having studied psychology, film and photography at the University of Miami and the Spéos Institute in Paris…
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ED FARRELLY

ADVENTURER AND MOUNTAINEER

Ed is a world record holding adventurer and mountaineer having travelled to and climbed on some of the worlds biggest peaks. In 2012 Ed ranked 6th in a list of the 20 most seasoned adventurers, explorers and expedition leaders in Mens Fitness Magazine. He was also described as a “man-child” by Loaded Magazine…

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