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.

VISIONARIES

DAMIAN MCGILLICUDDY

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER

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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JOHN NASSARI

OLYMPUS VISIONARY

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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PETER DENCH

OLYMPUS VISIONARY

With over 20 years experience, OLYMPUS Visionary Peter Dench works primarily in the advertising, corporate, portraiture and video fields of image making. A keen and astute observer of human nature and in particular some of the quirkier aspects of life, his distinctive style, predominantly in colour, has guaranteed regular commissions from a range or respected international clients…

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PHILIP VOLKERS

OLYMPUS VISIONARY

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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AMBASSADORS

R.CLEVELAND AARON

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

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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MARCUS CLACKSON

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

Commercial Photographer Marcus Clackson specialises in design, advertising and editorial photography with a broad range of clients from blue chip companies in the IT and manufacturing sectors, advertising, PR and marketing agencies through to smaller clients with specific photographic needs…

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STEVE GOSLING

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

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

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

Martina Govindraj is a self taught photographer, who rediscovered her love for photography when she picked up her first OLYMPUS OM-D in 2015. This has become her regular travel companion and has enabled her to shoot the world in her own and sometimes unconventional way, striving to capture scenes in life that would ordinarily go unnoticed. She is passionate about design and urban spaces and enjoys recording these on her travels…..

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GAVIN HOEY

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

Gavin Hoey is a freelance photographer, OLYMPUS ambassador and trainer of all things photographic. His work is regularly featured in photography magazines, on countless websites and in videos. Gavin has a real passion for sharing his photography knowledge. In 2008 he started recording and uploading video tutorials to YouTube. These quickly gained a large following and his videos are now viewed by millions of photographers each year…

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MIKE INKLEY

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

With over 30 years experience as a professional photographer, OLYMPUS Ambassador Mike Inkley works primarily in the field of motorsport photography. Covering F1, Touring Cars, Moto GP, etc. His images have been used by most of the leading TV channels and UK national papers. In addition to having in excess of 5,000 published images, he writes about motorsport and has had over 1,500 published articles. He has also shoots cricket, a multitude of different location and wildlife work as well as military aviation for the UK Defence Journal…..

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JAY MCLAUGHLIN

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

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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TESNI WARD

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

Tesni is a Wildlife and Nature photographer based in Sheffield. She aspires to use her images to promote conservation and to educate the public on how to help protect the many species currently under threat from human activity. She regularly works on projects with individual species, developing a deep appreciation and understanding of them.

“Wildlife is unexpected in so many ways. I love everything about nature, but when you photograph wildlife the personality of individual animals begins to shine through, the more time you spend with them. I love nothing more than trying to capture these small quirks and behaviours that make each animal as unique as you or I.”

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JASPER WILKINS

OLYMPUS AMBASSADOR

Jasper Wilkins is dedicated to environmental and humanitarian issues and has worked across Japan, Ethiopia, America, and Thailand. After accidentally documenting homelessness with his first camera at the age of 15, Jasper started to see the impact of photography and has since used the camera as a tool to document realities around the world. The mobility, functionality and precision of the OM-D cameras have allowed him to share the beautiful cultures around the world….

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MENTORS

DEREK FORSS

OLYMPUS MENTOR

Derek Forss commenced photography in 1959 but it was not until 1976 that he obtained his first SLR film camera. He turned professional in 1979 to start his own Picture Library of Landscape & Architectural scenes of the British Isles. Today he has more than 100,000 images, which are still reproduced by major publishing houses in quality books and magazines. His lectures and audio visual shows have been presented nationwide, his latest a stunning new show ‘The Great British Landscape’, which charts in landscapes and architecture our history during the last 2,000 years.

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GABRIELLE MOTOLA

OLYMPUS MENTOR

Gabrielle specialises in Portrait, Travel and Music photography, usually 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. As a London-based, American born British National, Gabrielle says that she completely agrees with the Englishman who once said that the USA and the UK are two nations divided by a common language. Perhaps this is why she states that the main focus of her creative expression is through the lens of still photography.

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JONATHAN SAULL

OLYMPUS MENTOR

Jonathan Saull is a self taught photographer, who fell in love with aviation at the tender age of five, Photography became a major part of his life after his parents bought him his first SLR camera when he was 13, he saved up his pocket money and soon purchased a second hand lens so he could take photographs of aeroplanes. In 2012 Jonathan moved to digital format, and very quickly to OLYMPUS, firstly with an EM-5 to explore different genres of Photography, he then returned to airfields with an EM-1.

Jonathan is active on social media, He has a notable following on Flickr and has a portfolio solely of aviation photography.

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Michael Sewell

OLYMPUS MENTOR

Michael received his first camera in 1968 as a Christmas present, and his first SLR five years later, initiating his fascination with creating images, rather than simply recording them. He developed an interest in off camera lighting by experimenting with thyristor flashguns in the mid seventies. Professionally, Michael has worked in most photographic arenas, developing skills he’s been able to transfer to other areas, creating a style of his own. As a commercial photographer, Michael shoots food imagery for Getty Images, the World Food Championships in Alabama as well as a number of prominent hotel groups and restaurants in the UK.

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EDMOND TERAKOPIAN

OLYMPUS MENTOR

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. He’s a multi award-winning photographer and film maker, with the two most important of his awards being named the British Press Awards Photographer of the Year and also winning third place in the Spot News category of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. To date he has amassed 44 awards and nominations for his photography and film making. His client list includes the biggest names in the news and PR industry. Edmond also finds time to give talks and is well known for his one on one bespoke workshops.

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