Maxy Niedermeyer

For seven years Maxy Niedermeyer - the German animal trainer Maxy Niedermeyer - lived in an estate in the Dutch lowlands with her Bulgarian brown bear called Natascha.

11 may, 2022
Alireza Sahebi: Have you ever heard a sound louder than the sound of the eyes?

Alireza Sahebi is an Iranian photographer who started his career with weddings and then found great passion in portrait photography. Ali is best known for his workshops and skills in retourching. Today we are going to show you magnificent photos that made him famous.

06 may, 2022
2022 World Press Photo Contest global winners announced

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to present the 2022 World Press Photo Contest global winners.

25 apr, 2022
Patrick Landa: ‘I do not know where my steps lead me, I just have to walk all the time’

He graduated from the Ibero-American University with a degree in Interactive Digital Design. Has directed and collaborated on more than 30 film projects. Patrick's audiovisual works have reached different parts of the world such as Spain, USA, South Africa, Italy, France, Chile, Switzerland. His main interests are documentary and life photography. Patrick takes care of the culture of his country and tries to convey the authenticity and atmosphere of Mexico through his works.

19 apr, 2022
Kaat Stieber: ‘I have more ideas than time to realise them all’

Kaat Stieber, fine art photographer, was born on a Dutch island. She travelled a lot during her life and her extensive experience in the field of theatre helped Kaat to create incredible images that are inspired by the worlds of surrealism and noble Dutch art.

12 apr, 2022
Brad Walls: ‘Patience and persistence are the keys’

Brad Walls is a famous Australian air-photographer. He works in the sphere of art photography in a minimalist style. Walls`s works have already spread all over the world: he  won first place in the «Sports» category and second in the «People» category at the Aerial Photography Awards 2020.

03 apr, 2022
Art Dubai 2022: strong sales and 30,000 visitors

Art Dubai closed with strong sales reported across all four sections of the fair: Modern, Contemporary, Bawwaba and Digital. Marking a return to full scale at Madinat Jumeirah, Art Dubai’s 2022 edition was the fair’s largest to date, with a record attendance of more than 30,000 visitors across five days. The success of the fair reinforces the growing importance of Dubai as an international hub for art and culture and for innovation and technology, and Art Dubai as the marketplace for art and artists from the Global South.

01 apr, 2022
The winner in Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022

Today we want to introduce the Creative category winners and shortlist in the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022.

29 mar, 2022
Portrait of Humanity Winners 2022 (vol.4)

1854 Media and British Journal of Photography announce the winning of Portrait of Humanity Volume 4.

12 mar, 2022
35AWARDS: 'Fashion with water' contest

Today we want to introduce you to the results of the 'Fashion with water' contest, which was organized on the 35AWARDS platform and collected more than 3500 photos.

21 feb, 2022
Marco Carotenuto: ‘What would you not do for a good photo!’

‘What would you not do for a good photo! We were stuck at Lake Carezza when we started hearing some bellowing sounds in the distance coming from the woods in front of us. It sounded like some big animal, but despite the first moments of fear we decided to check it out so we could to take home some good shots’, wrote Marco Carotenuto under one of his Instagram photos.

31 jan, 2022
Bernard Sim: I’m not an art person, I like cute and comical stuff

‘They are indeed much easier to tame and control as compared to other members of the family,’— Bernard Sim laughs, talking about our favorite pets. Sim is that very photographer who captured a couple surrounded by curious otters: cute animals wanted to see how the British man proposes to his girlfriend. Bernard is one of the most famous masters in Singapore. Today we are talking to the winner of the Sony Animal Portrait competition about the pet-related genre.

26 jan, 2022
Antonio Coelho: Imagination is the most important aspect in photography

Member of the World Professional Photographers Organization Antonio Coelho is a renowned photographer (check out the list of his awards and exhibitions). Coelho’s secret is simple: approach photography as a metaphorical depiction of reality and don’t forget about humor. Read more about major aspects of Anthony Coelho's success in photography in our interview.

24 dec, 2021
Sergey Gorshkov's picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov's picture wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year grand title. The picture, titled The Embrace, shows the intimate moment an endangered Amur tiger hugs an ancient Manchurian fir tree to mark it with her scent. It took Russian photographer over 11 months to capture this image using motion sensor cameras.

19 dec, 2021
Marina Shcheglova: I prefer to stay on the side of the classic ideology that lives outside of time.

Our heroine did not take a single lockdown photo portrait over FaceTime, although there was a demand. And she is still not doing it: Marina chooses sports to gain energy for a real, non-remote photo shoot instead. Such uncompromising attitude and discipline helped the young lady to become successful and not to lower her standards.

15 dec, 2021
Salem McBunny: Color, makeup and expression create a soul of the good photograph

Gifted artist – this is how you can describe the Fine Art conceptual photographer and member of the World Professional Photographers Organization Salem McBunny. Being an incredible makeup artist, Salem realizes his creative ideas through makeup and color in his photography. And most importantly is that the list of his awards is updated from year to year.

14 dec, 2021
Egle Ellerman: Don’t try to please other people’s tastes – your vision is unique

Egle Ellerman is a Russian photographer from Denmark and a member of the World Professional Photographers Organization. In Ellerman's works, every detail plays an important role – to reflect worldview of Egle, convey her vision of erotic and prove that the most important thing in art is to follow your creative impulses. Otherwise, you will lose yourself.

05 dec, 2021
Despird Zhang: Child in the scene is only a reflection of myself

We tend to think that children's photography is a story about happiness and carelessness. However, children's photographer and member of the World Professional Photographers Organization Despird Zhang proves that photography is not just about a nice picture, but also a reflection of one’s soul.

28 nov, 2021
Pedro Londoño: Documenting something is giving a visual opinion of what we think

Colombian photographer and a member of the World Professional Photographers Organization, Pedro Londoño, differs from many photographers in his view of the world – each of his images surprises with an unusual angle or successfully captured moment. When you watch at his images, the question immediately arises: “What happened next?” The maestro of documentary photography shared his opinion in our interview about the essence of photography and its main task, and answered what exactly makes a shot great.

18 nov, 2021
Cristina Coral: The image of woman expresses feelings best

Our memories have a strong influence on our lives, they are a base for the way we see the worldand idea of beauty. Italian photographer Cristina Coral uses her past as inspiration for herwork. Internal dialogue is a powerful resource for realizing Cristina's ideas in photos. In the interview for Russian Photo Magazine Coral is talking about her approach to work, trends in photography and a photographer’s routine.

10 nov, 2021
Streets of modern England through the eyes of a 16-year-old

At 16 years you can go to Сcollege, fall in love for the first time, get your first job, leave home or get on the page of the magazine World Professional Photography Organization. The latter was achieved by a young English photographer Callum Cole with his fantastic images of the streets of Foggy Albion.

02 nov, 2021
Maria Presser: Photography is my way of expressing myself and connecting with the world

Maria Presser, a children's photographer from Argentina and a member of the World Professional Photographers Organization, knows what it is to communicate with small capricious clients and how to establish contact with them for a high-quality picture. In her interview, Maria shared her experience of changing profession (from orthodontist to photographer), approach to children photography and the main secrets of a successful photograph.

28 oct, 2021
Cunning red fox in works of photographer Brittany Crossman

In fairy tales foxes are cunning and treacherous. However, this is just an image that our parents want to teach us to be careful or explain that it is worth it sometimes becoming foxes ourselves. But one thing we know for sure - these incredibly beautiful and intelligent creatures cannot leaveanyone indifferent. Canadian photographer Brittany Crossman fell in love with red foxes as a child and now uses her camera to express her excitement about being around wildlife.

15 oct, 2021
Finalists Announced for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020

The jury of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced the finalists of this year. 13 funny animal photos from around the world are 13 reasons to smile! According to organizers of the competition, 2020 was full of surprises – they never have had so many entries, and of such high quality as in this year. The main aim of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is promoting conservation through a positive message. What a positive message? You will not find here photos of environmental tragedies, but only comical images of animals around the world. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards shows that every creature on our planet has its right for living. On 22th October winners of 2020 will be uncovered.

07 sep, 2021
Storm, lightning and stars in Brent Shavnore’s photographic poetry

What do you think when you hear the words ‘storm’, ‘lightning’ and ‘stars’? Something about poetry, right? But what if we are talking about photography? Then it will be dramatic landscapes of American photographer Brent Shavnore. Unimaginable forms of storm clouds, flashes of lightning and the quiet starry sky - a real photographic poetry.

26 aug, 2021
Zachar Rise: I do not try to copy techniques of great photographers

Zachar Rise is a member of World Professional Photographers Organization and the leading artistic women's portrait photographer. His photos celebrate female beauty and sexuality. Zachar claims that the secret to success is finding the right model.

22 aug, 2021
Mofeed Abu Schalwa: I chose macro photography to conquer my fear

Do you know that your phobia can lead you to success? No? Macro and micro photographer Mofeed Abu Shalwa knows how to overcome a fear and become a worldwide famous researcher with 5 international titles and 147 prizes won. In his interview to WPPO, Mofeed shared his secret of success and even gave practical advice for amateur photographers!

10 aug, 2021
Viktorija Troickaja: Only from portrait photography I get goosebumps

According to photographer and member of World Professional Photographers Organization Viktorija Troickaja, climate of Baltic countries and cold Baltic Sea shaped the style in her photography. The dark and cold tones of her portraits are the real aesthetics of the North, which distinguishes her works. This is what allowed Victoria to win in 35AWARDS for 2 years in a row, and then become an invited member of the jury of the international contest.

15 jul, 2021
Urban-photography as salvation: Dubai and Hong Kong by Apo Genc

What does the word ‘city’ mean to you? For someone it means a career, success and achievement. For the other - it is a comfortable life or maybe a necessary evil when all he wants is a quick weekend getaway to nature. Turkish photographer Apo Genc, for example, sees the city as his shelter. But what does he hide from?

03 jul, 2021
Black and white photography: an interview with Patricia Soon

Patricia Soon is a fine art photographer based in Sabah, Malaysia. She likes to travel and tends to capture peculiar moments wherever she goes. Photography has changed and enriched Patricia’s life. In her interview, she talks about her equipment, methods of photo processing and explains why most of her photos are black and white.

30 jun, 2020
Underwater photography: interview with Emmanuelle Camallonga

Emmanuelle Camallonga is a French photographer. She specialises in Underwater photography, Macro photography and uses wideangle lenses. In an interview, Emmanuelle describes how her favourite picture of a sea lion was taken and gives a couple of professional tips for beginners.

25 jun, 2020
Adrian Szatewicz: “I love being one-on-one with nature”

Adrian has been a nature lover since the early years, and as he grew older, his passion was growing too with him. He grew up in the region of Poland, surrounded by forests, lakes and rivers There he was experimenting with his first manual camera: Zenit. The turning point of his life was when he bought his first digital camera – Fuji Finepix s20 pro. Since that moment he knew he would continue to develop his passion as a photographer.

21 jun, 2020
Garcia De Marina: Conceptual photography is a game of imagination

Garcia de Marina is a Spanish surrealist photographer whose

12 jun, 2020