Steve Scalone (Co-Founder)
Steve embarked on a professional career in a series of photographic commercial labs. He witnessed the beginnings of the digital camera revolution and embraced the change, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. In the years since, Steve pursued the photographic form in both his artistic and commercial practices. He built and steered his own professional studio and discovered inspiration in passing on his skills to others through tertiary education.
Along the way, he's acquired numerous awards. Most recently, the AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the Year for 2015 and 2016 and the current AIPP Australian Photo book of the year award. His talent on the ground for inspiring his fellow photographers and nurturing his peers through education have led to him being honoured with the title of an ILFORD Ambassador. Today Steve continues to expand his commercial portfolio whilst also developing his artistic profile. This has resulted in a number of exhibitions to date and the production of his book “Urban Clarity”.
Craig Wetjen (Co-Founder)
Craig Wetjen is a national and international award winning photographer and author based in Melbourne Australia. He started his career photographing sports for his local newspapers in Connecticut, USA. Some career highlights are working for NASA prior to moving to Australia where in 1996 he established Melbourne’s RMIT University’s first digital imaging course.
His latest book project “Men and Their Sheds” published in 2016, documented 101 men and their relationship the shed has to his physical and mental health.
Craig is currently working on a documentary book on Dementia and another book on craftsmen and women working on lost or dying trades.
Brisbane theatre and performance photographer Kris Anderson has a knack for creating rich storytelling images. A longtime performer and musician, Kris primarily photographs actor headshots, theatre advertising, and production images for theatre companies. A Master of Photography with the AIPP, Kris is the 2019 AIPP Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year.
Kris’ illustrative work is instantly recognisable, tapping into dark, emotive themes of everyday life that resonate with everyone. He frequently explores narratives concerned with modern life, mental health, and the impact of technology on people and relationships.
Jayne is a Brisbane based photographer starting her photographic journey in 2014; Jayne’s work encompasses many genres particularly black and white street and urban landscape, fine art fitness and portrait photography. “The simplicity of a black and white photo effortlessly conveys the emotion and tells the stories of the streets and the people perfectly”.
Born in Denmark and have called Australia home for more than half my life.Landscape and fine art photographer based in Brisbane’s bayside area.Master photographer with the AIPP and the 2016 Australian Landscape photographer of the year & 2016 Queensland professional photographer of the year amongst others.
Gary has worked as a wildlife photographer at the QLD Museum for 36 years. His work has been published in Australian Geographic, Popular Science,New Scientist, National Geographic online and numerous other publications and journals around the world. He has also contributed to the QLD Museum extensive range of natural history publications.
His achievements include 2008 AIPP Australian Science and Nature Photographer of the Year, 2015 Eureka Prize for Science Photography and Principal photographer :The Great Barrier Reef-A QLD Museum Discovery Guide .Gary collaborates regularly with organisations such as The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, ReefCheck Australia, BushBlitz, Earthwatch and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. He also runs workshops and presentations on underwater photography and Digital Asset Management.
Hi my name is Stephen,I started taking photos at the age of seven, Photography has been a lifelong passion for me , especially street photography. I am currently an active member of the Canon Collective community, producer of two photography podcasts and a Getty Images contributor.
Peter Law is based in Brisbane. Working as a professional photographer in many diverse fields over a period of 30 years he is now retired and is enjoying exhibiting as a photographic artist.
Peter is formally trained in photography, graduating from the Seven Hills College of Art in 1977. He holds teaching qualifications and has worked as an Instructor at the same School of Photography from which he graduated.
Now aged 70, his passion for photography has never diminished. He works mainly in the genres of portraiture, street photography, still life and the human form.
Awards and Exhibitions:Winner, Steve Scalone’s Street Photography 24 Hour Challenge - Canon Light Awards Brisbane 2017
Honourable Mention, Top 100, 2019 Australian Photography Awards, 2019Elders - Perspectives on Ageing, Group Exhibition, Beaudesert Regional Art Gallery, 2019
Vikki Siliato is a Brisbane wedding photographer and an award-winning landscape photographer. While Vikki enjoys spending her weekends photographing loved-up couples, her passion is landscape photography. Vikki strives to capture the essence of our beautiful country, the ruggedness, the tranquillity and even the harshest of landscapes.
Vikki draws on what she sees and feels to portray the natural beauty of any landscape. She's an adventurous and carefree soul who finds peace and joy in nature. Vikki’s ideal weekend is hiking in the wilderness with a couple of like-minded friends, backpack on shoulders and with camera in hand. Bliss!
David Symons is a Brisbane based photographer. The idea that the photograph sits precariously on the edge of the real and imagined is the great appeal of the medium to David. Born in Scotland, he studied photography in Western Australia in the 1980s.
David has exhibited locally and nationally and has been a finalist prizes including The Olive Cotton Award and the IRIS Award. His photographic work is held in The Art Gallery of Western Australia Collection and The National Library of Australia. David's photobook 'The Man from Apophenia' was self-published in 2019.