Dan Rubin is a photographer, designer, and creative director based in London. One of Instagram’s earliest beta testers and a speaker at the world’s first mobile photography conference, 1197, his work was featured in iTunes upon Instagram’s launch and he has become one of the most-followed, non-celebrity mobile photographers, with more than half a million followers on Instagram alone.
Dan is co-founder, editor-at-large, and publisher of The Photographic Journal, co-creator and curator of the portrait photography exhibition 100 | 50 | 1, and travels the world on photographic commissions for select clientele including O2, RedBull, Starwood Hotels, and more.
Agatha is a London based photographer and works exclusively on analogue cameras. Her commercial commissions include shooting posters for award winning films such as Wuthering Heights and The Selfish Giant. Her personal work is most often shot while travelling on trains in post-Soviet states. Her photographs have been featured in international magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, Tatler, Vogue UK, Dazed Digital, Interview and AnOther.
Stevyn Colgan is an author, artist, songwriter, speaker and oddly-spelled Cornishman. He is one of the ‘Elves’ that research and write the popular BBC TV series QI and co-writes its sister show, The Museum of Curiosity, for BBC Radio 4. He also contributes to Dave Gorman’s UK TV show Modern Life Is Good-ish. He is a regular at festivals and events such as Skeptics in the Pub, Cornbury, Harrogate, Hay, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Chris is the founder and curator of Retronaut, a digital collection of tens of thousands of pictures from across the past. In 2013 he was Guest Digital Curator at Europeana and he is currently Guest Curator at Northumberland Museums and Archives, England.
Chris’ first book – Retronaut: The Photographic Time-Machine – will be published in Autumn 2014 by National Geographic. He has been a keynote speaker at TED Global, DISH, 2045: A Futurist’s Symposium, Lost Lectures and Remix.
Katja Ogrin is a freelance photographer specialising in live music photography. Originally from Slovenia, she now lives and works in Birmingham. During the past ten years her photos have featured in Rolling Stone, NME, Metal Hammer, Prog Rock, Terrorizer and many other magazines. She has been accredited photographer for the likes of Beyoncé, Muse, Metallica, Jay Z, Rihanna etc. Represented by EMPICS Entertainment and Retna (US) Ltd.
I’m an obsessive documentary photographer. I always carry at least one phone camera everywhere I go and have done since before the proliferation of smart phones. I first gained notoriety for my photography with my use of the Lomo LCA and Flickr in the mid 2000s. I’ve a passion for sharing my knowledge of photography, whether that’s through writing books, teaching workshops or the odd appearance on children’s TV!
Naomi Korn is an IP Consultant specialising in copyright, rights management and licensing for clients from across the UK’s public sector.
Naomi is the Chair of LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance), a founder member of the Museums IP Network; sits on the Executive Committee of the Museums Copyright Group and on the Advisory Panel of the Public Catalogue Foundation. Much of her work includes lobbying and advocacy on behalf of museums, libraries and archives.
Naomi has a prolific publishing portfolio, covering an eclectic range of copyright and licensing topics, including multiple briefing papers, blogs, tools, templates etc. She also regularly writes a copyright-surgery column for the “Managing Information” Journal and other publications.
Conor MacNeill is a fine art travel photographer based in London. He has a particular interest in astrophotography, landscapes and cityscapes; renowned not only for his post-processing techniques, but also his highly emotive images. Having travelled to over 45 countries to find the most beautiful scenes to capture, he aims to eventually visit every country in the world.
Conor runs international photographic workshops, including expeditions with Dan Rubin. He also earns his keep as a web developer, explorer and senior instructor in Urban Krav Maga.
Tom Seymour is the Senior Writer of the British Journal of Photography, and the editor of fltr, the BJP’s weekly magazine about photography in the social age.
He was born in Romford and grew up in Sheffield, studied film at Warwick and journalism at Cardiff, then moved to Elephant and Castle to put the two together. He also writes about films for the Guardian, Sight and Sound and i-D.
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