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The LSP TEAM

Antonio Leanza

Antonio LeanzaLSP Founder & CEO

Antonio has been an active photographer for more than three decades. An artist, coach and teacher, he has developed a unique educational philosophy centered on the Creative Process and the Transformational Learning Experience. He taught Photography and Digital Imaging at The School of Media of LCC (The University of The Arts London) for more than ten years and for Ilford Film throughout England. Antonio has trained and coached people from all over the world to the highly professional standards of National Geographic and he is currently developing new educational projects on Photography and Creative Development.

  • Luciana Franzolin

    Luciana FranzolinLSP Director of Training

    Luciana has been part of the LSP team since 2007. Born in Brazil, she started her career in photography as a darkroom technician in 1996. Finishing a Journalism BA in 2000 and Photography Post Graduation in 2001, she has worked for newspapers and as a freelance photographer moving to London in 2003. Very passionate about life, people and communication, she has worked in a wide range of environments and assignments and completed her MA in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster, London, in 2009. Luciana’s interests include street, documentary photography and portraiture.

  • Giovanni Barsanti

    Giovanni BarsantiLSP Senior Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Giovanni has a genuine passion for photography, styling and creativity as well as concept creation for fashion and still life photography. Since he moved to London, he started to work as the backstage photographer for the AOFM, (Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists) and for other major agencies as First Photographer. Gio (That's how we like to call him) has been part of the LSP Team for more than seven years, covering positions like Studio Manager and Trainer for all our courses & workshops. From 2016 to 2018 he has covered the position of Director of Training. He is also fully trained in Adobe Photoshop and other advanced graphics softwares by the BigRock™ Academy (http://www.bigrock.it/), one of the most sought after computer graphics school in Europe. www.giovannibarsanti.com - Instagram Profile

  • Camila Cavalcante

    Camila CavalcanteLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Camila Cavalcante is a visual artist with a background in journalism and art critique and an interest in investigating the limits of photography as contemporary art. Coming from the Northeast coast of Brazil and after living in three other countries, settling in the UK, she is curious about finding common grounds between different cultures, countries and people. Camila uses photography to project herself onto her subjects, dissolving perceived borders, cultural differences and nationalities; immersing herself, her body and her art into a shared anthropological experience. Camila holds a degree in Journalism, a post-graduate degree in Journalism and Cultural Critique and a Masters Degree in Photojournalism from University of Westminster, in London. She won two photography national prizes in her home country, has taken part in three art residencies in the UK, Mexico and Brazil and has shown her work in over 20 exhibitions in Brazil, US and UK. www.camilacavalcante.com www.camilacavalcante.tumblr.com

  • Stefan Lacandler

    Stefan LacandlerLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Stefan became a professional photographer after years of assisting on everything from fashion shoots for British Vogue to movie franchises like Harry Potter. In recent years he has shot commercially for global brands including L’Oréal, King of Shaves and Chivas working with A’list actors like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Oscar Isaac. He is also the founder and principal photographer of RawSilk Photography, specialising in vibrant wedding reportage storytelling. With over 200 weddings under his belt his wedding work has taken him all over the place, Scotland, Italy, France, Denmark & Sweden with work published in GQ, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Brides to mention but a few. Stefan Lacandler grew up in rural Sweden but now live in East London with his wife Camilla and his two girls, Betty and Agnes. www.stefanlacandler.co.uk www.rawsilkphotography.com

  • Diogo Duarte

    Diogo DuarteLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Diogo Duarte is a Portuguese photographer with a keen interest in psychological portraiture and self-portraiture, with which he explores identities. Born in Lisbon, he moved to the UK in 2007 to study Psychology and Criminology and then went on to pursue a career in the Psychology field. In 2012, he studied Professional Photography at the London School of Photography and then went on to work for known brands such as Arena, Stella Artois and NFL. Diogo regularly exhibits his Fine Art work in Fine Art Galleries. In 2017, he won the East-West Art Award with his psychological portrait of a Woman. www.diogo-duarte.com

  • Derek Lomas

    Derek LomasLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Derek Lomas is a Still life and Portrait Photographer.After graduating from kent University he became a freelance Assistant to Photographers in London and then went on to set up his own studio .Derek brings a wealth of studio based knowledge to the LSP and continues to work for Clients such as L'oreal, Lancome, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. Derek's favourite things to photograph are cosmetics and Women's shoes. www.dereklomas.com

  • Nicola Muirhead

    Nicola MuirheadLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Nicola Muirhead is a Bermudian social documentary photographer and visual storyteller, specializing in long-form documentary projects and portraiture. Her work centers on themes related to identity and place, and how they are impacted and shaped by political, environmental and socio-economic factors. Works in progress also include exploring the relationship between image and text, constructing creative and poetic narratives using imagery and local literature of a community. Nicola completed her Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Arts London and has been published widely in magazines and newspapers such as the BBC and National Geographic. She is a winner of multiple awards, including the Magenta Flash Forward award and the Creative Review Annual. Nicola is represented by Women Photograph, a private database that includes more than 650 independent women documentary photographers based in 91 countries. www.nicolamuirhead.com

  • Robert Gershinson

    Robert GershinsonLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Robert grew up on a healthy diet of comics and movies so it was inevitable he’d work in the visual arts. He has photographed a who’s-who of musicians; Years & Years, Florence + The Machine, Alice Cooper, Spandau Ballet and Chas and Dave. His on-going podcast project Shoot First Talk Later sees him photograph a guest and then record an in-depth interview. He studied film at Leeds Metropolitan and Photography at London College of Communication. Robert has led photography workshops for multiple organisations across London and believes in encouraging students to find their own personal style. Robert lives in London and likes cake and Rock n Roll. www.robertgershinson.com - www.sftl.photos

  • Marian Alonso

    Marian AlonsoLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Marian Alonso is a Spanish-Catalan photographer and lens-based visual artist who has spent many years living in the creative hub of East London and has over fifteen years of experience in the photography field. Her commercial work is mostly specialized in the areas of portraiture, reportage, fashion and beauty with some of her regular clients being well-known UK brands such as Charles Worthington Salons, Nubian Skin and Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. As part of her freelance practice, she heads the photography department of busy photography and video studio in the heart of West London. Human visage is central in her personal work, conveying meaning and emotion through slights of body language and expression. She holds a master’s degree in Photography from the University of the Arts, London, and is a recipient of the ARCO (Ifema) Photography Award. http://www.marianalonso.com

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