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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 eight 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

  • 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

  • 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 settling in the UK, she is curious about finding common grounds between 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 the University of Westminster, in London. www.camilacavalcante.com www.camilacavalcante.tumblr.com

  • 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

  • Mark York

    Mark YorkLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Mark has been shooting professionally since the mid 1990s. Born in London, his portfolio includes fashion/beauty, interiors, portrait, and travel work. He began his career by assisting several leading advertising photographers in the UK, which served to be his apprenticeship. He then graduated to photographing actors and models portfolio pictures, which eventually led to regular editorial and corporate assignments in Europe and the US. The diversity in his subject matter has led to him being commissioned by a wide range of clients including Conde Nast's 'AD', The London Evening Standard, L'Oreal, Nike, and The Sunday Times' Style Magazine. Mark is also the recipient of an Association of Photographers 'Merit' award for his fine art print of 'The Card Players', which was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and at the prestigious Noorderlicht Photography Festival in The Netherlands. His prints are held in private collections Worldwide. He lives in London with his partner, and their Cocker Spaniel dog, 'Flick'. https://www.markyorkphoto.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

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