You _&_ Us

You & Us


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 centred 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 high 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. her final project was a photo documentary called Senses, abou deaf-blind people living in the UK. Luciana’s interests include street, documentary photography and portraiture. She has now opened a branch of London School of Photography in Cyprus:

  • 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 (, one of the most sought after computer graphics school in Europe. - Instagram Profile

  • Stefan Lacandler

    Stefan LacandlerLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Stefan became a professional photographer after years of assisting with 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.

  • Diogo Duarte

    Diogo DuarteLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Diogo Duarte is a Portuguese artist and photographer based in Edinburgh, 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. His work has been widely exhibited, including in the UK, Japan, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia and Portugal. His most recent major body of work entitled 'Caretaking' made as part of his Masters in Fine Art Practice at The Glasgow School of Art,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • Umit Zeytincioglu

    Umit ZeytinciogluLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Umit Zeytincioglu is a Cypriot photographer who specializes in fashion and portrait photography. Her journey with photography started when she was studying journalism. Her early work was mainly focused on portraiture with a keen interest in fashion. It was then she studied Fashion Photography at the London School of Media, Film and TV. In 2012, she moved to London to attend post-graduate studies. Here, she found her interest in conceptual photography and produced work focusing on memory. Her photographs depicting an imagined reality and lost memories are shown in exhibitions with her classmates during her studies. After graduating from her MA in Photographic Studies at Westminster University in 2014, she has worked as a baby, children, and family portrait photographer with a private company for 2.5 years. In 2017, her creative path steered into teaching  She has been teaching at different places since then. Umit continues to photograph every day with passion and her fashion portraits have been published in multiple magazines.

  • Alex Amoròs

    Alex AmoròsLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Alex Amorós is a Photographer, Director & Musician based in London, UK. Born in Alicante, Spain. Alex studied Photography at Blank Paper Collective and School in Madrid. Since moving to London. Alex has worked on different photographic projects, mainly within social documentary and music. He is the co-founder and In-House photographer of Paper Dress Studios specializing in Music Photography located in Hackney Central. With an eye for storytelling, Alex has released a number of Photobooks and Fanzines, including the sold out debut, ‘Londoners’, 40 Music Venues and London Football Fans are now a part of the Martin Parr Foundation, The Photobook Cafe & The Photographers Gallery, London. His work has been exhibited in several cities and galleries in Europe. He was the winner of the underground category of the 2023 Abbey Road Studios Music Awards.

  • Tunde Valiszka

    Tunde ValiszkaLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Tünde Valiszka is a Hungarian-born fine art street photographer. She began her photography journey at a very young age, learning from her mom, a hobbyist photographer. At 21, Tünde moved to London and completed a BA in Journalism & Media and an MSc in Marketing at Birkbeck, University of London. She launched her photography business in 2017, focusing on neon noir-inspired street portraits. Her work, known for its provocative, high-contrast, and moody style, draws from neon-noir cinematography. Influenced by 80s cyberpunk aesthetics, such as "Blade Runner," her style has garnered acclaim, leading to opportunities in teaching masterclasses and guest lecturing at the University of Roehampton. Tünde collaborates with well-known brands like Jägermeister and Adobe. Her work has been exhibited in Malta, London, and Tokyo. With her passion now a profession, she continually pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling, establishing her photography as a distinct brand.

  • Morgana Andrade

    Morgana AndradeLSP Trainer - Professional Photographer

    Morgana is an Art Director and Senior Retoucher with a passion for blending creativity and technology to produce visual experiences. Born in Lisbon and based in London, she has a background in Fashion Design and History of Art. Trained as a photographer, specialising in Fashion and Portrait, Morgana also explored video production, casting, and styling and was this experience that led her to follow Art Direction, combining her different experience to create, direct and produce a concept. She made a deliberate shift to the post-production side of photography and with a particular interest in the integration of AI and CGI, she explores innovative techniques to enhance her creative practice. Morgana's work has been featured in publications such as Kaltblut, Attitude, Schon, and WWD. She has also collaborated with brands including London Fashion Week, Benefit Cosmetics, Hublot, Boden, Filles-a-Papa, Edward Crutchley, and others. She currently lives in North London with her cat Misha.