Antonio Leanza MA - LSP Founder & CEO
Antonio has been
an active photographer for three decades. An artist, coach and teacher, he has developed
a unique educational philosophy centered on the
Creative Process and the Transformational Learning Experience.
Antonio taught Photography and Digital Imaging at
The School of Media of LCC (The University of The Arts London)
for more then ten years and for Ilford Film throughout England. He 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
Franzolin MA - LSP COO
Luciana was born in Brazil from Italian origins and started a successful career in photography
Very passionate about life, people and communication, she has been working in a wide range of environments
and assignments and completed her MA in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in 2009.
Her work has been published in
several books and magazines, online publications and has been exhibited in
Debbie Castro MA - LSP Director of Training - Professional Photographer
Debbie has been a professional photographer in London since
2005 and completed her Masters in Photojournalism
at the University of Wenstminster.
From Lady Gaga to Michelin star chefs, she has been working with some of the
most prestigious names in portrait
and food photography. With documentary photography as her core passion, Debbie has been selected
at the PhotoIreland’s festival two years in a row and continues to develop her own photo-essay’s mainly
focusing on social issues.
An Associate member of The Royal Photographic Society, she runs her own Wedding
and Portrait photography
business and is now eager to share her knowledge and passion for photography with us
Holger Pooten MA - LSP Senior Trainer - Professional Photographer - Digital Artist
Holger Pooten achieved
his post-graduate degree in photography before he moved to London in 2001, where he since
works as an advertising
and editorial photographer. He has gained an outstanding experience being on assignment in
of photography and shoting international advertising campaigns for companies like Adidas, Nike, Intel,
Panasonic, Virgin and other international brands.
Holger has also won some prestigious photographic
awards and his work has been exhibited in several single and group
shows worldwide. His main focus is a creative and conceptual approach to photography which reflects in his
Daniel Lane MA - LSP Senior Trainer - Professional Photographer
Daniel Lane has
been a professional photographer since 1999. He holds a BA in Photography and a Masters with
Distinction in Photojournalism.
His freelance documentary
work has lead him to shoot photostories in many different countries, from hospitals
Madagascar to gold miners in Laos to ultimately win the London
Fringe Photography Award in 2009.
Alongside the documentary assignments, Daniel also enjoys working
in the studio, where he produces high end
advertising photography for large International Brands such as Valentino,
Patrick Cox and Boots to name a few.
Before going freelance in 2003 he was appointed Head of Photography for
Apolónia, a dual language food, drink
and lifestyle magazine in Portugal. He is now teaching
in our evening and weekend workshops and in Food and
Product Photography for the Professional Training
Program at the London School of Photography. www.dl-web.net
Ryall MA - LSP Trainer - Professional Photographer
After completing her masters in Photojournalism in 2009, Kit went on to assist
award-winning artist Broomberg
and Chanarin, where she worked on numerous commercial photography and art projects including the
Photomonth Festival 2011 and the
official promo video for Massive Attack's single "Saturday Come Slow".
Since then Kit has developed a broad knowledge of the professional picture industry, working as a professional
editor on editorial projects for clients such us Save the Children and the Imperial War Museum, as
photography and branding for the Royal Bank of Scotland and the international low firm Freshfields.
Alongside this, she spends time on long-term documentary photography projects, combining practical
with her interest in photographic theory. Kit is now eager to share her knowledge and passion for photography with
Andrea Verganti MA - LSP Trainer - Professional Photographer
Andrea completed his Masters in
Photojournalism in 2009 and has since been working for NGOs in the UK and
abroad taking pictures for their portfolio and editing their visual material. Additionally, he has been working on
assignments and commissions for local institutions and the public sector.
Andrea has gathered experience facilitating workshops and classes while working on a wide range of themes
for different organizations, which has led him to develop effective training methods and
to value the precious
contribution the students can bring to each session.
His interest lies in a humanistic approach to photography, he enjoys working on collaborative
social aspects and promoting social change. He is curious to investigate
the possibilities offered by experimenting
Bettina von Kameke MA - LSP Trainer - Professional Photographer
Bettina graduated at Central St Martin School of Art & Design and began a remarkable and fascinating
Documentary Photography in 2001. Her work investigates enclosed communities, their life, rituals and their
From sailing with 31 Burmese merchants from England to South Africa, to an Enclosed Order of Benedictine
Convent, to travelling with the famous Circus Humberto through the Czech Republic. In 2008 Bettina was invited
an artist’s residency at Christ Church College in Oxford to produce 101 Portraits representative of the Christ Church
Community. Her latest and truly outstanding work
explores a community of male prisoners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs.
"In my work I question and explore the interior and exterior conditions, means and forces, which
make a communal
life sustainable. An enclosed community is generally based on shared religious, commercial or traditional
The camera either still or moving creates a distance but at the same time allow
me to enter the subjects’ intimacy/
privacy. The camera functions as an interface between myself and the world
outside and becomes my second skin".