Expert Profiles

Kevin Landwer-Johan

Freelance photographer and photography teacher

Kevin is a highly experienced editorial and commercial professional photographer with a passion for capturing ‘real life’ in his images. Originally from New Zealand he has chosen to make Chiang Mai his home since 2002.

Kevin started his professional photography career in the late 1980′s working on one of New Zealand’s leading daily papers. Later he moved on as sole photographer for two bi-weekly newspapers. During these years Kevin gained vast experience photographing everything from Prime Ministers, international celebrities, sporting events, spot news, everyday people and much more.

Before moving to Chiang Mai he ran a successful freelance photography business in New Zealand. Since moving to Thailand he has continued to pursue his career in photography and also documentary film making. Kevin enjoys living in Chiang Mai and loves the relaxed northern Thai culture and people.

Kevin’s images have been run in many national and international publications including Time Magazine. His award winning work is also represented by Getty Images, iStock, Alamy and other major stock photo and video agencies. Kevin is the advisory board of TIPS (Thailand International Photography Society.) He also contributes regularly to the Digital Photography School website and writes his own blog.

Teaching is something Kevin is passionate about. He is a self taught photographer with a depth of experience that he desires to share with others. He has started Chiang Mai Photo Workshops because of his passion for photography and his love for Chiang Mai and northern Thailand.

All images © Kevin Landwer-Johan