Kevin Landwer-Johan is a highly experienced editorial and commercial professional photographer and photography teacher with a passion for capturing ‘real life’ in his images. Originally from New Zealand he has chosen to make Chiang Mai, Thailand, 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.)
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 Photo-Workshops-Online and Chiang Mai Photo Workshops with his wife, Pansa, because of their passion for photography and love for Chiang Mai and northern Thailand.
Their teaching style is fresh and refreshing. Topics are covered carefully and concisely in such a way that will not waste your precious time, because these online video lessons can be viewed once or as many times a student needs to so they grasp the teaching.
Pansa Landwer-Johan is an accomplished photographer with more of a passion for expressing emotion through her images. She was initially self-taught and has studied with Kevin to a point where both of them find it difficult sometimes to know which of them was responsible for shooting some photographs! Her teaching in more philosophical in style, less on technical and more on form and feeling.
Pansa shoots video with DSLR and GoPro cameras and is responsible for recording most of Kevin’s teaching videos. Kevin is actively encouraging her to teach more … and hopes she will pluck up the courage to get in front of the camera and teach some day.