The Olympus Visionaries aim to inspire others with photography and filmmaking the way it has inspired them. Photography and filmmaking is in many ways an expression, be it a moment, a place or a person. For those below, using the Olympus system has enabled an expression of themselves. Olympus works closely with Visionaries to foster creative pursuits, share knowledge and insight to ultimately inspire others to reach their full creative potential.
Lachlan is a photographer from Victoria and owner of Rokeby Studios in Collingwood. Lachlan’s photographic style is described as honest & cinematic,this has been honed by his time spent on set as a motion picture stills photographer combined with his background as a finished artist/retoucher & countless hours in the dark room.
Chris is an adventure, outdoor and travel photographer based in Sydney. He is a passionate traveller and always on the move. He loves a challenge and his work spans from underwater surf photography to the adventures of extreme sport athletes high up in the mountains.
John has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented and sought after Directors of Photography, who works with vision, speed and an inherently collaborative nature. Since graduating with an MA from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, he has built an impressive slate of feature films and television credits including some of Australia’s most loved shows.
From exploring the secret lives of humpback whales and the whimsical ocean dancing of seals, to surreal landscapes, scenes and sunsets, Michaela Skovranova helps us see the world in a different light with her underwater photography and leaves us inspired with her breathtaking imagery.
With a shooting style that’s free, candid and honest, Chris loves exploring delicate, emotive and creative images. “It doesn’t matter if I’m shooting a wedding or a portrait, I have the same approach and encourage people to just be themselves.
Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath pioneered the Australian influencer industry. “Photography is an outlet that allows me to be creative and gives me a medium to share my view of the world.”
After a professional football career of over thirteen years playing in Australia and abroad, Chad Gibson picked up a camera and began LOCALFC to change the game of football and the culture that surrounds it.
Nick’s meteoric rise in the international world of photography has been nothing less than remarkable. Although his career spans over 25 years, it was at the insistence of several Industry heavyweights that he was finally persuaded, in 2006, to present his work on a competitive level.
The Olympus Visionary Program is designed to promote both the individual and the Olympus system. Olympus Visionaries are required to participate in workshops, talks, social media, content creation, media events, tradeshows and much more.
The Olympus Visionary Program welcomes and encourages innovation ideas from its members and aims to inspire others with discussion and imagery that showcases the endless capabilities of Olympus products.
While Olympus is not actively seeking new members for the program, we typically identify new Photographers/Videographers based on the following:
Shoot with Olympus gear in a professional capacity
Actively engage with Olympus via our social channels, activities and events
Prepared to represent Olympus at public events discussing products and photography/videography
Willing to regularly submit high quality images and/or video for Olympus' use
Demonstrate a strong and consistent body of work with clear skill and photography/video knowledge
Professional website and presence on key social channels