Photography School Asia was established in 2005, it quickly became regarded as Asia’s premier photography school. Students have travelled from all over the world for a chance to study at the school and with its founder Jonathan Taylor or the school’s highly dedicated and experienced teaching staff. The school is committed to teaching essential photographic skills while showing the students the best of Southeast Asia. Students will be instructed on how to develop their own photographic eye and compositional understanding.
Our two schools come equipped with a full professional studio and digital darkroom and are based in Bangkok, Thailand, plus Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are a wide range of courses available from basic to advance levels. We also teach, Understanding Digital Workflow, Mastering Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and other Post Production Programs. Composition classes are also available again at an introduction level up to very advance. Photojournalism, Feature Photography and Portrait Workshops are very popular as are the Studio Photography Courses. We teach each student in an easy going relaxed style, each course is created to target student’s individual needs
Jonathan Taylor takes TV travel presenter Rudy Maxa on a Bangkok Photo-Walk in China Town. This was for Rudy Maxa’s World, a travel log series for America’s PBS Chanel.
Jonathan Taylor – founder and head tutor.
“Well known for his gritty, black-and-white images of cops, hit men, drug addicts and crime scenes, photographer Jonathan Taylor has traveled all over Asia to report on everything from Agent Orange victims in Vietnam to a special police unit in Bangkok that helps pregnant women, stuck in traffic, give birth.
But versatility is the 43-year-old Englishman’s stock in trade. He also has a talent for shooting color portraits, commercial, fashion and corporate photography. Taylor studied photography at London College Of Printing (now Communication Arts). Then worked in a large commercial Fashion Photography Studio, working his way up from being a runner, assistant to established photographer. He moved on from there to photojournalism, working for many of the Fleet Street newspapers. Was posted as the European Photographer for The Straights Times, Singapore. Before moving to Asia in the early nineties.
He quickly established himself as an internationally acclaimed Photojournalist. His often hard hitting features hold nothing back. Full of raw impact and great journalism. On two occasions, his features have graced the cover of TIME Magazine. Many of his images have appeared in international publications like Britain’s Independent On Sunday Magazine, Marie Claire as well as the Guardian Magazine, Stern and the New York Times Magazine.
A resident of Bangkok since the early ’90s, Taylor’s eye-opening work is extremely well regarded. He was recently employed as Picture Editor on a regional section of The International Herald Tribune in Thailand. Has produced and been involved in numerous television documentaries, as Fixer and Producer, on subjects as diverse as sex slavery in Northern Thailand and Burma (BBC), a Midwife Thai Police Unit (Channel 3 France), Crystal Methamphetamine abuse in Asia (BBC and National Geographic Channel).
A slide show selection of Jonathan’s work recently exhibited at London’s prestigious Tate Britain Gallery.” Jim Algie, Farang Magazine
Jonathan is currently residing in our Siem Reap based school but also teaches regularly in Laos and China.
Brian Lam H.C.
Born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong, Brian is a photographer who has a passion for shooting environmental, social and cultural topics. He studied geography in the university, where he learnt about the complex yet fascinating connections between people and their environments, as well as various mechanisms that shape our diverse natural and urban landscapes. His collegiate background has equipped him with the capability to create exquisite images with strong sense of man-land relationships.
First got into photography with a prosumer grade digital camera and, unexpectedly to most, a waterproof housing, Brian practised underwater photography and has acquired a solid knowledge of the technical aspects of camera. He was soon hooked on narrative photography in which he discovered the storytelling ability of photographic essays. Now he spends most time working on documentary photography.
When Brian is not working, one can usually find him exploring exotic places and meeting new people along with his camera. Having been a resident in Hong Kong for over two decades, he knows the vibrant city from top to bottom and is pleased to share his experience and visions with any photography enthusiasts.
Brian believes photography has the power to change how people perceive the world. His photographs have appeared in Sai Kung & Clearwater Bay Magazine and Southside Magazine. Visit www.flickr.com/photos/brianlamhc/albums to see more of his photographic works.