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Nikon Welcomes Two New Ambassadors

Simon Skinner - 2 months ago

Nikon’s roster of superstar photographers has grown as the brand announces two more Ambassadors, Donna Crous and Andrew Parkinson.

Andy Parkinson wildlife photography hare
Andy Parkinson wildlife photographer and Nikon Ambassador’s image of a hare.

Nikon’s Ambassador program, which has been running since 2013, aims to inspire and educate photographers of all creative styles and abilities to achieve their creative potential. Details of the two new Ambassadors can be found below:

Donna Crous works as a pro food photographer and has been a dedicated Nikon shooter for many years. Her notoriety has been built on her photography along with her skill in recipe development and food styling. This set of skills has led to worldwide credibility with a global portfolio traversing production for magazines, brand development and recipe books. Donna prefers to shoot using natural light wherever possible and produces all her own recipes. When she’s not busy shooting for clients, she is often found holding talks and workshops for Nikon, as well as running her own workshops and mentoring sessions.

Donna is now working on her very first cookery book, entitled “A Healthier Family for Life” [Little, Brown Book Group] which is due to be published next year [2021].

Secondly, Andrew Parkinson joins the Nikon Ambassador ranks as a multi-award winning wildlife photographer and is a regular National Geographic Feature Contributor. His photography is used globally by a network of leading agencies and publications including Getty, The Discovery Channel, The New York Times and RSPB Images. Andrew operates exclusively with wild animals and often speaks about the ethics of photography, conservation and animal rights. His integrity for the natural world translate clearly into every image he produces.

Nikon’s prestigious Ambassador Alumni features 15 industry-leading photographers including: Richard Peters – award-winning wildlife photographer, Helen Sloan – Game of Thrones Principle Stills Photographer,  Conor McDonnell – ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ entertainment photographer, Amy Shore – automotive and lifestyle photographer and multi-award winning Fine Art photographer and author Kirsty Mitchell, to name a few.

Julian Harvie, Head of Marketing at Nikon Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Donna and Andy into our community of Northern European ambassadors. Their talent and creative vision as photographers represent the diverse interests and aspirations of photographers across the continent. They are true advocates of photography at the highest level. Both will play a pivotal role in instilling creativity and inspiration through a range of activities including workshops with Nikon School, talks at key events such as the virtual Photography Show [TPS] and through collaborations across social media and the press.”

Donna and Andy will be taking part in an interactive online Q&A with Neil Freeman [Nikon School UK] at 12:30pm on Thursday 20th August, allowing the public to ask questions. It’s free and bookable via the Nikon School.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.