Holger Pooten
Head of the London Institute of Photography

With over 20 years of professional and 5 years of teaching experience on academic level a major player in the photography world, Pooten holds an MA Photography degree from the renowned London College of Communication. His work has won numerous awards and is represented by agents worldwide. Recent commissions include work for Nikon, BMW, Nestle, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Nike and Adidas.


Caterina Nasini

Born in Italy, Caterina now lives and works in London.
She studied graphic arts and printmaking at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Florence, where she engraved, inked and bound.
After working as a restorer’s assistant she decided to do something with her love for photography and moved to London to pursue her passion.
She’s self-taught and enjoys taking pictures of spaces and details that would otherwise go unnoticed.
She’s been at LIoP since the very beginning and is now teaching and working with social media, expanding her horizons with every form of image-based content.


Debbie Castro

Debbie is a documentary photographer using mixed media to create pieces for exhibition and books. She has a degree in psychology and psychoanalysis plus studied an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster.
Her work has been exhibited in Photo festivals and galleries in Ireland, London and and New York.
Debbie works as the Coordinator at LIoP developing aspects of the website, organising talks and the annual LIoP exhibition.


Eliška Kyselková

Fashion and portrait photographer Eliška Kyselková is an artist making head waves in the UK scene and abroad with her style that transcends the boundaries of classic fashion photography and passes into forms of the artistic expression. Her work was exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Helsinki or Sevastopol and has been published in various magazines and publications such as Vogue Italia, Pylot, Pigeons&Peacocks as well as in Vogue Germany, i-D, Dazed&Confused and Wonderland.
More than a digital camera, Eliška extensively uses analogue cameras such as large format camera Sinar and medium format Bronica.


Jennifer Endom

Jennifer Endom is a fashion and portrait photographer currently living and working between London and Berlin. She studied Photography at the London College of Communications. Jenny works for international magazines such as Elle Man HK, Wanted Magazine SA, Schön! Magazine UK. She captures vivid and vigorous moments and the beauty of ordinary life.


Ben Smith

Ben has been a professional photographer for nearly 25 years, during which time he has worked on both commercial lifestyle shoots for big brands and editorial portrait and photojournalistic commissions for major publications. He is currently working on a long-term personal documentary project here in London. 
He also hosts and produces the popular, fortnightly photography podcast, A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers, on which he chats intimately with a wide array of well-known photographers about their work, life and practice. 

Ben has been designing and building websites for himself and numerous others – including fellow photographers – for many years and has been focussing exclusively on the Squarespace platform since 2010.


William is a Still Life Photographer and Director, working across fine art, editorial and advertising platforms.

He has a graphic and minimalist style that evokes a sense of luxury and simple beauty.

Frequently experimenting with narrative landscapes and the interaction between inanimate objects surrounding us in everyday life. Creating a visual language where there is a playful but intelligent balance between the odd and the familiar.

William graduated from Falmouth University in 2010, with first class honours, and since been working from London.

Misao Kubota

Misao holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, UAL.
She is at the forefront of LIoP and you will meet her when making bookings and administration work.