Meet Our Instructors

Meeting Our Exceptional Instructors: Leaders in Photography.

A poster of Jesse Marlow with a Leica Q3

Jesse Marlow

Jesse Marlow is based in Melbourne, Australia. His works are held in public and private collections across Australia and the world. In 2003, he published his first book of photographs: Centre Bounce: Football from Australia’s Heart, (Hardie Grant Books). In 2005 he published a book of street photographs titled Wounded, (Sling Shot Press). In 2006 he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. In 2011, he was awarded the International Street Photographer of the Year Award. In 2012, Marlow won the MGA – Bowness Prize. In 2014, Marlow released his third monograph Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them. In 2021, Marlow published his 4th monograph Second City (Sling Shot Press). Over the last ten years, Marlow’s street photos have been profiled in a number of books and exhibitions around the world including Street Photography Now, Masters Of Street Photography and The World Atlas of Street Photography.

Nick Rains

Nick Rains brings forty years of broad experience as a professional photographer to his role as an Akademie Instructor, and he remains a working photographer, shooting travel/documentary assignments all over the world.

In 2002 Nick was awarded Australian Geographic Magazine’s Photographer of the Year. In 2014 Nick was named Travel Photographer of the year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, an industry body which also recognised him as a Master of Photography.

Post-production is another of Nick’s specialities, he is an acknowledged Photoshop and Lightroom expert and has been involved in teaching advanced courses in these two industry leading applications for the past 15 years. Nick is also an ILFORD Master Printer, making fine prints for all the Leica exhibitions within Australia and often takes on consulting roles with inkjet manufacturers.

Nick also acts as an external consultant with Leica Camera AG, particularly in the role of field tester for upcoming products.

Robin Lowe with a Leica SL2

Robin Lowe

Specialising in architecture, advertising, fashion, lifestyle,
product and portrait photography, Robin and his team are able to handle projects large and small – including services such as fashion styling, prop sourcing, set-construction and location scouting.

Robin is based in a purpose-built photographic studio in Collingwood, Melbourne, equipped with make-up room, styling facilities, commercial kitchen and in-house retouching suite.

Bill Green

Sydney based Bill Green’s long career has been made up of photographing for the music industry, celebrity portraiture for magazines and PR clients, film and TV Stills, corporate and personal work. 

In addition to this Bill has taught Photography extensively at the renowned Australian Centre for Photography and now runs workshops for Leica-Akademie Australia. Bill was in house photographer for Sony Music Entertainment for seven years and worked on the ARIA’s, Australia’s premier music awards for ten years. 

Bill’s photograph’s have been published in Rolling Stone, NME, Elle, Vogue, New Woman, Follow Me Gentleman, Who Weekly to name but a few as well as most major newspapers. Bill’s personal work has been exhibited in Sydney, London and L.A.

Knox Bertie

Knox Bertie is a photographer, living and working in Sydney. Knox’s work focuses on the relationship between people and the urban environment. Often a study of light and dark and mostly in black and white, his work presents a look into the day-to-day lives of his fellow Sydneysiders as they find quiet moments of self-reflection during their daily routine. Knox has described his photography as a way of staying awake and seeing the world around him. His photos are often as much a self-reflection of the way he sees the world around them, as they are a document of reality.

Knox was chosen as the Launch Ambassador for the Leica Q2 Monochrom. He is currently running workshops for Leica Akademie Australia.