Creative photography

From Daniel Milnor A nice article which makes you think I have no special right to question the validity of modern photography outside of the fact I have basic rights to question almost anything, but this particular idea is front and center in my mind because I’ve had some time to think about this over […]

Annie Leibovitz

From SMH good weekend Hollywood, presidents, royalty: why Annie Leibovitz can snap anyone she wants Annie Leibovitz has spent nearly five decades making glorious photos of glamorous people, but the world’s best-known photographer is also adept at capturing their vulnerabilities The first thing you notice about Annie Leibovitz is her height. She’s a rangy six feet, […]

The Root School System, Gour, northern Pakistan
ph. Andrea Francolini

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My First School

Dear friends, It has been another positive year for My First School’s mission to Pakistan which is focused on raising the standards of education in the Nagar region (northern Pakistan). This year, we assisted three schools (each of which are new schools to me) with benches, desks, whiteboards and bags of cement. However, for the […]


Robert Mapplethorpe

There is an exhibition on in Sydney which should not be missed should you be interested or serious about your photography !   Robert Mapplethorpe is in town at the Art Gallery of NSW till March 4rh, 2018   Mapplethorpe was a ground breaking artist in the 80s living in New York. A unique style […]

Christina and Mario Conti - Sydney
ph. Andrea Francolini

Wedding photography, I do

Do you shoot wedding? Yes I do till death do us apart !   Wedding photography is one of those topics in the photographic fraternity which divides everyone on many fronts. Now that the wedding season is approaching many of us will start talking about it. Either you like it or you dont. Personally I […]

TRAVEL - Pakistan - 06-25/09/2013
ph. Andrea Francolini
Community School, Shitindas (Gilgit-Baltistan)
Khizra, 5yrs old is the first student to receive a 5 year sponsorship to attend class from grade 1 to 5.

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Award-winning Sydney photographer helps Pakistani girls stay in school Australia Plus By Lisa Clarke Posted about an hour ago Photo: Photographer Andrea Francolini with Khizra in her home in Shitindas, Pakistan. (Andrea Francolini) Map: Pakistan For someone who doesn’t consider themselves a portrait specialist, Andrea Francolini is making quite an impression in the field. The […]

SULEMAN from Chaprote
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Which lens to use

Over the years you will have often heard of people talk about ‘portrait lenses’. we are often lead to believe that a 50mm, 85mm or 135mm are considered to be portrait lenses. Says who? I believe that it all depends what message you want to send to the viewer. Personally I take the majority of […]

TRAVEL - Pakistan - 06-25/09/2013
ph. Andrea Francolini
Community School, Shitindas (Gilgit-Baltistan)
Khizra, 5yrs old is the first student to receive a 5 year sponsorship to attend class from grade 1 to 5.


Great news from New York where my series on Pakistani girl Khizra has won 3rd prize at the 2017 International Photography Awards Khizra has received the first scholarship from Australian charity My First School Pakistan to attend class for 5yrs when I first met her in 2013. Now she is the first in her class! […]

Grand Jamia Mosque Lahore is a mosque located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan. With a capacity of 70,000 worshiper's, It is the third largest mosque in Pakistan and the seventh largest mosque in the world
ph. Andrea Francolini

Tourism in Pakistan

From Finally tourism is opening up in Pakistan and it is well worth a visit on many fronts After a bone-jarring mountain journey, Alan Cameron surveys the snow-capped peaks of Pakistan’s north near the Saiful Maluk lake. “It’s beautiful — well worth the effort,” said the 34-year-old Canadian holidaying in a country better known […]

SAILING - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017
23/8/2016 - Hamilton Island, Queensland
ph. Andrea Francolini
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Real Estate aerial photography

I do enjoy taking real estate photos especially if the property is a nice one. I have shot many interiors of boats in my life time but when I can shoot a house or bigger structure I always find it a challenge. As usual when you take a picture in an uncontrolled environment like I […]