World most expensive camera

Leica prototype becomes world’s most expensive camera A Leica camera from 1923 has fetched a record price at auction in Vienna. The prototype 0-Series piece was snapped up for the princely sum of €2.4 million – six times the opening price. The Leica camera that fetched 2.4 million euros   (picture alliance/WESTLICHT PHOTOGRAPHICA AUCTION/APA/dpa) Vienna’s […]


Corporate photography

I am lucky to have not done many corporate shoots in my career. Actually very few. This plays to my advantage as when I walk in the room I see things with ‘fresh eyes’ as everything is new to me. The brief is/was often always the same: please take everyone’s portrait against a neutral background […]



For the third consecutive year my ongoing series of Pakistani schools – shot for My First School Pakistan – has received 3rd prize at the @OneEyelandAwards !   This year’s portrait of Abieeha (7 years old) in a classroom with only one window as a source of light was the winning image. if you are […]

Shinigawa, Tokyo - 21/01/2018
ph. Andrea Francolini

New Camera

For a photographer like myself, getting a new camera is always a thrill. Especially when it arrives 1 day before a trip. Battery charged, instruction manual on my carry on luggage and off to the airport. Destination: Tokyo of course! I had debated for a while on this purchase as I am not a huge […]

Sunrise at Shigar sand dunes, northern Pakistan
ph. Andrea Francolini

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Photo tour in Pakistan

Have you ever wanted to go on a photo tour like no other? Have you ever wanted to go to Pakistan but just never found the right time or people to go with? From October 2-14 this year join Andrea Francolini and 5 others on a trip like no other. Details at Andrea has […]

Sailing - Sydney to Hobart 2017

Hobart 2017

Wow what a race it was this year! The 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race sure did not disappoint on many levels.   First things first. There were 102 boats in the fleet of which 4 super maxi which are 100ft long. Sweetheart favorite (and a client of mine) was ‘Wild Oats XI’ who […]

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Pakistan photo tour in October 2018

Join award winning Australian photographer, Andrea Francolini, for a once-in-a-lifetime inaugural travel photography tour of Pakistan. Come visit Islamabad, the mountains of northern Pakistan and Lahore. Detailed tour announced early January 2018 This tour is limited to a niche group of 4-6 people! We all love to travel and with today’s technology even if we are using […]

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 […]