About

 

Deep Focus Images is focused on raising awareness and inspiring others to support wildlife and ocean conservation efforts through compelling image and text based composition.


 

Joanna Lentini is an award-winning photographer and writer based in the greater New York City area. Joanna’s passion for the natural world and photography ignited from an early age and has led her to explore diverse environments around the planet—from the Arctic to the Coral Triangle.

Wildlife remains Joanna’s deepest passion, and her work both topside and underwater has taken her face to face with some of the planet’s most incredible creatures, ranging from sharks and crocodiles to polar bears and snow monkeys. Through her imagery she hopes to inspire a greater appreciation for the planet and its last wild places.

Joanna’s has contributed images and published articles for various print and online publications including: Sport Diver, Ocean Geographic, Dive Photo Guide, ScubaDiver AustralAsia, Dive Advisor, and ScubaDiver Ocean Planet. She has been awarded in several international photography competitions and was recently one of a few women awarded in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year photography competition.

Having lived in 4 countries across 3 continents, she has now visited 50+ countries, is a certified PADI Master Scuba Diver and Aquanaut, and is a member of the Ocean Artists Society. She holds a bachelors degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Rider University, and is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.

 


DFI Collaborators

Eirik Grønningsæter | eg@wildnature.no

Eirik is an award-winning photographer and field biologist based in Trondheim, Norway. From his base, Eirik is privileged to have access to a wide array of habitats and species. His passion for wildlife and nature came to him as a child, and his strong interest in birds has helped him to achieve a profound understanding of the importance of nature. He is an acknowledged birder in Norway. Since his academic career climaxed with a CandScient degree in Zoology in 2003, he started his own business where he designs and runs field biology jobs for various scientific projects both in Norway and abroad.

Since 2007, Eirik has been combining field biology with wildlife photography; and photo journalism is becoming an increasingly important part of his business. Despite the relatively short photographic career, his images and stories have been published in various prestigious media like National Geographic, BBC wildlife magazine, Norwegian national broadcasting, Natur&Foto, Villmarksliv, and A-magasinet, just to mention a few. His images are also represented by the agencies Foto Natura (NL), Fotofil (N) and Alamy (UK) where they are found by a wide range of customers and media both nationally and internationally.

To learn more about Eirik’s work visit www.wildnature.no

 

Scott Portelli | scott@scottportelli.com

Based in Sydney, I have traveled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including The Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.

I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

I have exhibited a collection of Humpback photos to raise money to help in the fight to stop whaling in the southern ocean. By documenting and sharing these images I  hope to contribute to the awareness and conservation of the fragile creatures that inhabit this planet.

I am passionate about all wildlife from the smallest to the largest and I am always in pursuit of those unique one on one experiences.

To learn more about Scott’s work visit: www.scottportelli.com