Born in Germany, raised in Jamaica, Amelia is a landscape and lifestyle photographer. Currently based in Northumberland, in the UK. Her photography has taken her worldwide on assignments for various outdoor companies and Tourism Boards.
Amelia has been involved in shoots for fashion, tourism, hotels and lifestyle in countries as varied as Canada, Iceland, Lord Howe Island, The Faroe Islands, Scotland and the US, as well as closer to home. She is always eager to work with companies who share her values. When travelling, she strives to visit both hidden gems and those locations more accessible and well known to the masses. She believes that people will always be able to relate to those individuals who are open and approachable, which will always be the way she lives and works.
She is available to work on almost any project within the UK and abroad. Story telling is at the forefront of all work she creates, with a considerable amount of photos being shot on film, both for personal projects and client work.
Amelia has been featured in print in magazines such as; Condé Nast Traveller, Lonely Planet, Lodestars Anthology and others.
Antoine Auriol was born in the East of France on 20th November 1984. A defining moment in his life came when his family moved to Brittany and he tasted the freedom of the sea for the first time.
At 15, his sporting life was turned upside down when he discovered a new sensation: windsurfing. This discipline corresponded to his temperament of creativity, freedom, combined with a love for speed, and being on the water. At the same time, Antoine discovered kitesurfing. The sport combines his previous disciplines: trampoline with it’s rotations in the air, artistic gymnastic for the power and the style, and windsurf for the knowledge of the wind and the sea. Since 2006, he is in the top 3 riders in the world, becoming World Champion KPWT 2010.
Antoine lives in Cadix (Spain), close to the sea, where he can be found training every day. He plays the piano and composes music that you could hear in his videos. He likes also to photography the world and people who cross his path…
Today, he is more than just a kite surfer. Antoine is a digital creator working with many brands, always open minded and ready for new adventures.
Kim Collison was born in Hertfordshire in 1980 and grew up exploring the local countryside and developed a passion for mountains through the Scout Association with trips to Snowdonia and Scotland. He developed the joy for running at school and his competitiveness from his father.
It was not until at the age of 27 years when Kim settled in the Lake District where the joy of running and mountains combined into a long term passion for mountain running. With a desire to improve and challenge himself, Kim has gone on to represent GB & NI at World Trail Running Championships, won several ultra races in the UK, recently has set records for the most peaks climbed in 24 hours in the Lake District and for the Paddy Buckley round in Wales.
A large part of the joy Kim gets from running in the mountains is from the pure joy of being in nature and the awe inspiring moments witnessed which bring a big smile to his face.
This passion for nature drives him to think in a sustainable way and how to live more responsibly for nature.
Ella Foote is a swimming journalist, Contributing Editor at Outdoor Swimmer magazine, swim teacher, coach and year-round outdoor swimmer. An intrepid swim explorer, she is constantly seeking out new rivers, lakes, ponds, seas and pools to plunge into – one of her favourites spots being a local hidden medieval pond that she has to scramble through bushes to get to(!)
Ella mostly swims in the rivers around Surrey, Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire. Ella writes for all sorts of national media, often about swimming or water quality and loves to chat. She has completed swims like an English Channel relay crossing, the Thames Marathon 14k and the Dart 10k, as well as smaller more joyful dips and dunks across the country.
For more inspiration and advice on getting into wild swimming Ella’s Instagram makes provides a good starting point to make those first steps.
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Felicia is our ‘camera ninja’ when it comes to photography for the Pala website. Hailing from Sweden, but now based close to the Pala Brighton HQ. When she’s not exercising her skills of mind control to make models relax on shoots you’ll find her in a cafe enjoying a good cup of coffee, or at home baking cinnamon buns.
Emma is our marketing guru. When Emma isn’t planning, strategizing and creating content, she can be found travelling the world exploring its wonders, or in more recent times – headphones on with a paintbrush in her hand creating an abstract masterpiece!
Mary is the team leader of the Care4basket project in Bolgatanga, Ghana. When Mary is not organising and supporting the work across the communities, you will find her sowing sweet potatoes, ground nut, millet and looking after the animals on the farm.
Izzy is our Sales and Comms mastermind. When Izzy isn’t throwing herself down a mountain on a snowboard, she can normally be found rummaging through vintage shops or pounding the fields with her beloved puppy, Mac. She once mislaid a finger on a night out (eek!) – girl knows how to party!
Justin is our ‘Film Alchemist’. When he’s not laying on the floor looking for the next shot he’s either exploring the finest bourbons and listening to obscure country music tracks from the 50s and 60s. Normally found planning his next trip abroad or fuelling the pineapple on pizza debate. Just so you know he’s firmly in the Hawaiian camp!