Margo Pinkerton, a.k.a. The Barefoot Contessa,
got her first camera at age eight and has been photographing
and traveling with a passion ever since. She started
out as a location and stock photographer for
travel, outdoor, advertising, and corporate clients in
the early 80s, has given numerous photo workshops
and lectures, and has led many photo adventures.
Her work has appeared in a plethora of
calendars, coffee-table books, and magazines worldwide,
including GEO and National Geographic
Traveler. Margo's photographs have won numerous awards
over the years and are in private collections here and abroad. Growing
up in an artistic family that exposed her to the great museums
and painters of the world has given Margo a unique insight into
composition and the quality of light. The
energy and passion for photography that she brings to the workshops
Her husband and partner, Arnie Zann,
started his career nearly 50 years ago photographing for LIFE and Time and
has been published in almost every major magazine in the world, including National Geographic, Paris Match, GEO and others. His
award-winning work is in many private and museum collections including
the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He, too, has given many
workshops and seminars throughout his long career travelling the
world for editorial and Fortune 100 and 500 clients. Arnie's knowledge
of the zone system and dramatic lighting brings strength to his photographs.
He also has an uncanny eye for what photographs will become effective
black and whites.
In addition to their broad range of assignment work, both Margo and Arnie have shot extensively for stock images that
have appeared in advertising, corporate, and editorial venues.
Their passion is making beautiful images worldwide. As Margo always
says, "We can't not do photography."