About

EST. 2000

Born and raised in the Philippines, Alfonso Calero moved to Australia at the age of 15. I  graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Photography in 2001 and have been professionally photographing food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects ever since. I started a travel education and tours company in 2008 delivering workshops every Saturday morning with my staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle. I also take small groups to Japan, The Philippines, Spain and Tasmania once a year for 7-10 day photography workshops. For more information about my city photo walks and workshops go to www.alfonso.com.au

Testimonials

Awards

2017 Honourable Mention International Color Awards - Portraits - "Wisdom"

Trip Advisor Award Of Excellence 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

2017 1st Place Winner Alliance Francaise

2017 Honourable Mention International Color Awards - Nature - Drowned Forest

2016 Honourable Mention Monochrome Awards - Landscape

2016 Honourable Mention ND AWARDS - Fine Art Landscape

2016 Honourable Mention ND AWARDS - Fine Art Landscape

2016 Nominee International Color Awards - Photo Journalism - Environmental Refugees

2016 Nominee International Color Awrds - Portraits - Environmental Refugees

2016 Honarable Mention Moscow Photo Awards - Environmental Refugees  Series

2015 Nominee 8th Annual Master Cup - Aerial "Wind Farms"

2015 Nominee 8th Annual Master Cup - Children Of The World "Bamboo Growth"

2014 Nominee 7th Annual Master Cup - Still Life "Botanical Banksia"

2014 Nominee 7th Annual Master Cup - Fine Art "Cathedral Rocks"

2013 Nominee 6th Annual Master Cup - Architecture "Machinery"

2013 Nominee 6th Annual Masters Cup - Portrait "Victorian"

2012 - Nominee 5th Annual Masters Cup - Landscape  "Snowed Under"

2011 - Nominee 4th Annual  Master Cup - Portrait of Geisha

2010 - Pride of Workmanship AwardRotary International

2009 - Capture Magazine - Australian Portrait Photography nomination

2007 - Roving Eye & Nikon Travel Photography Competition

2006 - Saatchi & Saatchi & ACMP Emerging Australian Photographer

Exhibitions

Group 2014 - Ultimo TAFE 50 Years of Photography Graduates

Solo 2013/2014/2015/2016 - Len Wallis Gallery Lane Cove - Permanent Exhibition

Solo 2012 Lane Cove Public Art Gallery -Anzacs

Group 2011 - Emergency Architects - Japan Tsunami Fundraiser

Group 2011 - Yuga Cage/Gallery - Japan Earthquake Fundraiser (Red Cross)

Solo 2010 - Public Art Gallery - Portraits of My Neighbours (Lane Cove)

Group 2010 - Emergency ArchitectsAustralia (Lincoln Hotel Potts Point)

Group 2010 - PMA Digital Life Expo in Melbourne

Group 2009 - Japan Travel Exhibition (Yuga Cafe Gallery & Studio 39)

Solo 2008 - "Wabi Sabi"(Kinokuniya Bookstore Gallery, Sydney)

Group 2007 - Portraits of Hanoi ( Tamarama Surf Club)

Group 2007 - Sudan Appeal (Federation Square, Melbourne)

Group 2007 - ACMP Signatures (Botanical Gardens, Melbourne)

Group 2006 - Colours of Japan (Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney)

Solo 2005 - TImber Companies Conference (Novotel Hotel, Canberra)

Languages Spoken

English - My mother tongue.

Spanish - Mami & Papi taught me.

Japanese - Lived in Tokyo 4 years and married to a Japanese.

Filipino -  Born & raised in Manila, The Philippines until 15 years of age.

 

Qualifications

2010 - Certificate in teacher training & assessment (TAFE Ultimo Teacher 2010-2013)

2009 - Certificate 4 in tour guiding & operations (Former Japan Travel Bureau Guide)

2001 - Associate Diploma in Photography Sydney Institute of Technology

Regular Writer - Australian Photography Magazine & F-Stoppers