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
2012, 2016, 2017 Honourable Mention International Photo Awards - Book Self Published (Tsukiji), Nature Landscapes (Drowned Forest), Editorial Environmental (Don't Turn Your Back On Poverty
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
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)
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.
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