"I spent the last ten years traveling the world full-time as a professional photographer. And the more I explored our incredible planet, the more I discovered that the true beauty doesn’t reside only in the photos that we take, but rather in the relationships we build with the people we meet along the way, the cultures we explore, the stories we’re inspired by, and all of the wonderful Moments in Time that we experience between capturing those frames. I began to feel like there was so much more that I was learning and being inspired by that I wanted to share with the world, beyond just the photos I was taking.
For years, the idea of creating a video series was slowly growing in my mind. I wanted to find a way to encapsulate and share all of the wonderful moments that have enriched my life during my travels—the elements that surround my life as a photographer—the real things that I feel define who we are and shape us into what we become. Moreover, I wanted to help amplify the voices of others—the people that have helped inspire me the most with their knowledge and friendship. Granted, this is a video series where I’m the host, but it’s not a series about me. It’s about everything that surrounds the world of photography and the people that make it so special.
We wrapped up filming Season One of Moments in Time in the spring of 2019 and the amazing two months of production took us to Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. We filmed the first several episodes of Season Two at the end of 2019 in the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia and our plans to continue filming have been put on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 global outbreak.
Throughout the amazing journey we were able to interview, collaborate, and learn from dozens of amazing local experts, artists, and photographers from all over the world. The cameras were always running to capture every unique moment in time along the way.
We’ve learned about so many beautiful locations from the unique perspectives of locals and creatives from across multiple genres. I’m sincerely humbled to get to share this series with all of you, and hope to keep the conversation going and continue to connect with photographers worldwide forging new relationships through our shared passion!"
Host, Producer, Co-creator
Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed travel photographer, writer, public speaker, and educator. Elia, who has been featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet, Wacom, SmugMug Films, Fujifilm, and Fstoppers, began working full-time as a photographer in 2009. Since then he has visited more than 65 countries, flown nearly 2 million miles, and collaborated with companies and brands on nearly every continent. Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing and time blending methods, Elia has developed a recognizable style that has become well known around the world.
Learn more about Elia on his site www.EliaLocardi.com
Co-creator of "Moments in Time" and general partner in crime and adventure, Naomi Locardi, is a pro travel and landscape photographer, educator, writer, artist and citizen of the world. Since her first trip outside the US to Italy in 2009, she has visited and been inspired by more than 60 countries across the globe. In addition to her work as a photographer, Naomi is the logistical mastermind behind Moments in Time, as well as the myriad worldwide workshops and events she puts on with her photographer husband Elia Locardi. Naomi is a member of the ThinkTank Photo Pro Team, the Gnarbox Pro Team, and is also a SmugMug Pro.
Learn more about Naomi on her site www.NaomiLocardi.com
Director, Editor, Videographer, Graphics
Valentina Vee is a Content Director living in Los Angeles, making videos for international campaigns and shows all over the world. Her clients include Nike, AT&T, National Geographic, Dell, L'Oreal, MTV, Chevrolet, Mashable, Fujifilm, and Adobe. She specializes in creating compelling content with a positive message as well as consulting with companies on how to make authentic, well-executed videos for their audiences. Her Discovery docuseries focused on youth empowerment, “Gimme Mo,” was nominated for an Emmy last year. She hosts Aputure's weekly "4 Minute Film School" show about cinematography and is an Adobe Max Master trainer, teaching Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects at top industry conventions.
Learn more on her site www.ValentinaVee.com
Videographer and Comic Relief
Andrey Misyutin is a director of photography based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduation from the UCLA School of Film and Television he began work as a freelance videographer. Over the past 5 years he's worked on countless projects, from music videos to online video content, real estate marketing, short films, commercials, and docu-series. He's shot for Ellen Digital, Freenjoy, CokeTV, and 76 Gas, alongside other leading consumer brands.
Learn more about Andrey on his site: www.pacificvideoproduction.com
Editor Season 2
Ambika Leigh has worked for over a decade as an editor, director, producer, and writer, creating hundreds of hours of film and digital content. She has worked with Apple, Sony Pictures, PBS, RED Digital Cinema, CNN, National Geographic, DirecTV, LEGO, Nu Boyana Studios, and the DGA Women's Steering Committee, as well as with Emmy-nominated director Stephen Gyllenhaal, actress/producers Lisa Kudrow, Gabrielle Anwar and Catherine Oxenberg, and Grammy award-winning musicians India.Arie, will.i.am and John Legend. She loves travel and was happy to live vicariously through the Moments in Time crew.
Learn more about Ambika on her site www.ambikaleigh.com
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