Luminous Landscape’s team leaves as founder’s son becomes new CEO

Dec 27, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Luminous Landscape’s team leaves as founder’s son becomes new CEO

Dec 27, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The popular photography site, Luminous Landscape (aka “LuLa”) was established in 1999 by photographer Michael Reichmann. He made it at the suggestion of a friend who said he should put some of his magazine articles online. Almost 20 years later, LuLa has published over 5,000 articles.

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Michael passed away in 2016. At that time, LuLa was continued by Kevin Raber, taking over as Publisher and CEO, and a team of others. Now, Michael’s son, Josh is taking over as CEO, promising “new faces and new voices”. But the entire old team appears to be on the way out.

Kevin writes on the LuLa forums

On behalf of Debra and I, we want to wish Josh and Irene the best with Luminous-Landscape.

I would like to thank all the loyal readers and members of the Luminous-Landscape family for your support over the last five years.

We are onto new endeavors. Stay tuned. All is well.

Former team member Chris Sanderson also wrote

I will not address the change for the website other than to say that I wish Josh & Irene the best.

Personally, I felt that with the end of Kevin’s tenure as CEO and Publisher, I was provided an appropriate moment to also depart. It is time for a new generation to take over.

Josh does not address those leaving the LuLa team in his statement posted yesterday. But he does speak about LuLa’s future. he says that they have “a multi-dimensional approach to enhancing your experience”, with features including a new search engine, a personal gallery, updated marketplace, and a more mobile-friendly interface.

This year we will introduce new faces and new voices: an expanded family devoted to studying and sharing the craft of photography. The digital photography industry continues to evolve (like everything else). Just as we have always done, we will continue to provide you with rigorous product reviews, compelling interviews with photographers from all over the world and videos that teach the latest in software and technology that will help elevate your photos from SD card to print.

– Josh Reichmann

It will be interesting to see the direction that LuLa takes now, with a completely fresh team and new leadership. You can read Josh’s full announcement here.

[via Luminous Landscapes]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Luminous Landscape’s team leaves as founder’s son becomes new CEO”

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    Taylor Maduro Port

    Says a lot about perception when you’d rather look for other opportunities than see how the current gig is gonna play out.