explorenation.net equals travel photography, publishing, exhibition, photography education and workshops. Founded by Steven Lee in 2006, an award winning UK based freelance photographer, and joined by Andy Craggs in 2008, explorenation.net is dedicated to the personal advancement of photographic objectives for all enthusiasts.
Together with photographer Andy Craggs, World Photography Travel Workshop caters to a growing demand in hands-on instruction and guidance in basic photographic practice. We aim to combine travel and photography as an inspiration to learning and developing one’s photographic eye, and in the process, achieve a personal objective, improved visual and communication skills. Most of all, we make learning photography achievable to all and fun.
Steven V-L Lee
Speciality : Street documentary, people and portraits, fine art.
Steven is a Malaysian photographer based in the UK. He began his photographic career as a documentary and travel photographer in the 90’s and in 2000, published his first coffee-table book ‘Outside Looking In : Kuala Lumpur’, which received the Asian Prize in PhotoCity Sagamihara Festival of the Image, Japan in 2007. This body of work is archived at Sagamihara City’s photography collection, and was exhibited at The Nikon Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 2008.
In 2002, he was approached by AntiSlavery International UK to photograph specially prepared Indian recipes by Chattar Singh of Rajasthan for a fundraiser book titled ‘A Taste for Freedom’. In 2007 he published ‘MALAYSIANS’, and ‘MUSEO’ is now available as a print-on-demand publication, a collection of black & white abstract studies of antiquities, statuary and architecture in Europe.
In 2008, Steven was involved in portfolio reviews at Cultivate for graduates in Photography to prepare and guide them in portfolio preparation and exhibitions. He has also introduced the basics of photography to inner-city kids in Borough of Camden in a Local Authority regeneration initiative. Steven held introductory photography workshops at The Annexe in Kuala Lumpur in 2008 and is the initiator and co-organiser of KL PHOTOAWARDS 2009 to 2014, an international Contemporary Portrait Photography competition centered in Malaysia.
In 2013, Steven was involved as a Portfolio Reviewer at the first Mt Rokko International Photography Festival held in Kobe, Japan.
Speciality : Cultural Documentary, Humanitarian Subjects, Travel
Andy Craggs has been a photographer for 20 years in international projects exploring people, culture and social issues. Andy’s work includes portraits, travel, fashion, art and architecture, and the performing arts. Andy also works with NGOs such as the World Health Organisation on humanitarian documentary projects in developing countries. Other projects include cultural studies of various countries including Tibet, China, Nepal, Peru, Japan, Pakistan, Africa, city profiles of London, Paris, Venice, Rome, New York and regional portraits of Tuscany and France.
A London-based internationalist, Andy has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. He has shown and sold work at galleries and arts venues around the world, and is represented by Hoopers Gallery and Fiumano Fine Art, London.