Nikon adds four Nikon Ambassadors

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Nikon Inc. announced the addition of four new imaging professionals to the prestigious Nikon Ambassador program, a group of influential visual artists and leaders in modern photography and videography, according to the company.

“This year, the Nikon Ambassador program celebrates ten years, and since the program’s inception both the visual medium and the industry itself have evolved dramatically, with trends, styles and technology that our Ambassadors have adapted to in order to thrive,” said Mike Corrado, NPS Senior Manager, Pro Relations and Product Marketing, Nikon Inc. “Along with the other Nikon Ambassadors, these four individuals represent the best of modern storytelling, and embody the spirit of the Ambassador program to mentor, inspire and empower all types of creative professionals and enthusiasts.”

New Nikon Ambassadors

Sharrone Calafiore is a wedding filmmaker that creates captivating and unique films that are as genuine as they are beautiful. She is the creative force behind Fiore Films, which she established in 2008 with her husband, Chris. With a background as a video editor, Sharrone believes the key to creating unforgettable films is musicality and creative editing. It’s this ability to seamlessly weave imagery and music, along with an intense attention to detail, that creates a cinematic experience that transports viewers into the heart of each couple’s love story.

A self-proclaimed nerd for everything nature, Mike Mezeul II‘s life journey has been dedicated to capturing the beauty of the world’s most powerful and breathtaking landscapes. Mike is most well-known for epic imagery that brazenly conveys the raw and unrelenting power of nature and the Earth. From the frozen expanses of the Arctic Circle to the fiery heart of active volcanoes, he pushes the boundaries of traditional landscape photography. Mezuel is also an educator, sharing his passion for creating images and telling stories through leading workshops across the globe.

Malike Sidibe is a rising star in the world of editorial and commercial photography. His approach is instantly recognizable, with surreal and dreamlike tones and textures that compel viewers and clients alike. He was born in Man, Cote d’Ivoire, and moved from Guinea to New York City in 2010. At age 12, his father gave him his first camera and he fell in love with photography. Starting out as a menswear design major at The Fashion Institute of Technology, he discovered that he enjoyed taking pictures of clothing more than designing it.

Gilmar Smith is a multi-talented conceptual and portrait photographer, editor, educator, writer, reviewer and speaker based in Orlando, Florida. Gilmar empowers her clients with unique imagery that’s distinctively vibrant, colorful and never fails to evoke happiness with lighthearted humor and a creative flair. She is globally acclaimed for her creative portraiture, personal brand photography and Photoshop manipulations. Her often-daring color palettes and unconventional posing are a hallmark of her work that sparks joy in viewers and clients alike.