Gordon Laing has been reviewing digital cameras since the first apple quicktake was launched in 1994. In the decades since, they have changed beyond all recognition, and gordon has built a huge following with his in-depth review website, cameralabs.com. With its impartial, real-world tests of new models, huge archive and video tours, camera labs has become a unique and essential resource for anyone buying a new camera. He regularly posts his travel and food photos across the social networks, celebrating in-camera jpegs over processed images.
Vimla Lalvani studied yoga as the personal student of B.K.S. Iyengar and is now an acknowledged authority and acclaimed yoga teacher in her own right.
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Deborah Nadoolman Landis, PhD, costume designer and historian, received an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA and a PhD in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, London. Her distinguished career includes the classic Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Trading Places (1983), The Three Amigos (1987) Coming to America (1988), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, and the groundbreaking music video Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983). A two-term past president of the Costume Designers Guild, and past Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Professor Landis is the author of six books including Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (2007), FilmCraft: Costume Design (2012), Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration (2012) and the catalogue for her landmark exhibition, Hollywood Costume, which she curated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She is the editor-in-chief of the upcoming three-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design (2020) and is currently curating an exhibition on science and science fiction opening in 2020 at the Science Museum, London. Professor Landis is Chair and Founding Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.
Annabel Langbein is one of New Zealand's best loved food writers and now the star of her own international TV series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook. She has worked professionally in the kitchen for the past 20 years and has self-published a number of titles. Annabel has won a number of international awards, including the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Assemble and Cooking to Impress.
Alex Langlands is an archaeologist and historian with a fascination for the British landscape. He has excavated numerous archaeological sites in a bid to understand agricultural practices throughout history.
Master Patissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele, including Madonna and Sir Elton John. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert and Michel Roux. He stayed there for five years before launching his own business, Cake Boy, a destination cafe, cake emporium and cookery school based in London. Eric is an experienced TV presenter, most recently with Channel 4's Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. He has appeared on numerous TV food shows including Masterchef: The Professionals, Mary Queen of Shops, The Taste, Great British Bake Off and Junior Bake Off.He is co-author of Cox Cookies and Cake (Mitchell Beazley) and author of Master Cakes (Hamlyn), Tart It Up! and Chocolat (Mitchell Beazley).
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD is the Senior Food and Nutrition Editor at Health magazine. She has helped women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet advice. Frances is also the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Hailed as 'the doyenne of the kitchen garden' by Sarah Raven, Joy Larkcom has been growing and writing about vegetables for more than forty years. Her work has been influenced by travels in Europe, China, Japan, the USA and Canada as she's sought out new edible plants and cultivation techniques. Over recent years she has concentrated on the 'potager' concept, making the kitchen plot a beautiful feature in itself. She created several small potagers in Suffolk before moving to Southern Ireland, where a fan-shaped potager has been made on a windswept slope.Joy is a well-known author, journalist and lecturer. Her other books include Oriental Vegetables, Salads for Small Gardens, The Organic Salad Garden, Grow Your Own Vegetables and her recently published memoir, Just Vegetating. Joy has won the Garden Writer of the Year award three times and was awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. In 2003 she was presented with the Garden Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement award.
Andrew Lawson, photographer, was a major contributor to Highgrove, Portrait of an Estate by HRH The Prince of Wales, and as author and photographer has published Performance Plants, and The Gardener's Book of Colour. In 1999 he was named 'Garden Photographer of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. Andrew Lawson lives in Oxfordshire.
Konstantinos Lazarakis was born in Pireaus, Greece.He studied MechanicalEngineering in the National & Technical University of Athens and Jazz Music inAeolian School of Music.He became the first Greek Master ofWine in 2002. Inaddition, he received the Villa Maria Award for outstanding performance inViticulture and the 13th Bollinger Foundation Medal ever for excellence in winetasting. Konstantinos is currently working as an Imports Manager for AiolosWinesin Athens while he consults widely for wine producers, restaurants, and hotels,as well as writing for a number of magazines.He lives in Athens.
SELWYN LEAMY is a full-time landscape painter. An experienced tutor and lecturer, Selwyn teaches Fine Art at diploma level and has had successful exhibitions in London. As well as working as an artist, he has had broad experience of teaching from primary age through to A-level and adults. Selwyn currently tutors for painting and photography holidays in Italy and Morocco. His first book, Read This if You Want to be Great at Drawing was published by Laurence King in 2017.
Emily is a multi-award-winning writer, presenter, blogger and vlogger, and a married working mum of two children. In 2011 she launched her blog, A Mummy Too - the place to come for daily recipes, tips and video guides for busy working parents who want to get the most out of family life and parenting.With over 300,000 followers, A Mummy Too has become one of the most popular websites in the UK for parents and is consistently listed in the top 10 in UK blogging charts (including Foodies100 and Vuelio).In 2015, A Mummy Too scooped Best Food Blog at the MAD Blog Awards and last year it won Best Food Blog at the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards. A Mummy Too was crowned #1UK Parent Blog 2015 by Tots100 and #1 Food Blog 2016 by Foodies100. Emily herself has been ranked #63 in Grocer Magazine's Top 100 UK Foodie Influencers in 2016 alongside the likes of Jamie Oliver and Gregg Wallace. She has columns in the Huffington Post and Metro. She has worked in brand partnerships with major worldwide companies including: M&S, Innocent, Disney, American Express and Onken.
Richard Lecocq is the author of KING, a retrospective of Michael Jackson's solo career, and has run the website MJdatabank.com since 2001. He has collaborated with Universal on Michael Jackson projects, and is the editor of JAM, a biannual Michael Jackson publication.
Daphne Ledward is a profilic writer and broadcaster on all aspects of gardening. She started her gardening career with BBC Radio Lincolnshire and has been a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time and Classic FM's Gardening Forum for 18 months. She has also appeared on television programmes such as Gardeners' Direct Line (BBC 1), By Day (Sky 1), Homes and Gardens Livetime (Granada Breeze), Grass Roots (Meridian) and How Does Your Garden Grow? (UK Style/BBC 2), and was the gardening 'expert' on Radio 2's Jimmy Young Show.
Dan M Lee
Having started out working in a photo store in England, Dan M Lee has risen to professional photojournalist and corporate photographer in New York City.He is a brand ambassador for MagMod and ThinkTank, and has spoken about photography around the world, as well as running regular workshops in New York.
Laura Lee is the author of several books, including Blame It on the Rain and 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life. She has an eclectic background in radio, comedy, and professional miming. Laura lives in Michigan where she divides her time between writing and producing ballet educational tours.
Matilda Lee is a features writer for The Ecologist. In association with the British Fashion Council she researches and writes ethical clothing guides for London Fashion week. She is a contributing author to A Slice of Organic Life edited by Sheherazade Goldsmith. Location: London, UK.
Lia Leendertz is an award-winning garden and food writer. She writes a monthly almanac column for the Telegraph, a monthly column for The Garden magazine and a long-running series on growing and eating seasonally for Simple Things magazine. She also contributes frequently to the Guardian and Gardens Illustrated. She is the author of several gardening books and the cookbook Petal, Leaf, Seed: Cooking with the garden's treasures. Lia appears monthly on BB6 Music with Cerys Matthews.Find out more about Lia at www.lialeendertz.com, on Twitter @lialeendertz and on Instagram @lia_leendertz.
With well over 100,000 followers on YouTube as "The Nostalgia Nerd", Leigh is well known to his loyal fans for his in-depth videos about the software, hardware, games, toys, programs and magazines of the 70s, 80s and 90s. He has no shame admitting his addition to retro tech (indeed it would be hard to hide).
Gynelle Leon is the founder of Prick, London's first shop dedicated to cacti and succulents. Her boutique has been featured in the Evening Standard, the Financial Times, Monocle, i-D and the Huffington Post. She is also an RHS award winning plant photographer.