IVRPA Board of Directors, 2015

IVRPA Directors are elected annually as per the IVRPA bylaws.
Nominations for new IVRPA Directors are open in November every year, and Elections are held every December.
Nominations and Elections are announced via mailing list and in the IVRPA Forums.
Please contact bod@ivrpa.org for more information.

IVRPA President

Jürgen Schrader

Jürgen Schrader BAVARIA360


I am a full time photographer specialized in spherical imaging and located in Bavaria in the South of Germany near Munich. President of the IVRPA since 2014.

IVRPA Vice President

Luc Villeneuve

Luc Villeneuve 360° Image


I have 30 years of experience in the field of technologies applied to the world of communications and 100% dedicated to 360° medias, either photo, video or a mix of both. I Join the Board of Directors in December 2013. I helped to organize Las Vegas 2014 and decided to take the lead of a…

IVRPA Secretary

Willy Kaemena

Willy Kaemena


Willy Kaemena is the Secretary of IVRPA since 2010. He is the one who gave a name to a certain type of simulated aerial panorama, The Flying Willy. Willy is involved in planning and managing many aspects of the annual IVRPA 360° Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography & Video Conference.

IVRPA Treasurer

Denis Gadbois

Denis Gadbois vrpanorama.ca


My research at the University of Calgary focuses on panorama and 360 degree photography. 360 degree photography is a unique way to capture the whole world around us. For artistd 360 photography allows a lot of options to customize the view or projection providing their unique way to see the world. My career in academe…

IVRPA Webmaster

Sam Rohn 360° VR Panoramic Photography, New York City


360° VR Photography, New York City Sam has been shooting 360° VR Panoramic Photography since 1998, and has worked for clients including WETA, Disney, Nikon, Hugo Boss, Chevrolet, Central Park Conservancy, Lincoln Center, Nat Geo Traveler, Der Spiegel, and more. Sam has also worked for over 20 years as a location scout for feature films,…

IVRPA Director

Thomas Sharpless

Thomas Sharpless Mr.


Biochemist/Engineer/Panographer. Like to write software, hack with cameras, walk dogs. Ambition: to create an automatic 3D stitching system.

IVRPA Director

Thomas Hayden

Thomas Hayden 360 Labs


Thomas brings over 10 years of panoramic imaging experience. He helped pioneer the currently exploding niche of 360º video, captured much of the photography for StreetView’s 2007 launch, and was among the first Google Trusted Photographers in the country. He has produced 360º projects with world class brands and organizations like National Geographic, Red Bull,…

IVRPA Director

Gavin Farrell

Gavin Farrell Panogs LLC


Gavin Farrell is a panoramic photographer with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been shooting panoramas since 2005. In 2008 he partnered with xRez Studio's (& team) to capture the Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project. In 2010 he worked alongside Canon's "Explorer of Light" Clint Clemens to capture Gigapixel imagery…