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IVRPA Board of Directors and Officers

The current IVRPA steering body was inaugurated in January 2013, and is made up of the following members:

Jürgen Schrader

Role
President
Location
Reichertshausen, , Germany
Contact
+49-151-40036755 or send an email
Company
BAVARIA360
Biography
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Born in 1960 I wanted to become a photographer right after school in the early 80s.
But as things sometimes don't turn out as expected I first had to go through many years of studies, working in advertising agencies, multimedia startups, raising children and all that kind of stuff before I finally managed to get back to my roots.

The new lit fire took me straight into spherical panoramas and I am still enjoying this amazing technique. Luckily I was able to find some customers that support me to follow this line and bring panoramic photography to a new experience, especially in the field of computer simulations.

With my background in general marketing I also discovered a talent to help customers to bring things to the point. This is why I get invited to help companies develop the content for and appearance of their web pages, packagings and general advertising material.

Luc Villeneuve

Role
Vice President
Location
QC, , Canada
Contact
+1 (418) 628-0895 or send an email
Company
360 Degre Image
Biography
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Born in 1955. I am taking photo since my first Kodak Instamatic 124.Start my career as a consultant for the printing industry. Then became in charge of technology for a typesetting company which evolved from typesetting to highend prepress and finally became a full printing company in 2000. I am now in charge of technologies for the largest independant printer in the province of Quebec, Canada. I have a lot of experience with color, images, web and well... The communication industry.

Willy Kaemena

Role
Secretary
Location
Bremen, n/a, Germany
Contact
++4916096684984 or send an email
Company
http://www.kaemena360.com
Biography
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Born in 1950 in Bremen Germany, Mecanical Engineer, Worked for a large german company in the construction of industrial plants all over the world. Now retired.

Hobby photographer.

First contact with QTVR 1997, first QTVRs in 1998 (QTVRAS) Since 2004 spherical panoramas.

Active participant of the WorldWidePanorama project (WWP)
http://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwppeople/html/WillyKaeme...

Due to his almost 30 years of working experience outside of his home country, He is fluent in 4 languages and able to communicate in many others.

Sam Rohn

Role
Director
Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Contact
718.230.3651 or send an email
Company
SamRohn.com - 360 Panoramic Photography
Biography
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Sam Rohn :: Location Scout & Manager for Film, Photography & Video :: New York City - working with panoramic photography since 1998

Fung Yu

Role
Director
Location
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact
63-917-5210622 or send an email
Company
Firefly Digital Designs Services
Biography
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I'm a computer engineer by background. Started with photography as a hobby. Learned about VR way back in 1998, was hooked ever since. Gone into commercial VR production on January of 2006. Started writing articles for "VR Journalism" on January 2007. Travels around the country documenting tourist attractions, heritage and cultural sites, places of special interest, and plain odds and ends.

In addition, the IVRPA Board of Directors would like to extend its gratitude to the following members for their help and involvement:

Joergen Geerds

Role
Treasurer
Location
Astoria, NY, United States
Company
Freedom360 LLC, Joergen Geerds
Biography

Joergen Geerds is the founder and inventor of Freedom360, the first fully spherical panoramic video system. He has also build up an impressive portfolio as a successful artist and commercial photographer, specializing in architectural panorama photography, including 360 VR photography and gigapixel photography. As an artist, he is represented by 532 Gallery, located in Chelsea, the center of the New York art world, exhibiting his grand-scale city night panoramas photographs, which offer a dialog on how we see and perceive the environment we live in, making the unfamiliar familiar and the familiar unfamiliar, and offering a much wider view of the world. By choosing New York City at night as his subject, he shows the ever changing city in ways that haven’t been seen before. Apart from his artistic and commercial photography, he is deeply involved in the worldwide panorama community, contributing to the development of panoramic photo equipment and software, and setting the trend for new aesthetics in panoramic photography. All this has brought him deep knowledge about the subject, and made him a popular speaker for international conferences.
His fine art work can be found at www.luminous-newyork.com and his commercial photography can be found at www.joergengeerds.com