January 11, 2018 15:02

Who says you have to be in possession of a DSLR for decades to be considered a serious photographer? Budding photographers are just as creative as more experienced ones. 2017 was a year where we saw an immense amount of upcoming photographers in our market, who are causing ripples in the world of photography with their rising talent. Coinaphoto is proud to reveal their list of 8 upcoming photographers to watch out for in 2018. Hailing from 4 different continents and based in 8 different countries, discover the budding talent that we predict is likely to be all the rage on Coinaphoto this year!



1 - Evelyn Dutra

This Brazilian photographer is a pro at shooting landscapes and travel photography from across South America. Her style is sharp and distinct, which sets her work apart.

View her photos below or visit her market photos to see more from her.

The lost city of the Incas.

Bogota, Colombia

2 - Thomas Sweetman

This British photographer’s aerial shots have been all the rage at Coinaphoto HQ. Expect to be blown over by his unique drone shots that capture every single detailing from a scene.

Check out some of his photos below or view a collection of his work here.

Aerial River Bridge Crossing - Thailand - Ping River

Hua Hin - Harbour - Thailand

3 - Mihaela Vâlceanu

Mihaela’s portfolio is highly diverse. From street photography to portraits or landscapes – this Romanian talent has a lot of vibrant themes shining through her work which make her a firm favourite!

View Mihaela’s photos below or check out her portfolio on Coinaphoto here.

First dance

Between summer and winter

4 - Alexandr Fílipenko

Based in Kazakhstan, Alexandr can be described as the master of night and architecture photography. His signature style is distinct and flawless, which makes it easy to recognise and a pleasure to appreciate.

See some of his photos below or view his market photos on our website here.


Night river

5 - Simon Satria

Master of all – this Indonesian photographer has a diverse portfolio, ranging from beautiful Indonesian seascapes to culture and people. His photos capture the depth of human emotion and contain a contagious sense of joy!

Check out his photos below or head straight over to his market photos to see his work.

Najmi's Smiling

Bali Aga's Grand Temple

6 - Diana Haldarova

It would be safe to say that this Bulgarian photographer’s work has given us all sorts of travel goals. Her portfolio includes a variety of travel photos from Europe. Diana is known for thinking out of the box and shooting her photos from an angle which makes them unique.

View Diana’s work below or check out her extensive portfolio on Coinaphoto here.

Colosseum, Rome_diana

Saint Peter Basilica, Vaticana City_diana

 7 - Jonathan Bowers

If we started properly gushing about this Irish photographer, we wouldn’t know when to stop. Jonathan’s style is so unique that you know at a glance that a photo was taken by him, without looking at the photographer’s name. Jonathan is notorious for taking wonderful street and landscape photography across Europe, capturing the essence of life across the continent.

See his photos below or view the gallery of images by him here.

From Brussels with Love_jonathan

Enchanted Tree_jonathan

8 - Ahmed Mosaad Elsakhawy

When Ahmed first appeared on our radar, we thought we had discovered a soon to be master of architecture and design photography. However, soon we realised that Ahmed’s expertise was not limited to this alone! Based in Egypt, Ahmed takes breathtaking photos across the globe, representing each part of the world through his own minimalist style.

Check out Ahmed’s work below or take a deeper look into his portfolio.

Arches Reflection_Ahmed

Within the clouds_ahmed

Which upcoming photographer do you think we should watch out for in 2018? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to browse our Our 10 Favourite Photographers in 2017 in Coinaphoto’s Hall of Fame.

Written by Rumaisa Khan


Comments • (17)
Mihaela Vâlceanu
January 11, 2018 16:02
Thank you a lot for appreciation CoinaPhoto!
Vladimíra Pufflerová
January 11, 2018 16:12
amazing, thank you for inspiration!
Nikola Tomasic
January 11, 2018 16:36
Congrats to all nominated
John Laule
January 11, 2018 16:51
Congratulations to all. I feel inspired
Ruben Ricardo Arteaga Arteaga
January 11, 2018 17:12
Parece que todo el mundo está fascinado con los drones, lo cual no está mal dada la espectacularidad de las imágenes vista desde el ámbito de los pájaros.


January 12, 2018 00:40
great work
Abdul Wahib
January 12, 2018 10:34
Excellent job, and congratulations
Kevin Hill
January 14, 2018 08:39
Jonathan Bowers
Omkar Pattanaik
January 15, 2018 15:25
Well I believe there are still many ppl who are really good. But the list is fine
Simon Satria
January 15, 2018 16:13
A very high appreciation for COINAPHOTO, the curators and administrators. This acknowledgement Is very meaningful for me to escalate my career in photogtaphy. Thank you very much.
Jurate Tilmanaite
January 15, 2018 20:31
Fantastic selection of outstanding photographers!
Anju Shivakumar
January 16, 2018 09:34
Jonathan Bowers
January 16, 2018 19:03
Thank you Coinaphoto team, really means a lot to be considered and with such kind kind words. I will ensure to keep the content coming in throughout 2018. Thanks again
Adi ALam Photography
January 18, 2018 05:30
Thanks. I am a newcomer here, currently I am still learning about photography I need guidance from seniors who have long experienced. Support me to love my work more than just a hobby.
Yathish nanaiah
January 22, 2018 13:48
Magnificent click
Cerasela Ciorba
January 22, 2018 14:40
Congrats everyone
Lorincz Adam
January 22, 2018 23:35

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