With 20 years experience, Soe Soe is a superstar when it comes to logistical mastery in the Myanmar travel world, including demanding photography tours. She cut her perfect teeth with Magnum’s Steve McCurry, handling his Burma photo tours flawlessly for nearly a decade. She founded Luminous Journeys in 2012, and with hard work, attention to detail, and a true passion for what she does, has made Luminous Journeys Travel the new gold standard in the Golden Land.
Anna is a licensed travel agent and Luminous Journeys’ sales & marketing director for China. The talented amateur photographer was born in Chengdu, China, but earned her Master of Finance degree on the other side of the world, at Manchester University in England. It was Anna’s passion for travel & photography that initially drew her to Myanmar in 2014, and after falling in love with both the land and the people, she and her family decided to make it their home. Lucky for us!
David is a major award winning travel photographer (including the Smithsonian award for travel photography) currently focusing on Southeast Asia and Bhutan photo tours. He’s a National Geographic contributor of whom Practical Photography has called, “…one the world’s foremost travel photographers.” On the marketing side, his wonderful people skills combined with his amazing images and high visibility on the internet, are a key reason why Luminous Journeys photo tours are so popular.
Arrow is Bagan born and raised and our number one professional fixer in this amazing place. He’s a member of the Myanmar Photographic Society and student of the great Kyaw Kyaw Winn. The mighty Arrow is also a Bagan station manager and licensed tour guide with ten years’ experience. He speaks Chinese as well as English and Burmese, and is a funny guy in all three!
K.K is the only 3-time Myanmar Photographer of the Year and the hardest working pro in Burma. He is brand ambassador for Nikon and Fujifilm , executive editor of Digital Photography (Burmese Edition), and also lead instructor at the Myanmar Photographic Society . His favorite form of instruction is in-the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours!
With 19 years of experience, Lin Lin, like most Myanmar people (she’s actually Arakan, one of 135 ethnic minorities in the country) is naturally friendly and loves to interact with foreign nationals. A graduate from the University of Sittwe with a degree in Botany, Linn has a keen interest in philosophy, especially the Buddhist variety and how it applies to life and work. She is among our kindest and most beloved guides.
A.P. is on the short list among Asia’s best all-around travel shooters. The public vote winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters, A.P. has recently been named as a brand ambassador for Air Asia, one of only 3 photographers chosen . With his joyful brilliance & attentive approach, photo touring with A.P. is sure to take your photography to the next level.
Boothee is an award winning photojournalist turned travel and commercial photographer living and working in Yangon, Myanmar. He is well travelled internationally, and has in recent years become a master drone photographer as well! Boothee is great fun to work with, and is available for private one day tours in Yangon, and longer around Burma.