THE JURY

MEET THE JURY

Emeric Le Bars (@emerictimelapse) is a French motion timelapse photographer living in the city of Los Angeles, California. Emeric has been a timelapse photographer for 9 years now, exploring American cityscapes and National Parks. He has sold his work to big companies such as Adobe, Netflix, Google, LG or Red Bull for example. For the past 4 years, he also teaches timelapse photography to students from all around the world with online classes and workshops.

Learn more about Emeric on his website www.emerictimelapse.com or Youtube Channel.


Brian Youchak (@timelapse_travels) is a timelapse photographer based out of New Jersey. He has been shooting timelapses since 2015 when he found his passion living abroad in Ireland. He currently shoots with a Nikon D850, teaches workshops around the NJ/NYC area and has worked with brands such as Best Western and the Empire State Building. Brian loves to travel around the world shooting timelapses.

Learn more about Brian on his website www.timelapsetravels.com or Youtube Channel.


Oliver Kmia (@oliverkmia), based in Miami, is an award winning artist specialized in urban hyperlapse, aerial photography, and conceptual video production. He’s also a Senior Staff Writer for the online magazine Fstoppers.com.

Watch Oliver’s work on his Vimeo Page.


Gunther Wegner (@gwegner.de), based in northern Germany, is a well-known photographer, filmmaker, blogger, author and Youtuber.

He is the originator and developer of the market leading solution for time lapse photography, LRTimelapse and is a pioneer in the research of day-to-night and night-to-day shooting – the so called “Holy Grail” of time lapse photography.

Visit LRTimelapse website, or learn more about Gunther and his crazy idea that changed the timelapse industry.


Katerine Giannikos (@bringonthetravels) is a South African Timelapse & Hyperlapse Photographer based in Boise, Idaho. Her passion for Timelapses began in New York City late 2019. 

When she moved from New York to Idaho, she fell in love with the raw natural beauty that Idaho has to offer and continued to capture the beautiful landscapes around her. Although she loves capturing the cityscapes, her interests lean more towards capturing mother nature’s beauty.

Learn more about Katerine on her Instagram page.


Jordan Mathis (@timelapsejunkie) is a freelance cinematographer and photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Jordan has traveled to 45 states and over 14 countries. He has worked on a variety of projects from National Ads, Environmental projects, Sports, and Television series.His work has been featured on the BBC, Freeform, Spike TV, FOX Sports, ESPN, MTV, AFI Film festival, HBO, NFL Films, Frontier Airlines,and theBig Screen on Times Square. Jordan focuses his love for the image into his most specialized craft; timelapse. A perfect marriage of photography and cinematography.

Learn more about Jordan on his Instagram page.


Matthew Vandeputte (@matjoez) aka Matjoez is a Belgian Australian timelapse photographer and travel filmmaker living in London and Sydney. With close to a decade of experience he’s worked with global brands such as Samsung, Canon, Google, Microsoft, Ford and more. His work can be seen on Netflix, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and, of course, Youtube. Matthew shares his global adventures and knowledge on his social media channels, where he has gained over 180000 followers.

Learn more about Matthew on his website www.matjoez.com or Youtube Channel.


Justin Tierney (@jtimelapse) is an award winning timelapse filmmaker from North Carolina. His recent project, “At The Conflux”, described by the BBC as “a futuristic roller coaster ride” combines timelapse images and original music into a film exploring the rhythm of Japanese cityscapes. His timelapse photography has been used by companies such as Apple, Westinghouse, Volkswagen, and CNN among others. Tierney holds graduate degrees from Yale, Tufts and a PhD from Duke University.

Learn more about Justin on his website www.justintierney.com.