Philip Cuenco is a producer and instructor with the Leica Akademie USA. Originally trained as a 3D Animation & Special Effects artist, Phil worked on post-production for movie trailers and as a Director of Photography, before transitioning full time into still photography.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Phil’s photography career started in 2005 with a focus on fashion and celebrity photography. Sixteen years later, he has experience working professionally in nearly all genre of photography
As a lead instructor with the Leica Akademie, Phil is extremely knowledgeable about the full line up of Leica products and known equally for the quality of his teaching and his ability to quickly and accurately zone focus in any lighting situation. Though he now spends most of his time leading and producing workshops, on occasion he can still be caught working the red carpet in L.A., NY Fashion Week or documenting behind the scenes on movie sets and private events.