Lensculture recently named the Emerging Talent Award winners of 2018 and I am pleased to announce that I was selected by juror Caroline Wall from Robert Mann gallery in New York as a juror's pick meaning I receive a grant of $2500.
As if this year couldn't get better! I was amazed to be awarded the Winner of Australian Photography Awards in the landscape division!! I entered three images at the last minute and all three made it into the top 10, my winning image "Progress" and two other images are shown below.
It's been a crazy year so far!! I'm at a loss for words as I feel like I've used them all up over the last few days. The AIPP holds the national print awards once each year and most members use it as a fabulous forum for feedback and peer review. I would say a good portion of us photographers spend a large part of the year assessing what may be a candidate for entry into the awards. This year I certainly have had quite clear direction in what I would enter, one in particular I have kept fairly close to my chest as I wanted it to be seen only at the awards prior to the social media sharing! Now that the awards are over for another year I can share my images and my success (much to my surprise!!) of winning 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year!! I've thanked loads of people over the last couple of days so I won't do it here again but needless to say so many people have helped me on my journey and I am forever grateful! You can view all the category winners and the overall Australian Photographer of the Year winner Keren Dobia here.
The 2017 WA AIPP Epson State Awards judging and awards were held last week and I am pleased to announce that I was awarded winner for 2017 WA AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year for the 2nd year running and a finalist in the landscape category. It was a fantastic photography awards event with amazing and inspirational photographers abound! Congratulations to all the winners, finalists, AIPP Awards Team, judges, print handlers it was an awesome event!
Bookings are now open for the biggest weekend of photographic education and fellowship in WA's history, Nikon Centennial WAFP Event! I am honoured and excited to be involved, I will be presenting a workshop "Creative Photoshop Techniques". All the information about the event is below:
From 23 to 25 June, the WA Camera Club (WACC) is hosting the WAPF Nikon Centennial Event 2017 at Government House ballroom in central Perth.
This is an article that resonated with me, I'm not sure I wish to weigh in on the whole debate of what is photography..... But I do wish to highlight this blog post by David DuChemin, to me he seems the voice of reason. This is a calm, calculated, well thought out post, "Camera's Don't Make Photographs" it says everything that needs to be said in my humble opinion.