I am so excited to announce that I received two honorable mentions in PX3 Prix de la photographie Paris…of course I only entered two so I am pretty happy!! Although the competition is over the people’s choice award is still out there, so if you feel up to it you can always vote for the images here…http://www.px3.fr/submit/vote/index.php (one of my images is on page 4 of fine art nudes and the other is on page 4 of Portraiture – Personality)
My first entry was under the “Personality” category. The image is of the fine art nude model Nettie Harris, if you haven’t seen or followed her blog “Rhythm Before Unknown” it is absolutely amazing. She is one of the most honest and sincere people I have ever had to chance to photograph. When I look through the thousands of images Nettie has had taken, there is an amazing balance of wisdom and innocence in her images. I really wanted to bring out this part of her in this portrait, which I ironically titled “rhythm”.
My second entry was in the “Fine Art Nudes” category and is also of some of my favorite models who happen to have amazing blogs (I see a trend here!). This image of Roarie and Lola was taken after a long, but extremely fun day of shooting. I had been only photographing Roarie, who has this amazing intensity about her. This image came about based on the chemistry the two of them have as friends and the insane of amount of intensity and drive Roarie has…which she just happens to push on Lola a bit ;)
This image is titled “Excogitation”
Here is a little information about the competition…
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Visit http://px3.fr for more details!
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.