Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce the results of the 2nd Annual “All Photography” Art Competition for the month of December 2012. Artists were asked to submit their best Photography and the gallery received a broad selection of photography, including, film, digital, digital collage, digital manipulation, along with alternative printing and other alternative capture processes. In addition, there was also a wide range of subject matter received and we tried to include the range of topics, along with the various styles and different processes in this photographic exhibition.
The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of November 2012 and concluded on December 27, 2012. The gallery received 452 entries from 120 artists, from 16 different countries from around the world, including the Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from artists from 30 different states.
Due to the high volume and the outstanding quality of the entries received this month, the gallery awarded 1st through 10th places, 10 Honorable Mention awards and then a group of Special Recognition awards. The amount of Special Recognition awards was based on the volume and the quality of photography received.
Any of the artists in the Special Recognition group could have easily been included in the upper rank of the winning entries, as their photography was also exceptional. In addition, most of the artists who were not chosen could have easily received Special Recognition awards, as their artwork was also outstanding.
To view the photography as a group, click on the thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which contains larger images to view. In order to leave any of the Slide Shows at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of January 2013 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. Congratulations to our artists who made our 2nd Annual “All Photography” Art Exhibition so successful this month.
At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion. Thank you.
1st Place – Ken Harvey – “Sisters”
Ken Harvey studied architecture in the early 1960s at Pratt Institute in New York City. He took courses in free-hand drawing, perspective, color theory, composition, and other training that was directly transferable to his photography.
Ken’s interest in photography grew more serious when he was in the US Army and stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. He was able to use the Army photo lab where learned to develop his own film, printed enlargements, and mounted the photos.
Ken says this about his art, “To me, the image and the feeling count, not the genre. I see wonderful images in a variety of places, so I would not like to be restricted to a single format or category. Over time, my photography has evolved and is still evolving as I develop new concepts and see things with a different eye.” http://www.kenharveyphoto.com
2nd Place – Pam Borrelli – “SoHo Rooftops”
Pam Borrelli is a San Francisco, CA based photographer. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Pam’s photography focuses on the interplay between reality and imagination. Pam states, “My goal is to capture a glimpse of that which surrounds us but which we often only vaguely sense and do not clearly see. After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and love exploring its creative applications.” www.borrelliportraits.com
3rd Place – Roger W. Brown – “Smith Rock”
Roger Brown is a Washington based photographer. Roger began his artistic journey into the study and practice of photography with a trip to Ireland in 2001. At that time he loved to travel around the country using his first point and shoot digital camera. Having graduated from college in math and computer science the combination of photography combined with computer technology was irresistible to Roger.
In 2008 he joined the local Kitsap County Washington Photography Guild, along with the associated Meetup site and assisted with the Kitsap Fair Photography Competition. This combination yielded shared expertise and knowledge that led Roger to begin competing in local and international photography competitions and assisting other photographers through workshops. www.rogerbrown.zenfolio.com
4th Place – Laurie Campbell – “Serenity II”
Laurie Campbell is a photographer living and working in Northern Ireland. She has an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster. She has won numerous awards for her photography and her work has been accepted into a number of International Salons of Photography.
She draws influence from art based practices and is interested in the creative possibilities provided by the medium of photography. Laurie states this about here art, “Photography does not provide a lens through which we see the world, but a mirror in which we see ourselves in that world” Photography excites and frustrates her in equal measure and it also inspires new beginnings. http://www.lcimages.co.uk
5th Place – Tommy Richardsen – “Shapes of Nature”
Tommy Richardsen is a 35 year old nature photographer and pencil artist living and creating in Northern Norway. Tommy has a passion for the stars and the northern lights. A little more than a year ago he began to draw, (pencil as the preferred medium), after a few months he bought a used Nikon camera from a friend and started to take pictures as well.
Tommy says this about his art, “I felt the camera was a great outlet to show my artistic vision to my friends both around me and on the internet, with a solar maximum year on the horizon I decided to upgrade to a Nikon D800 so I could fully show the beauty of the place I live in. I have now been taking pictures for almost a year and currently working on my second Time-lapse video learning as I go and trying to improve on a daily basis.” http://www.facebook.com/ArtByTRichardsen
6th Place – Vladimir Myagkov – “Creative Night Rose”
Vladimir Myagkov lives and creates in Russia and was born in 1963. He is a professional artist and also a member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
As a photographer, he has the rank of “artist” in the Creative Union ”Photoart” representing Russia in FIAP (A-Photoart). Vladimir states this about his art and photography, “I am constantly trying to participate in the international salons and exhibitions, I am engaged in creative photography and also applied graphics and painting.” firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Place – Matthew Derezinski – “Choices”
Matthew Derezinski is a Missouri based artist. In the past few years Matthew has specialized in photographic manipulated imagery. This work incorporates layers of textural and organic imagery that draws upon his interest in decaying architecture, nature and the Mid-Western landscape where he lives and works.
Matthew says this about his photography, “This imagery, rich in personally derived symbolism, is organized into mystical and mysterious landscapes. It is my hope that the viewer can relate to the work on a subconscious or emotional level. While the stories created in the work are not explicit, I incorporate symbols that, like signposts, encourage the viewer to navigate the implied narratives in their own way, based on their own personal experience. www.mderezinski.wordpress.com
8th Place – Michael Schertz – “Myrtle Morning”
Michael is a photographer from Eatonville, Washington. He has been exploring wild places for many years and now he is photographing them for last 5 years. It is Michael’s passion to view and record the dynamic and amazing natural world as he tries to capture the moment and share with others the light and magic that he sees and experiences on his adventures.
Michael states that “a fine art photograph is a culmination of inspired artistry and my technical proficiency. The integration of technical and artistry provides the viewer with a memorable experience. The lack of either component can leave the viewer missing the vision and intent of the image.” His website is www.dynamic-earth-photos.com
9th Place – Durga Garcia – “Lunch”
Durga Garcia is a Florida based art photographer. She is a published, International Award winning and merited photographer of fine art images. She has her images in Public and Private Collections. A South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects & events, portraits and art for artists. With several long term projects and books to her credit.
She brings a most uncommon background to her pictures, a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team. Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. www.durgaGarcia.com
10th Place – James Palik – “Pulpit Rock Lyse Fjord Norway”
James Palik is an international travel, event, and architectural photographer with experience in a broad range subjects. Jim was mentored and studied under William Quandt, Ansel Adams’ former assistant at the California School of Fine Arts. After working for a succession of photography studios in San Francisco, Jim opened his own studio in Los Gatos, California. In 1999, Hewlett Packard offered Jim the opportunity to move to Germany. Jim retired from Hewlett Packard in 2005.
Jim now teaches digital photography at the Hochschule der Medien (Stuttgart Media University) in Stuttgart, Germany. He also works contractually doing travel photography, event photography and architectural photography, in addition to a wide variety of client requests. www.jpalik.com
Honorable Mention Artists Category
Nancy Albright – “Red Snow” – http://nancyalbright.zenfolio.com
Cortez Austin – “Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park” – email@example.com
Joan E. Bowers – “Bandon Beach Sunset” – www.irongatephotography.net
Joy Brown – “Colorful Dinghies” – www.enjoyphotography.com
Joyce Harkins – “Hunt Marshscape” – www.SouthernSaltMarsh.com
John Hughey – “Untitled” – www.jhugheyart.com
Jurga Luca – “Untitled” – http://www.jurgaluca.com
Tatiana Sveshnikova – “In Chains” – www.tateaana.com
Kah Wah Tan – “Mannequin” – www.kahwahtan.com
Carly Zufelt – “Mapping Our Reunion Mapping Our Departure” – www.carlyzufelt.com