Our theme for the September competition was “All Photography”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of August and concluded on September 29, 2011. We received 575 entries from 15 different countries from around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Poland, Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Singapore, Hungary, Norway, Italy, Argentina, South Africa, Ireland and Denmark. In addition, we had entries from 26 different states. We received a broad selection photography, including, film, digital, digital manipulation and alternative processes and we tried to include these styles and processes in this exhibition.
Due to the volume and the quality of the entries received this month we also included 65 artists who were chosen for Special Recognition. The artists in this group could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their photography was exceptional. In addition, most of the photographers who were not chosen could have easily received Special Recognition awards, as their art was also outstanding. We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful art work too. To view their work click on the thumbnail image and that will take you a Slide Show. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape.
We want to thank everyone for participating in this art competition. Just because your photography was not selected is not a reflection on your artistic talents and skill. It takes a lot of courage and nerve to enter and expose yourself to this type of competition and you should be applauded for your efforts. Please do not give up entering art competitions and calls for art, as your art could have easily been chosen here too.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of October 2011 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 “All Photography” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
If anyone has any comments, thoughts or feedback, we would like to hear from you, as we would like to improve our online gallery, the competitions and our exhibitions. Thank you.
1st Place – Jeff Rennicke – “Kilimanjaro by Starlight”
Jeff Rennicke is a nationally-known writer and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest, Backpacker and more. Jeff is also a dynamic public speaker and a frequent lecturer for the National Geographic Society’s Expedition program.
His writing on destinations all over the world has twice (1993 and 2001) been given gold medals in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers and has been featured in Best Adventure Writing 2002 (Avalon Books). He lives in Bayfield, Wisconsin which is near Lake Superior. His website is www.jeffrennicke.com
2nd Place – Joe Calleri – “Green Wall With Black Shadow”
Joe is an Australian award winning artist who’s colorful and dramatic images have been exhibited in Australia, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. His theatre publicity images have been featured in The Age, The Herald Sun, MCV and Real Time. I trained at the Australian College of Photography, Art and Communication (ACPAC) in the early 1990’s.
Joe states that “anything around me can be beautiful. It all depends on how I look at the object. Each day I challenge myself to find beauty and fine detail in the everyday, the innocuous, and in the small things that others may ignore, step over or around, overlook or perhaps take for granted.” He is a current member of the Australian Institute of Photography (AIPP). His website is http://www.redbubble.com/people/joecalleri/
3rd Place – Michael Schertz – “Spray Park Trail”
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 http://www.dynamic-earth-photos.com/
4th Place – Beata Podwysocka – “A Cyclist”
Beata is a self-taught artist of Polish origin whose interest in photography is a continuous search for self-expression. She has exhibited and won awards for her art throughout Europe.
With regards to her photography, Beata states that “I attempt to create surprising contexts for the things as well as situations which we are seemingly familiar with, e.g. such transient images as shadows or reflections. I am fascinated with the fact that one is able to freeze the world that is intangible but at the same time irreversibly non-existent without the actual physicality of things.” Her website is http://www.beatapodwysocka.netgaleria.eu/
5th Place – Jon Holiday – “Paige’s Jump”
For 26 years, Jon has been the owner and operator of Image One Media in Fort Worth, TX, who specializes in photography, video production, and audio-visual presentations. Jon fell in love with photography at age 9, and has received numerous awards for his images.
Jon founded and led the Hope Camera Club for 8 years, and as such has done numerous instructional presentations and training sessions. His photographic experience spans a variety of styles and situations. www.photosbyjon.com
Honorable Mention – Don Jacobson – “Leaves & Stones”
Don Jacobson is an artist from Portland, Oregon. The world of photography and the world of the natural wonders of the Sierra Nevada opened to Don Jacobson simultaneously. The photographs he took with his little Kodak Brownie were woefully inadequate to express the grandeur of the Range of Light. Within a week of his first backpack trip into the high country, he bought his first SLR, a Pentax Spotmatic and began to take photography classes.
During the years he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1973 through 1976, he amassed 135 images of owner decorated vehicles. He is currently a member of the Portland Photographers Forum and the Interim Group, a critique group originally formed by the influential photographer Minor White. His website is http://www.donjacobsonphoto.com/
Honorable Mention – Laurie McCormick – “Green Ribbon”
Laurie McCormick is multi-faceted photographer and artist. She lives and works in Southern California. Her photography could be described as life’s many compositions with the panorama of landscapes, the beauty of still life and the realism of urban life. Her goal is to bring to the palette the various marvels of life’s everyday wonders by utilizing her passion and vision of that certain moment in time.
Laurie states that “Photography helps me to express my personality and how I view this world we all live in without having to say a word. My photographs, subject matter and interests evolve and change as I grow.” Her website is http://www.lauriemccormickphoto.com/
Honorable Mention – Richard Mittelstadt – “Mt. McKinley #5”
Richard Mittelstadt is a talented Minnesota artist. Rick retired from teaching secondary art education and now his goal is to establish himself as a reemerging artist. Besides earning several awards his intaglio prints, drawings, and watercolor paintings over the past several decades, he has received many awards for his art. In addition to photography, Rick has also experimented with using a variety of other materials such as colored pencil, chalks, markers, etc. in combination with watercolor and acrylic paints. His website is www.mittelstadtartworks.com
Honorable Mention – Gregory Temnov – “Summertime”
Gregory Temnov is originally from Russia and is now living in Ireland. Gregory is a mathematics researcher who uses every opportunity to travel and indulge in his passion, photography. He states that “the elegant city life of modern Europe fascinates me, motivating me to take my camera with me practically each time I leave home. Since I began taking pictures 6 years ago, my interests in photography seemed to focus more and more on city life, cityscapes and landscapes, with a particular tendency to depict emotional interaction between people and everything that surrounds us.”
Gregory’s photography is influenced by the classical work of the main historical figures in street photography, such as Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helen Levitt. His website is http://gregorytemnov.crevado.com/