GRAND PRIZE WINNER &
PLACES CATEGORY FIRST PLACE:
"I captured this on a farm in Ireland, just a mile or so away from the Irish Heritage site, Brú na
Bóinne. Those doves roosted in the barn that you can barely make out in the background. Every time I moved,
they would explode like this and then come right back for more seed. I loved the way they filled the frame and how
the sun lit up their feathers."
Matt Andrews is a professional photographer in Nashville, Tennessee, who shoots 40 to 50 weddings a year.
PLACES SECOND PLACE:
Robert C. Jenks
Film Image, Kodak Infra-
red black and white, 35mm
Robert C. Jenks, keeps the
family business—started in 1886
by his great-grandfather, William H.
Jenks—going strong. As the world
moves forward with digital, Robert
follows his family past, still shooting
film, from 35mm to 11 x 14.
PLACES THIRD PLACE:
Lake Kussharo in Akan Na-
tional Park, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the
largest lake in Japan to completely
freeze over in winter. The sandy
shoreline has naturally heated sand
and hot spring water, so it provides
a warm place for the many beautiful
Whooper Swans to congregate.
Tracey Taylor is one of the
creative forces behind 37 Frames
Photography. This Australian photog-
rapher, with her love of Japan and
a passion for travel and landscape
imagery, has been based in Tokyo for
PEOPLE FIRST PLACE:
"This is a picture
I took while tracking a day
in the life of bullfighter Juan
Pablo Sánchez. The photo
was taken just before leaving
for the arena and well reflects
the tension of the moment
in his face right before the
Antonio Martín, from
Aranjuez, Spain, has dedi-
cated himself to photography
for almost 20 years, with a
specialty in weddings, studio
and editorial. "My career is
based on hard work and train-
ing doing what I love: taking
photographs," he says.
PEOPLE SECOND PLACE:
f/2.8, 1/250 sec,
ISO 100, 24-70 @ 34mm,
Canon 5D Mark III.
Jamie Goodsell is a
pher who recently finished
his BFA in Photographic
Imaging from The Art
Institute. He specializes in
ism, editorial, and fine-art
photography. Learn more
about his work at
PEOPLE THIRD PLACE:
"Doilies In Delft"
Study of a character with
the underlying "Golden Age" aesthetic
of a past era.
Based in Melbourne, Australia,
Bill Gekas is a self-taught photogra-
pher who learned the techniques of
photography using a 35mm film SLR
in the mid-1990s, then switched to
digital in 2005. "I am practicing the art
of photography and constantly refin-
ing my style," he says.
THINGS FIRST PLACE:
"Lion in the Shadows"
"This beautiful African lion found his light at the perfect moment for me to
Stephanie Swartz is a commercial, editorial and wildlife photographer. Her clients
include O—The Oprah Magazine
, Virgin Atlantic, The Dr. Oz Show, Yahoo, NBC, Fox, TLC,
, Forbes, The Economist, The Independent, Scholastic Books, Scientific Ameri-
can, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.
THINGS SECOND PLACE:
L. T. Brown
"Mossy Old Oak
California oak tree is unique
in character with its twisted
branches reflecting the quiet
struggle of life.
Christopher L. T. Brown
is a technologist, writer
and photographer living in
Solvang, California, with his
wife, Bobbie, and French
Bulldog, Annie. Brown
endeavors to explore and
create photographs that
portray the complex nature
of everyday life.
THINGS THIRD PLACE:
Kristi Sutton Elias
The fierce love and inten-
sity between a dog and his ball.
Kristi Sutton Elias, a fine-art
portrait photographer and artist
in Long Beach, California, likes
exploring all mediums of art,
from sketch to sculpture. "I have
worked as a professional photog-
rapher and Photoshop artist for
the past 14 years, and through the
use of Photoshop, I found I could
channel different mediums and
artistic energies into one creation,"
Beauty in brides and nature"