GRAND PRIZE
& PLACES

GRAND PRIZE WINNER &
PLACES CATEGORY
FIRST PLACE:

Matt Andrews

TITLE: "Gaelic Angels"
CAPTION: "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."
BIO: Matt Andrews is a professional photographer in Nashville, Tennessee, who shoots 40 to 50 weddings a year.

EMAIL: matt@mattandrewsphoto.com

PLACES

PLACES SECOND PLACE:


Robert C. Jenks

TITLE: "Maine Schooners"
CAPTION: Film Image, Kodak Infra- red black and white, 35mm
BIO: 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.

EMAIL: rcj@jenksstudio1886.net

PLACES

PLACES THIRD PLACE:


Tracey Taylor

TITLE: "Swan Lake"
CAPTION: 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.
BIO: 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 15 years.

EMAIL: trace@37framesphotography.com

PEOPLE

PEOPLE FIRST PLACE:


Antonio Martín

TITLE: "Matador"
CAPTION: "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 bullfight."
BIO: 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.

EMAIL: fotomartinsl@me.com

PEOPLE

PEOPLE SECOND PLACE:


Jamie Goodsell

TITLE: "Reflection"
CAPTION: f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, 24-70 @ 34mm, Canon 5D Mark III.
BIO: Jamie Goodsell is a Nashville-based photogra- pher who recently finished his BFA in Photographic Imaging from The Art Institute. He specializes in live music/photojournal- ism, editorial, and fine-art photography. Learn more about his work at www.jamiegoodsell photography.com

EMAIL: jamieagoodsell@gmail.com

PEOPLE

PEOPLE THIRD PLACE:


Bill Gekas

TITLE: "Doilies In Delft"
CAPTION: Study of a character with the underlying "Golden Age" aesthetic of a past era.
BIO: 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.

EMAIL: billgekas@gmail.com

THINGS

THINGS FIRST PLACE:


Stephanie Swartz

TITLE: "Lion in the Shadows"
CAPTION: "This beautiful African lion found his light at the perfect moment for me to capture it."
BIO: 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, Newsweek, Forbes, The Economist, The Independent, Scholastic Books, Scientific Ameri- can, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.

EMAIL: stephanie@stephanieswartz.com

THINGS

THINGS SECOND PLACE:


L. T. Brown

TITLE: "Mossy Old Oak Laying Back"
CAPTION: Each central California oak tree is unique in character with its twisted branches reflecting the quiet struggle of life.
BIO: 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.

EMAIL: clbrown@techpathways.com

THINGS

THINGS THIRD PLACE:


Kristi Sutton Elias

TITLE: "The Magnificent"
CAPTION: The fierce love and inten- sity between a dog and his ball.
BIO: 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," she explains.

EMAIL: info@kristielias.com
PEOPLE'S
CHOICE

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:


Sheila Kurts
TITLE: "The Moment"
CAPTION: Beauty in brides and nature"

EMAIL: studiokphotos@gmail.com