Monday, January 31, 2011

French PHOTO Grand Concours

I've entered the French PHOTO Magazine's annual competition for the last few years, and had a number of images that seemed to be selected as "finalists" but they didn't make it into the print edition. Well, I'm happy to say that this year, I have an image in the magazine. I have a visual confirmation from my European emissary and everything, even though I've not seen an actual copy. The shot above is the one that's printed, and a total of seven were chosen as finalists.

This has been one of my goals for a long time, as I've been a fan of the magazine for years, even before I seriously returned to photography. They bill it as the world's largest photo contest, with over 50,000 entries, which they narrow down to a couple hundred in the magazine.

I'd like to thank the models: Katla, Kelsey, Kat, Artistic Physique, and Poses, as well as Kiera, Rebecca and Jessamyne.

Since I've not seen a copy yet, not sure if anyone else I know is represented in the issue, but I'll try to remember to post an update once a copy is in my hands. Let me know if you see one in the wild anywhere! Salut!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favor please...

Have entered a portfolio in another contest, and it allows for online voting, so please stop by and have a look and hopefully you'll vote me up for the chance to win cash, fabulous prizes, and opportunities... unlikely, but what the hell? Please check it out!

ON EDIT: Voting has closed, but you can still go see the selection of work. Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote, even those who voted less than 5 stars. :)

Old news...

Someone a few weeks ago asked me about the archive blog, the entries from 2006-2007. I took them offline a while ago for various reasons, but they're back, at least for the time being. There is some good stuff on there, and some stuff I'd do differently now, and a few things I probably wouldn't do at all now, but it's all a process, and looking back and seeing progress is a good source of encouragement as one continues to move forward, right?

I also heard from Teddie here about going up to Chicago once the snow melts and doing some more photos with her. Hard to believe it's been 4 years since our last shoot. But that prompted me to go through some of the old blog entries and I figured why not bring them back? Interesting to see just how much I used to expound on various topics and photos, and how regularly I used to do entries.

There are probably loads of dead links in there, and maybe some missing photos, and a few outdated model names. If you have any updates to share (or prefer that pictures be removed) just leave me a comment on this entry and I'll take care of it. I may go in and tidy up a bit, throw a few things into the memory hole, but then again, I have a lot of other pressing matters at hand, so I may not get around to that.