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Our #architecture #photography finalists can now be seen@Bridgelounge

You can now see the finalists and top three winning images in our recent architecture photography competition at The Bridge Lounge in Tooley Street, London SE1.    Please check their website for opening hours.  The exhibition will be in display for three months.


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And the winners are! #architecture competition #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

And the winners are!!

1st Place

“Hannover” / Frank Machalowski

“Hannover” is a refreshing photographic vision of architecture. The structure, abstracted and stripped to its most raw essence of form, vibrates with energy. The converging lines that result from changes in lens parallax across multiple exposures pull the viewer into the image and add a pleasant textural quality. At first glance it appears chaotic, but when visually processed it is full of beautiful, intricate subtlety.

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2nd Place

“Headquarter of the American Forces Berlin 1945 – 1994” (Series) / Sabine Von Breunig

This series is expertly composed and captures a strong sense of place. The visual weight in each scene is well balanced, disregarding tired composition “rules” in favor of a more complex understanding of the relationships between scenic elements. Each interior reveals nuanced details that contribute to the narrative, with nothing extraneous. The subtle colour palettes are well seen and never overstated.

 

3rd Place

“Let’s Go Round Again” and “The High And The Mighty” / Tony Sellen

“Let’s Go Round Again” is a well-visualized architectural detail. The three-dimensional elements are seemingly compressed into a two-dimensional, graphic study of shape and light. The juxtaposition of the round, almost organic shapes on the top two thirds of the composition against the rigid, geometric shapes on the bottom third is a great contrast. This contrast is further enhanced by the tonal range represented in each section: the light tones in the concentric circles surrounded by a dark square on the top two thirds vs. the dark trapezoid surrounded by lighter tones on the bottom third.

“The High and the Mighty” presents interesting proportions, an engaging contrast between modern and classical architectural details, and a rich tonal range.


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We are delighted to announce the honourable mentions in our #architecture competition! #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

“Happy Arches” or “Bridge” / Elisabeth Greve

The intentional camera movement in both images puts the subject matter in a different realm altogether. The hazy transition between tones and colours contributes to the whimsical abstraction of oft-photographed subject matter, translating these rigid structures into expressions of fluid movement.

“Copenhagen Reflection 4” and “Copenhagen Reflection 5” / Stuart Cashmore

Both pieces feature rich but not heavy-handed colour schemes. The complexity of detail in the textures of the façade and the complementary structures reflected in the windows have been wonderfully composed. Rather than sensory overload the careful composition brings order and stability, pointing out interesting relationships between the wavy, organic reflections and the linear details of the brickwork.

“The Line That Divides” / Neringa Paskeviciute

“The Line That Divides” presents an array of interesting contrasts. The stark, graphic architecture on the left features strong contrasting tones and stands in dramatic opposition to the softer, subtle tones and organic forms in the clouds on the right. In the middle a light post mediates between the two, contributing tension and implied symmetry to create strong visual pull. The icing on the cake is the one missing glass pane in the lantern to perfectly contrast the deepest shadow against the bright wall and reinforce the implied line between the two halves of the image.

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We are delighted to announce the winners in our #architecture competition! #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

Selected for exhibition in London (no particular order):-

“The Spider” / Andrea Fabrizi

“Around Paris 2” / Bertrand Bagnaud

“Fluorescent Subway” / Bruce Collingwood

“Axel Tower” / Chiara Gerevasi

“Southbank London” / Coco Petter

“The Shard In A Pond” / John Bussy

“White Space” / Jonathan Herbert

“Chateau Ruins” / Matthew Emmett

“Lines” / Nichola Breen

“B” / Nicola Morittu

“Contrast of Time” / Philip Moore

“Final Destination” / Sandra Wilks

“Relax In the City Redux” / Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

“Future” / Siyuan Ma


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We announce prize pot for this year’s London Photo Festival! #photography #London

Continuing with our year of celebration (this year we will be holding our 10th London Photo Festival), we have introduced a prize fund of £500 to share between the photographers selected by our judge as Best in Show, 1st and 2nd Runners ups.  The winner of the public vote, the f-Factor, will also win photography related prizes!

We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment.

Unlike other galleries, exhibitions and festivals, we do not judge your work – as long as it is not offensive, we will display it. All you have to do is pay a small fee and you can enter here.

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We speak to Stian Nesoy winner of our #landscape #photography competition #photocontest #Norway

I entered the competition because the scope of the competition was very much in line with the type of photography I enjoy the most. I’m humbled by the honour, especially seeing the strong competition from other participants.

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What’s coming up at the London Photo Festival? #photography #London #competitions #collaborations #exhibitions

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We’ve got a lot happening and here’s how you can get involved:-

  1.  The top 3 winners of our landscape competition have been announced!  The exhibition of the top 20, including the top 3 winners, will run from 26th September until the beginning of 2017 at The Bridge Lounge.   Please check their website for opening times before visiting.
  2. We are pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Ensemble Perpetuo for an exciting new event called ‘Youth Revisited’. This exhibition will be a part of the Little Venice Music Festival and will take place on the afternoon of 8th October 2016. You can reserve your ticket here.
  3. We’ve also teamed up the Totally Thames Festival supporting their Thames Lens 2016 Photography Competition and they are looking for excellent, quirky photographs that succeed in bringing the Thames to life. Images must have been taken between the beginning of October 2015 and the end of September 2016, and can feature any part of the River Thames or Thames-related subject along the stretch of the Thames between Hampton Court and Erith.  Deadline for entries is Saturday 1st October 2016 at 5pm.
  4. As part of our 10th festival anniversary in May 2017, we are running a free street photography competition and you can enter your images here to be in with a chance to win an exhibition in London.
  5. We have just announced our architecture photography competition and you can enter here – win cash prizes and an exhibition in London.
  6. And last but not least, don’t forget our festival next year – the theme is ‘your journey’ or ‘your travels’ – this image could be taken on your way to work, walking the dog, journeys across the globe or showing us journeys around your city.