Honorable Mention / 2021 / Special / Others “Special”
Shadows of My Mind
The turmoil we find ourselves in with Covid-19 and no end in sight yet,leaves us not only isolated but drained as well.We feel locked up in the confined spaces of our homes.The stress and anxiety are taking their toll.These feelings of loss and uncertainty,if left unattended, might prove to be equally harming as the virus itself.We long for the soothing greens of nature to expel the blues from our minds.It is a lonely place,being on your own in a time where we seem to be disconnected not only to our environment but to ourselves as well.
With my Fineart portraits I want to draw attention to the possible aftermath of difficulties that we may encounter in our lives and they transcend the individual story and reflect on what is happening around us.There is a sense of mystery, things that are left unrevealed.It evokes feelings of longing, escape and might-have-beens.With my images I both hope to arouse the viewer's curiosity about the other and create awareness of the presence of suppressed grief and anguish.It is an invitation to take a step back, zoom out and see life from a higher vantage point than your own,without prejudice.
Awards *17th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Overall Winner of Professional Series with "Losing Faith"
*IPA Awards 2021, Honorable Mention in category Fine Art Other with "Shadows of my Mind" series
*Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris ( PX3 )2021, Silver with "Time Will Tell" the Still life series in category Fine Art, Honorable Mention with "Time Will Tell" the portrait series in category Fine Art and Honorable Mention with "Shadows of my Mind" series in category Special
*LifeFramer Colors 2021, Editor's Pick with "Blue Moves"
Masters of Photography, Photo Competition Black& White, Highly commended, "Portrait of Jude"
Nominated DuPho SO Award 2021
*Sienna Creative Photo Awards 2021 shortlisted
*6th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards 2021, winner with the series “Shadows of my Mind”
*TIFA Awards 2020, Bronze in the category Fine Art-Portrait with the portrait series ”Time Will Tell” and 2 Honorable Mentions one in the category Fine Art -Other with the series “Blue Moves” and one in the category Fine Art-Still Life with the Still Life series “Time Will Tell”.
*IPA Awards 2020, 2 Honorable Mentions in the category Fine Art/Portrait- one with the series “Memories, Memorials, Momentum and Mixed Moods” and one with the series “Presence a State of Mind”.
*15th POLLUX Awards 2020, 1st place Winner in the category Still life with the “Time Will Tell” series and 1st place Winner in the category Portrait single with “Daniel With Flowers”, 6 Honorable Mentions- one in category Fine Art with the portrait series “Time Will Tell” and five in category Portrait single.
*GUPNew 2020 Photography Talent
*Lensculture Portrait photography awards 2020 finalist with “Daniel With Flowers” single image
*Lensculture Black&White photography awards 2020 finalist with “Shadows of my Mind” series
*Life Framer Colors Winners 2020 with “Presence a State of Mind IV”