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Surrealness in Bowring Park

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Ting ting Chen
  • Website
    http://www.tingtingchen.net
  • Instagram
    chan_clarice

I left my home in Asia 4 years ago and came to Newfoundland Canada as an international student. Robert Tilley, a 73-year-old Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made in Newfoundland, and through the years he has become my best friend here. We both like to visit the century-old Bowring Park. I like the park because the massive trees here remind me of my home where there are big trees. I took this photo in the fall when Robert was standing beside the trees in autumn colors. Time seems to freeze in this photo, and the picture is shrouded in surrealness.

I left my home in Asia and came to Newfoundland Canada 4 years ago as an international student. During the past three years, I have not only found my new home in Newfoundland but also my muse. Newfoundland is the inspiration for my photography. Robert Tilley, a -73-year-old true and born Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made when I came to Newfoundland, and now he has become my best friend. Robert and I have traveled most parts of Newfoundland, and he appears in many of my photos as a model.

Awards • Overall Winner of the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2022
• Shortlisted in the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain's IPE 164
• Official Selection in IPA One Shot-Colors
• Gold Winner and Bronze Winner in 2021 Budapest International Foto Awards
• Gold Winner and Silver Winner in 2021 Tokyo International Foto Awards
• 2nd Place Winner in 2021 IPA International Photography Awards
• Winner of 2021 Flickr Your Best Shot
• Finalist of 2022 and 2021 Lucie Foundation Open Call
• Grand Prize Runner Up of 2020 Canadian Wildlife Federation Annual Photo Contest
• Honorable Mention in 2021 and 2020 IPA International Photography Awards