2nd Place / 2018 / Portraiture /

The Awakening

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Family, Gold in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced, 2nd Place winner in Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Portraiture
  • Photographer
    Tawny Chatmon
  • Credit
    Wardrobe Styling: Isabelle Philogene, Make Up: Judy Rowe, Hair: Charese Adkins

“The Awakening” focuses on familial bonds, motherhood, fatherhood & celebration of childhood. Loosely inspired by the work of Marianne Stokes whose portraits often showed the fine details of garments that were floor length and embroidered. As with all of my current work, the production of this series began with a portrait sitting. Photographs are the first layer of which I manipulate and unite with other photographic components. Thereafter, I may add over-lappings of gold leaf, paint, digital collage, antique art and/or hand drawn digital/illustration.