/ 2021 / Architecture / Interior

Swirl

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Interior
  • Photographer
    John Twiname
  • Credit
    John Twiname

As the stairway ascends it creates a swirl that is slowly illuminated by the light entering the space above, taking on an almost yin and yang like quality.

I am an amateur photographer based in New Zealand. I have been interested in photography since my brother gave me a camera back in the early 80s. I had been using a Nikon FE2 and using mainly slide films to take landscape, street and portrait photography in New Zealand and Asia in my 20s. For a number of years, I did not take that many photos as I chose to concentrate on my work. Meeting people who were also keen photographers, and the advent of the full-frame sensor, tempted me back into photography. I have since developed an interest in black and white fine arts and architecture photography.

Awards Awards:
2021
• Moscow International Foto Awards MIFA – Bronze in Architecture/Interiors, “Wormhole”
• The Mono Awards – Commended in Places Category, “T Jetty”
• MonoVisions Photography Awards – Honorable Mention in Architecture, “Fisheye”
• The Motif Collective Photography Awards – Honorable Mention in June Sunrise and Sunset Theme, “Lighthouse at Sunset”, Shortlisted “Supernova”
• Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers – 4th Place in Architecture Category, “Upstairs Downstairs”
• Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers – Top 40 in Black & White Category, “Location Location”
• The Motif Collective Photography Awards – Shortlisted in March Reflections Theme, “Something Fishy”
• FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards – Nominee in 7th Edition Architecture Category, “Vanishing Point”
• FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards – Nominee in 7th Edition Fine Art Category, “Chasing Shadows”
• FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards – Nominee in 7th Edition Abstract Category, “Ribbons”

2020
• New Zealand Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year – 2nd in Monochrome Category, “Curled”
• ND Awards – Honorable Mention in Architecture Buildings Category, “Looking Up”
• Monochrome Photography Awards –2 x Honorable Mention in Architecture Category, “Jagged Profiled”, “Looking Up”
• The Motif Collective Photography Awards – 2 x Shortlisted in September Symmetry Theme, “Red Eye”, “Pavillion”
• The Motif Collective Photography Awards – 2 x Shortlisted in October Architecture Theme, “Looking Up”, “Swirl”
• The Motif Collective Photography Awards – 2 x Shortlisted in December Minimalism Theme, "Block and Chain", "Finger"
• New Zealand Love your Local Provincial Photography Calendar Competition – Runner up, “Winter Morning”

Exhibitions:
2021 Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, International Juried Group Photo Exhibition – White Theme, “Atrium”
2021 Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, International Juried Group Photo Virtual Exhibition – Monochrome Theme, “Outlet”