Competitions

Results and news from competition entries

Let Me Stay

“Let Me Stay” – a “Devil’s Ivy” (Golden Pothos) plant peering from behind the blind on our landing window, lit from below to create the shadow – was selected from entries in the “Still Life” competition for inclusion in issue #99 February-March 2020 of F-Stop Magazine (“an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world”)

Still We Stand

My image of old pilings on the beach at Spurn Point, Yorkshire, was voted into 6th place in the Your Art Gallery “Seaside Vacation” contest

I usually stick to juried contests as I’m not willing to go pestering for votes on social media, so finishing in the top ten in a voted contest is quite gratifying (I join in the YAG contests in the hope that the exposure will bring more views of my YAG portfolio, where I have images for sale)

www.yourartgallery.com/soitwouldseem

Abstract exhibition

“Scratch” selected for inclusion in the London Photo Festival “Abstracts” exhibition being held at Harris+Hoole in Twickenham London for 3 months from 15 September

“We are delighted to announce the winners and exhibitors of our abstract photography competition. The standard was so high that we’ve opened up 5 more exhibition places!” – really pleased that my entry has made it into the exhibition

My image is of a vintage and well used leather covered desktop at a country manor in Norfolk; unclear what it was used for to have been marked in this way, and whether it ended up in this condition before or after being relegated to a stone outbuilding used by the servants – either way, full of character and history

Update: Exhibition photo by London Photo Festival and included here with their kind permission

Mirror Man

“Mirror Man” – a life size mannequin in the reception area of the gym I go to for physio, taken from a low angle to make it appear bigger than it actually is – has been selected for inclusion in the Loosen Art Gallery “Mannequins and Puppets” exhibition to be held at the Millepiani in Rome this November

mosaic mirror man

Open Theme

“Hideaway” (the Drielandenpunt forest – where the Dutch, Belgian and German borders meet – at Vaals (Netherlands) in the winter) and “Scratch” (a very well used antique leather desktop in a stately home in Norfolk) were awarded Special Merit and Special Recognition respectively in the Light Space & Time international juried photo competition “555” (Open Theme) June 2019

Available as prints direct from me, and also in my Redbubble print-on-demand shop where they can be applied to the various products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Asteroid Day 2019

My three entries to the Redbubble Asteroid Day Artist Challenge 2019, all available on various products in my Redbubble shop

Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth from a catastrophic event – co-founded by Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Dr Brian May among others, it is an annual global event marking the anniversary of the explosion at Tunguska (Siberia) that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history

My first entry is based on my close-up photos of a house brick, garden netting after rain and an old cracked, faded and peeling wooden doorstep; the second on a mosaic derived from a photo of a roll of bubble wrap (taken end on) for the texture; and the third using Morse Code for the trails (I wonder how many people will notice!)