Top Entries from our Photography Competition Revealed



A couple of months ago, we teamed up with contemporary art blog Who Killed Bambi to launch a pretty awesome photography competition. And we had a fantastic reaction from the community who ended up giving us over 150 entries!

A couple of months ago, we teamed up with contemporary art blog Who Killed Bambi to launch a pretty awesome photography competition. And we had a fantastic reaction from the community who ended up giving us over 150 entries!

As you could imagine, choosing a winner for this competition was hard as there are so many talented photographers out there. But we had to pick one person to be the winner, and we decided to hand them a fantastic Canon EOS 7D 18-135mm DSLR camera for their troubles.

So drum roll please... the winner was Jure Čufer, a Slovenian photographer and film maker who sent us a very interesting set of pictures. These images address the urgent issue of the relationship between water as a natural element and water as a commercial product. 

Photo Comp 1

Čufer said of his gallery:

"The paradox of the modern society, where water is interpreted as property of the few and we are forced to pay for the thing which is literally surrounding us. Whether it's paid or free, at the end the nature will take it away from us and put it back where it belongs."

Best of the Rest

     1. Charlotte Davis- 35 Millimeter

Photo Comp 2

"For my final photo, one of my all-time favourites. This was taken on Eweleaze beach, in Dorset, England. The tide was coming in, but I had to get this final shot before I was cut off. The vibrant colours of the seaweed and stones really brought the scene to life, not to mention the actual life in the water- tiny fish and shrimp darted about the rockpools." 

     2. Makayla Hayes- Imagine Yourself Photography

Photo Comp 3

"This picture shows the true beauty of water. The reflection of the sunset on the water. There is nothing more serene in the world".

     3. Fred Byrd 

Photo Comp 4

"To me, water has always been a very therapeutic experience. It can be used for purification, healing, an escape from everyday life, and stress relief. When I was younger, being around water made me feel infinite. I became weightless, like a lucid dream, free from time and worry- and that was enough. The idea of something so fluid and vital for the continuation of life, in general, captivated me." 

     4.  Adrián Gutiérrez

Photo Comp 6

 

"This is part of a series I made called 'Osmosis'. I was trying to capture the frenzy movement of a flush of water, then play with the colours to get abstract representations of splashes and splatters, almost like if it could be done with painting in a Pollock-ish fashion."

     5.  icuresick

Photo Comp 7

"Just like fire, water can be our best friend or our worst enemy. Can save our lives but also take it away."

Hope you enjoyed out picks...