My book was awarded 1st Runner-up in the Photography.Book.Now competition. I am really excited as it is a huge international competition for independent book publishing. I am also overjoyed as this prize is not just for 1 photo but for an entire body of my work. The competition is produced by Blurb (http://blurb.com) and sponsored by American Photo, Canon, Virgin Airlines America, Hewlet Packard, flickr, PDN, The Royal Photographic Society and many many others listed below. I was pleased to be recognized by the judges; including Darius Himes Co-founder of Radius Books, Vince Aletti who reviews photography for the New Yorker and was Art Editor for the Village Voice, Platon one of my favorite photographers, Anthony Bannon the Director of the George Eastman House (Kodak), Karen Hansgen Associate Publisher of Skira Rizzoli, Dana Faconi the Publisher of Blind Spot Magazine, Kira Pollack the Deputy Photo Editor of the New York Times Magazine, Artist Todd Hido, Renowned New York Collector W.M. Hunt, and Jodi Peckman the Photo Editor at Rolling Stone magazine.
Here is the link to the announcement on Blurb's website. Clink the link or the photo below:
I also want to give a big shout out to the photographer who beat me in the Commercial Category, Denis Kleiman (http://www.denniskleiman.com). I really like his stuff. His book is filled with very cool and quirky shots of bands and music artists. He is a fellow New Yorker. Click on the photo of his book below to view a full preview.
I also want to congratulate the Grand Prize Winner, Rafal Milach (http://www.rafalmilach.com/). He is a Polish photographer who shot a beautiful series on Ukraine. The coloring is beautiful. It is a mixture of landscapes and portraits during a bitter winter on the Black Sea Coastline. Again, click on the image of the book to see a full preview.
My book is the new 2nd edition of my 11x13in over-sized hardcover fashion book; now 180 full bleed pages of editorial stories. It is sectioned into 17 separate photo series that comprise my favorite stories from my creative catalog work with Susana Monaco (http://susanamonaco.com), several magazine editorials, and my London art exhibition with graphic illustrators Vault49 (http://vault49.com). Click on the photo below to see or purchase my book. The link underneath the photo will bring you straight to the full book preview.
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