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20 Aug ’11

Winners And Finalists Of The International Photography Awards | Photography

Filed under: Art & Photography,blog — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 5:00 pm

Entry Title: " ‘Let them eat cake’ "
Name: John Wright, United Kingdom
Category: Professional, Fashion
Entry Description: Series shot for Leica S2 promotional images and featured on GQ Style online.


The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

The winners of the main categories will compete for IPA’s top award of International Photographer of the Year. Those finalists will be invited to attend the Lucie Awards at the Lincoln Center, New York, where one photographer will be announced as the grand winner, earning the coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $10,000 provided by AtEdge. In addition, the nominees in the non-professional and student categories will be invited to the Lucie Awards to compete for the title of the Discovery of the Year provided by Blurb, a Lucie Statue and $5,000 cash prize. Six nominees comprised of all levels of profession, will be invited to the Lucie Awards for the title of Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, where the story behind the images are dually judged, and to compete for the coveted Lucie Statue and a cash prize of $5,000.

There are tens of breathtaking photos on the main website for you to enjoy, I wish I could post them all. Here I chose a few of my favorites from various categories and with different winning places (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) including descriptions as indicated by the artists themselves. Enjoy!



Entry Title: " Day to Night, Times Square"
Stephen Wilkes, United States
Category: Professional, Cityscapes
Entry Description: A "Day to Night" time lapse of Times Square in New York City.



Entry Title: " Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger"
Adam Taylor, United States
Category: Professional, Advertising
Entry Description: "Our oceans aren’t the only ones in danger" Commissioned for the Surfrider Foundation – – A series displaying the metaphorical results of humans washed up on the beach, the victims of the products we as a society carelessly discard and that end up in our oceans.



Entry Title: " Hyperspace Audi A8"
igor omulecki, Poland
Category: Professional, Automotive
Entry Description: Hyperspace campaign introduce new Audi A8 on polish market. The photographs were presented during 4 exclusive events/exhibitions in Poland. Moreover, a limited edition album of only 1000 copies has been published. Several publications in art and lifestyle magazines. Finally, a website has been created



Entry Title: " Women of History"
Peter Lippmann, Afghanistan
Category: Professional, Fashion
Entry Description: These images are the result of a collaboration with Christian Louboutin



Entry Title: " Magic World"
Adam Balcerek, Poland
Category: Professional, Product


Entry Title: " Remote Control"
Claudio Allia, Italy
Category: Non-Professional, Self-Promotion
Entry Description: Mathare Valley Slum (Nairobi) A.D. 2010.



7 Jun ’11

Icelandic Volcanoes by Marcel Musil | Photography

Filed under: Art & Photography,blog — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am

Impressive photos of Icelandic Volcanoes by Marcel Musil.



6 Jun ’11

Lebanese Artist Nathan Sawaya Creates Conan and Colbert Lego Sculptures| Art

Nathan Sawaya , whom I posted about before, strikes again. This time he creates Lego sculptures of both Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert.

Nathan creates human figures in additional to architectural models and portraits out of Lego bricks what is new to me is that many of the pieces he uses are recycled.


22 May ’11

Glass Art by Dale Chihuly | Art

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am


Dale Chihuly is an artist of a different nature, his skills lie in his ability to turn glass into art installations with limitless ways.The use of blown glass in ceilings, aquariums, walls, and sculptures give a new dimension to such a versatile element.

In Chihuly’s perspective: “There’s something about putting the pieces overhead, on top of the plate glass, that makes you think of the sea.”

You can check his current exhibition: Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts started on April 10  till August 7, 2011.



15 May ’11

Photographer From Lebanon: Fady Nammour | Photography

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 6:04 pm

Fady Nammour is a Lebanese photographer whose talent can not be missed.The way he captures landscape and natural scenery is just breathtaking. I selected a few of my favorite photos from his collection to share them with you.

Through his lens  you get to relive the moment he captured. There is no need to say much, checking out the photos is enough to take you where they took me.




2 May ’11

Gabriel Moreno Illustrations | Art

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am

This artist knows what he’s doing, Gabriel Moreno has an exclusive style that has caught international attention. His work has covered various projects such as campaigns, product advertising, and magazine covers. Scroll down to see some of his magnificent work taken from his website.





23 Mar ’11

Serge Mendzhiyskogo Urban Collages | Photography

Russian Photographer Serge Mendzhiyskogo is no regular photographer. His style relies on the fact that he takes hundreds of photos of the same area and creates an amazing collage of his work.

His photos are mainly of busy cityscapes sliced and then combined in a very unorthodox fashion creating a new look for the city he depicts. Serge Mendzhiyskogo  does not have a website so I will leave you here with a selection from his magnificent work.


2 Mar ’11

Political Pop Art by Stello Diamantopolous | Art

Filed under: Art & Photography — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am

I was intrigued by the work of this artist, not only for being creative but for holding various political messages and symbols of certain parts of history as well. The use of logos of popular American brands and images of American history makers or even negative aspects in their past are strongly present in all of his work.

Stelio Diamantopolous was first inspired by surrealistic art, he slowly turned towards political Pop Art. His strong views on the power behind standardized ad campaigns and the way portraits void of any trace of humanity have become commonplace, underlines the disintegration of our relationship with symbolic figures.


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