Category Archives: Competition

We are proud to celebrate the success of Oli Kellett’s photographs, which are currently hanging in the RA Summer Exhibition.

The images are from Oli’s recent Americas series. Centered around crossroads, they were shot over the period of 12 months in multiple American cities. With a shoestring budget, minimal kit, and many days spent walking the city streets. Oli found interesting vantage points – and patiently sat in wait, surveying the changing light and waiting for inspiring subjects to appear. None of what was captured is constructed for the camera, everything was captured in the moment.

The RA Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition. It has been held without interruption since 1769 and displays works in a variety of mediums and genres from emerging and established artists – with this special 250th-anniversary edition curated by Grayson Perry.

Everything that can be seen at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. The Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture, and film.

 

Oli was awarded a winner in the hugely competitive ‘Personal Work’ category at the PDN for this series exploring people at crossroads.

Drawing inspiration from some of the pioneers for Chicago street photography; Harry Callahan and Ray Metzker, his new collection continues the long tradition of documenting people within urban environments. The series was shot over a 12 month period across multiple US cities; LA, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, New York and Atlanta.

With his shoestring budget, Oli stayed in hostels and spent his days walking the city streets with a minimal kit, to discover the subtle differences between people and places. Driven by the endless chance and a prevalent political crossroads for the American people.

We are all looking forward to the ceremony on the 25th June!

Rob Lawson was awarded a bronze medal at the One Eyeland awards for this series exploring the tiny world inside mixers.

Rob designed the series to intrigue and emphasise the craft of making a ‘proper’ cocktail. The series was also awarded a winner at the 2017 AOP awards.

Beate Sonnenberg & Guy Farrow are victorious at the 11th International Color Awards!

Beate was nominated for work in her series “CityScapes” – Beate creates mini skyscrapers using blocks and then casts projections across the set. These projections were then lit from behind to denote the passing of day with elongated and nonexistent shadow forms.

Guy’s photograph of John Cleese in deep thought, presents the audience with a serious, concerned and almost frightened figure for whom is commonly known for his humor, joy and eccentric behavior. The juxtaposition in itself is a feat on its own. It received an honorable mention. Guy’s work for Bombardier and Remington were also among those nominated.

Rob shot this series for Treasury Wine Estates by creating a French artisan aesthetic using glassware/chairs/surfaces. TWE commissioned the shoot to promote their unique acquisition of various Champagne/Red/White wine estates across various regions of France.

We are proud to announce that Guy Farrow, Beate Sonnenberg and Rob Lawson made it through to the 2017 AOP nominations.

 

Guy Farrow

1. John Cleese = ‘ Portrait’

2. Royal Ballet = ‘Advertising’

3. Bombardier = ‘Advertising’

 

Beate Sonnenberg

4. Somewhere In Between = ‘Non-Commissioned Objects Single’

5. Waterworld = ‘Non-Commissioned Objects Single’

 

Rob Lawson

6-9. Cocktails Overhead = ‘Design Series’

 

The International Colour Awards live streamed the competition winners on March 4th and we are delighted that a number of our artists picked up awards.

 

Beate Sonnenberg:

Category: Abstract

Title: Dancing Colors

Award: 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement

 

Category: Abstract

Title: Skin Lanndry

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Nigel Riches:

Category: Advertising

Title: Supermalt Carnival

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Portrait

Title: Gary Swim  

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Americana

Title: Rollerskating Hero

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Oli Kellett:

Category: Americana

Title: New York Taxis

Award: Honourable Mention

We are proud to celebrate Erik Almas & Marco Walker as WINNERS! of the PDN Personal category.

Erik Almas’s “The Crash” (Image 1) is a personal project about a break-up.   Shot in two parts: on location and the studio.

Producer: Filiz Rezvan
Stylist: Christine featherstone
Hair & Makeup: France Pierson

 

Marco walker won with his Zap/ Snap series (Images 2-7).   Drawing inspiration from the pop Art movement, with a merger of mass produced imagery to deliver new narratives.   This series formed the core of Marco’s 2nd solo exhibition held at the ICA October 2015.

Erik Almas’s ‘Wise Old Man’

Is a winner at the American Photography awards 2016

His photography will be seen in the American photography 32 book.