Moving Elephant by Mark is a Zurich based photographer. For him, the art of photography is synonymous with life, embodying a never-ending journey which is manifested in his creativity and artistic vision. Capturing his scenes with only naturally available light as well as directly shot monochrome, his images hold a power in their underlying preservation of photography in its most natural and raw form.
Mark’s work is comprised of two parallel lines of work. The first of these lines explores symmetry and perspective in mostly urban architecture. These works capture the beauty of the order present in oft overlooked architecture, which is then further emphasized by the monochromatism of the images, which renders all the lines of the symmetry all that much more visible. The second line in Mark’s work deals with the art of storytelling through images as it relates to the female body. In these works, Mark deftly wields extremely dramatic lights and shadows to create gorgeously emotive scenes that can easily stir up memories or connections within a viewer. Further, there is compositional overlap between these lines, both where elements of symmetry and repetition come into the figurative works, as well as where the symmetrical architecture begins to evoke figurative forms in its contours.
For this photo contest we invited you to share photos of the villages that you find the most photogenic… From the iconic small villages in Italy and Western Europe to picturesque villages in South America and Asia.
Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Dutch Classic IV ” by martinpodt
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Congratulations Runner Up “Once upon a time in Groningen – The Netherlands ” by luigitrevisi
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Congratulations Runner Up “Zaanse Schans House ” by wayneobald
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To create visual impact fill the frame with your subject, excluding most or all of the background. Get in close, you do not have to have every part of the subject or object in the image for it to be complete. For this contest any subject or object in colour or black and white is acceptable. I look forward to seeing your images.
This award will be judged by an Epson representative and the winner will be determined at their sole discretion. Any entrant with a Silver award or above will be eligible, and the winner will be chosen based on content, quality and technical ability.