2015-2016 MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXPO
“A Gentle Dissolve” — Thievery Corporation
“I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.” — James Balog
We received some extraordinary photo work and the judging was extremely close on a lot of the entries. Our whole purpose through these Expos is to find exceptional material and connect with artists all over the world.
“ALAMO JOE” — JOHN BILDAHL
Photo: © John Bildahl – “Alamo Joe” | 1st Place Gold Winner
“Alamo Joe” was shot at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia 2014. Model for the shoot was Alan Weitzman. John Bildahl is a well known East Coast yachting and fashion photographer. During a ten year career in New York City and subsequently for the past twenty-five years from his studio in Annapolis Maryland, John has built a reputation for combining an artistic eye with technical and commercial strengths in a broad range of photographic environments. These include product still-life, people (been called a “sick Norman Rockwell”), events, and architectural photography for advertising and magazine illustration. He is currently relocating his fine art photo essay of a fictional western character called “Alamo Joe” to a Colorado gallery.
Benjamin Cliff — Photoshop Gold Winner
“I love music, and I love photography, and maybe a little bit of design. I’ve done a couple pieces of music artist double exposed into a landscape or cityscape.
One of my favorites is this piece of my close friend Elliot, in which I double exposed the portrait shot of him into a cityscape.” Benjamin Cliff
1st PLACE SILVER
2nd PLACE SILVER
Laura Dunfield is a Vancouver-based photographer who specializes in live-music photography. “Being a musician myself, I saw an opportunity to mesh my career and my hobby as someone who could provide a unique, informed point of view for concert photography. The photo I’ve chosen to submit is of a trumpet student at Capilano University named Trevor Whitridge.
Lorelei Rubik is a Los Angeles based photographer of live and behind the scenes music.
Overall judges comments on this photo was that it “won out” due to the perfect timing of the shot and as we all know . . . “timing is everything!”
MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXPO JUDGES
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We were quite blown away by the submissions we received in this Expo. It was early in our Cloud’s life, and we needed changing content for our Daily Changing Cover, so we went on to feature a lot of this work on it. Our viewers really LOVED these shots. We would like nothing better than to continue to follow some of these photographers – we just need more resources and believe those are coming. ZO is developing quite a community and it is really inspiring to continue to grow with those you admire.
We projected a Daily Cover Schedule for three straight years. It was a lot of work, but it kept us organized and allowed those we were forming relationships with to plan and follow us while we were following them. It created quite a nice circle.
We put a lot of the photos below into rotation around our web and many of our viewers commented that these photos made them feel like they were there. Actually, as we looked at them again, we think that is the power of these particular choices.
The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso, and the second half is about photography.
They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it,
but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out.
It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture.
– David Bailey –
We TOTALLY AGREE with David – and LOVE the new worldwide “Art Phenomenation” circling the globe!
Join all of those who are tapping into their creative selves and help it to expand!
Stay creative, keep shooting, pick up an instrument, paint, write, build a better mousetrap, do something creative! Whether you’re 2 or 122 . . . we encourage you to be who you creatively are so that Humanity will amass the energy it needs to get to the Next Level . . .