Photographer of the Week Award

Photog of the Week Award

Each week I will post a newly found and admired photographer.

Oct 25 - Oct 31

Name:
Thomas Shahan

Website(s):
Thomas Shahan's PhotoStream on Flickr

Style:
Macro of Insects

My Comments:
Each image of Thomas Shahan is so unique and enthralling that I spent a great amount of time on each image.  He has a fantastic way of capturing these little creatures in the perfect light.  I couldn't remove my eyes from a thorough and in depth inspection of each insect.  Thomas Shahan's Photgraphy is absolutely desrving of the Photo-of-the-Week award.

Photos:

Thomas Shahan - Damsel Fly

Damsel Fly - Thomas Shahan (copyright reserved)

 

 

Thomas Shahan (Copyright Reserved)

Striped Horse Fly -Thomas Shahan (Copyright Reserved)

 

Female Jumping Spider - Thomas Shahan (Copyright Reserved)

Female Jumping Spider - Thomas Shahan (Copyright Reserved)

 

Sept 9 - Sept 15

Name:
Chris Frazier Smith

Website(s):
http://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/base_1024.html

Style:
Various

My Comments:
The first time I saw a photo from this Islington, North London Native I was immediately moved.  The photo entitled Charlotte Gray(below) is gorgeous and an award winner.  Chris has won so many awards that I think even he has stopped counting.

Photos:
Chris Frazier Smith - Charlotte Gray Photo
Copyright Chris Frazier Smith- All rights reserved.

Chris Frazier Smith - Girl Dancing on Stage Photo
Copyright Chris Frazier Smith- All rights reserved.

Chris Frazier Smith - Lemon Water
Copyright Chris Frazier Smith- All rights reserved.

June 24 - June 30

Name:
Willie Holdman

Website(s):
www.willieholdman.com

Style:
Nature, Outdoors, Scenic, Landscape

My Comments:
Willie Holdman is a genius. He is a local to Utah and I have had the opportunity to meet him a few times. I have a great respect for Willie as a photographer and as person. He is always willing to spend time answering questions or telling stories about each picture. Most of Willie's pictures are the result of arduos hikes in mild weather, severe hot or extreme cold. Willie is willing to snowshoe through miles of snow, go on week long treks alone, or climb down treachorous cliffs just to frame the perfect moment in his lens. I love Willies work and hope to own a few pieces some day. Willie just came out with a book that looks fantastic.

Photos:
SunFlower photo against a beautiful sky.
Copyright Willie Holdman- All rights reserved.

Willie Holdman - Timpanogos Mountains Series
Photograph of Maple Leaves of various seasons
Copyright Willie Holdman
- All rights reserved.

Willie Holdman - Backlit Tree Photo
Copyright Willie Holdman- All rights reserved.

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June 17 - June 23

Name:
Bruce Ely

Website(s):
SportsShooter
Oregon Live

Style:
Sports

My Comments:
Bruce captures the moments of greatness and tragedy that only happen in sports. The images pull you into the conflict and victory of overcoming that is at the heart of athletic competition. I love the emotion I find in each of Bruce's photos.
Photos:

Bruce Ely Photogprahy - Synchronized swimming photograph
Copyright Bruce Ely - All rights reserved.

Bruce Ely Photogprahy - Cross country runner falling into the mud
Copyright Bruce Ely - All rights reserved.

Bruce Ely Photogprahy - Excellent Football Photo
Copyright Bruce Ely - All rights reserved.

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June 10 - June 16

Name:
Chris L. Jones

Website:
http://www.chrisljones.com.au

Style:
Food, Hotel & Resorts, Life Style, People, Travel, Scenic, Skylines, Landscape, Stock

My Comments:
Chris is a photographer with many talents and abilities, black&white, people, lifestyle etc... The style I chose Chris for Photog-o-Week is his Food photography. He has a wonderful way of making food look as good as it tastes. You should check out Chris' other work as well because he really is a wonderfully varied photographer. His food shots are succulent. I love the deep rich colors in the peaches and the caramel filling that is oozing out of the sides of the pastry. Chris has mouth watering photography.
Photos:

Fresh Cut Peaches
Chris L. Jones - All rights reserved.

Divine Pastry Photo
Chris L. Jones - All rights reserved.
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Apr 22 - Apr 28

Name:
Mark Raymond MasonWebsite:
www.MarkRaymondMason.com Style:
Abstract photography.

My Comments:
Mark is a photography purist. He is an island in a digital world. With film, chrome slides and a scanner Mark creates unaltered breathtaking abstracts. His skills are in the camera and staying true to photography in it's purest form. He takes pictures that don't immediately focus your attention, yet you are somehow drawn to the mystery held within each picture and must explore it. Each photograph is a journey.

Photos:

Mark Raymond Mason

Copyright Mark Raymond Mason - All rights reserved.

Mark Raymond Mason Photograph

Copyright Mark Raymond Mason - All rights reserved.

Mark Raymond Mason Photo

Copyright Mark Raymond Mason - All rights reserved.

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Apr 15 - Apr 21

Name:
Lonna Tucker
Website:
www.lonnatucker.comStyle:
Landscape, GolfScape, Cars

My Comments:
The cropping and colors that she finds bring her photos from the page/screen directly into the brain. The saturation is deep but it works. She has won many awards and been featured in many magazines. Plus she has a pretty nice website.

Photos:

Lonna Tucker Photography - Autumn Road
Copyright Lonna Tucker - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.

Lonna Tucker Photography - GolfScape
Copyright Lonna Tucker - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.


aaMar 25 - Mar 31

Name:
Tim Griffith

Website:
http://www.timgriffith.com

Style:
Architectural photography.

My Comments:
Tim has won many awards for many years. Including the International Photography Awards, European Architectural Photography Prize and others. He has a way of making wood, metal, plastic, brick and Asphalt come to life.

Photos:
Blue Armor Architechture Photo
Copyright Tim Griffith - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.
Amazing Bridge Shot
Copyright Tim Griffith - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.
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Mar 18 - Mar 24

Name:
Ian WaldieWebsite:
Would love to knowStyle:
Photojournalism, Sports, Color, etc...

My Comments:
I love Ian's use of color. He has some amazing photos with subject matter ranging from fun to poignant. I really love his use of color the most. He is a Getty photographer and will often be found in Rueters and many other news print. He has won awards in most categories of photography. I love his work that gave him 2nd place in the International Color Awards.

Photos:
Ian Waldie
Copyright Ian Waldie - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.
Umbrella in Blizzard
Copyright Ian Waldie - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.


aaMar 11 - Mar 17

Name:
Michael Levin

Website:
http://www.michaellevin.ca/

Style:
Black and White Landscape Photography.

My Comments:
Michael has a mystifying way of turning water, oceans, and fog into dreamscapes that seem to take a solid form. The use of lines, form, composition and shadows and turn his reality into a haunting and mysterious beauty that entrances you and won't let you go. The dock below is one to have in the gallery. This Canadian photographer has many awards under his belt; The Spider Awards, B&W Annual Magazine- Merit Award, Multiple IPA Awards
Photos:

Haunting Dock
Copyright Michael Levin - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.
Too perfect Lines
Copyright Michael Levin - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.


aaMar 4 - Mar 10

Name:
Bryan Niven

Website:
http://bryanniven.com/

Style:
Corporate and concept photography. One of my favorite photographers of all time.

My Comments:
Bryan is one of my favorites photographers of all time. He has an amazing surreal style. He also has a very cool website.

Photos:

Kid in a Candy Store Photo
Copyright Bryan Niven - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.
One smokin Hot Xylphone player
Copyright Bryan Niven - All rights reserved. All use strictly prohibited.


aaFeb 25-Mar 3

Name:
Michael Hall

Website:
http://michaelhall.net

Style:
Lifestyle Photog specializing in Advertising and Branding based in Sydney Australian.

My Comments:
Michael has a keen eye for combining "real" with beautiful. I really enjoy his human touch. He also has a great Flash based site to display his photos.

Photos:

Copyright Michael Hall Downloading Disallowed
Copyright Michael Hall - All use strictly prohibited.

Copyright Michael Hall - Downloading Disallowed
Copyright Michael Hall - All use strictly prohibited.