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MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NORI INOGUCHI BY ANASTASIA TSYPKINA

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OASIS | MEDITATIONS BY ALICE

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MOON BY TOMOHIDE IKEYA

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WATER AS AN ARTISTIC SOURCE

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THE MOVEMENT PROTEST IN MOTION BY OMRI SHOMER

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INTO THE SLOW MOTION BY ALLAN KLIGER

A DEPICTION OF REALITY BY CARMINE

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WATER BY ERIC

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON 196 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS REVEAL

STUNNING SHORTLIST FOR 2019 OPEN AND YOUTH COMPETITIONS

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Meet The CONTRIBUTORS ALLAN KLIGER "I explore, wander - that’s part of the adventure. Looking for the light, for something elusive, something perhaps around the corner, an open doorway, and some motion that catches my eye, beauty, frailty, something real. A moment, something that makes me want to make time stop.

Perhaps it’s something I can identify with, even if I don’t know it. A feeling." "I shoot the same. I look for the people, the places, the edges, the light that makes the story something more, something to remember, to go back to time and time again."

ANNE PINTO RODRIGUES Anne is a writer and a storyteller, with a keen interest in nature photography and fine arts. Having lived in 5 cities, in 4 countries, across 3 continents, and having travelled long-term to several more places, she identifies as a global citizen. When she is not out exploring, she can be found crafting

articles for magazines or blogging about her travel experiences on her blog 'No Roads Barred' . Anne has contributed to inflight magazines like Holland Herald (KLM), Silkwinds (Silk Air), SilverKris (Singapore Airlines) as well as cross-cultural publications like Passage and ScandAsia.

CATALIN CROITORU " In 2005 I decided to leave everything behind and to move to Canada. That was an ABSOLUTE ZERO for me: new people, no friends or relatives, two new (or almost new...) languages, different habits. Because of the languages barriers I felt myself restrained and unable to communicate properly my thoughts with the others.

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That was the moment when I decided to express myself through the images I was taking. They used to say that a photo is "worth a thousand words"; but I really think it is a language as well. When you feel crippled and the words limit you, just grab a camera: it will open for you a new horizon and a new life!"

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Meet The CONTRIBUTORS GUY GEVA I have been practicing art under the instruction of the artist Shimon Avni. I studied the Theory of Art at the Open University of Israel, and have a B.Sc. in Physics from Tel-Aviv University. I am the ambassador of the importer of Ferrino in Israel and one of the gallery artists of Efrat Gallery. I have been taking part in single and

group exhibitions since the age of 17 and have presented several single exhibitions since then. I do studio and landscape photography. They may seem like two different areas, but they are not. Both in the studio and in nature, I deal with the same subject: weaknesses and the end of existence.

ANASTASIA TSYPKINA Anastasia - half jewish and half russian started with the studies of linguistics and literature in Russia and after graduation in 2016 decided to get master`s degree on faculty of arts in Brno, Czech republic. Her main fields of interests and hobbies are not limited only by the world of literature, actually she wants to know everything about everything. Art,

architecture, travelling and meeting creative people – That's what she considers as the main sense and purpose of life. What makes her especially happy? - To share what she sees, hears and experiences with readers, with someone who wants to go ahead of routine and be involved in LIFE FROM ALL ITS SIDES AND VIEWS.

OMRI SHOMER Omri Graduated from Camera Obscura School of Art, Galitz Photography school and Sapir college where he studied and completed an academic degree in journalism. He also attended a workshop of David Alan harvey in London. In addition, he is a finalist of the London Photo Festival – Street Photography Category (2017).

Omri worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies for 7 years. At one point, he began feeling as if something was missing. Through his work with his art director, he had more and more contact with visual concepts, and this, in turn, stimulated him to photograph in a more conscious fashion.

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Exclusive Interview With

NORI Inoguchi By Anastasia Tsypkina

NORI's images of inanimate objects have an unmistakable life-force. His clean, modern lighting and confident execution of imaginative concepts transforms even the most mundane items into art forms. Nothing is still in his work. Everything moves, jumps, flies, like in a memorable oneframe movie. After studying in NY, He started shooting for clients as diverse as Nikon, Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal, Galaxy, Lancóme, Pierre Cardin. NORI, The extraordinary photographer who started his career in 2009, divides his time between New York, Paris, London and even Japan, his native home, also make time to shoot many personal projects and editorials for International Magazines. His imagery is the outcome of his interest in the unpredictability and surprise of the ingredients he chooses to work with, but through meticulously controlling the studio environment, he finds ways to give life to otherwise inanimate objects, immortalizing a singular moment in time.

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NORI Inoguchi By Anastasia Tsypkina

Anastasia Tsypkina: Thank you NORI, We are very honored to feature an interview with you and to exhibit your work to our readers. Your projects are most fascinating and I assume most of our readers already got familiar with your work and the big companies you were shooting for, but now we would like them to discover the person behind this unique, and powerfully dynamic quality work! This month's issue Focusing in MOTION, and your work is most impressive in that field. I would like to start from the beginning, tell us about what lead you to the photography field, and to move from clean and clear, sharp style shooting to experiment with Powder bombs, liquid, movement in still life photography and extreme high speed motion? NORI Inoguchi: From an early age, I was always interested in photography. I used to like to experiment with taking pictures in different ways. I grew up with a very typical Japanese family till I was 18. And then I moved to NY and studied Fine arts and photography. I was also into graphic design and worked as a graphic designer for a few years after graduation. This combination of my educational and Japanese backgrounds led to my minimalist approach in high speed. My subjects are "unexpected." You can't take the same moment ever again in any way. That encouraged me to experiment with my subjects on set all day.

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A.T: How did you get your first big commercial campaign project? N.I: When I started assisting a still life photographer in NY, I was lucky enough to use his professional equipment and shoot for my portfolio after work and on weekends. I spent extra time in his studio, at night and over almost every weekend for a year. Within a year, I completed my first portfolio book and found my first agent in NY. After a few months, I got a big world wide campaign for Samsung with Digitas.

inspired by the Indian holy powder festival. She is a very passionate woman from Brazil. My responsibility was making the products look beautiful in exploded powder. I had a little experience with powder, but not a lot. I spent days and nights with powder before the shoot and now subsequently became a powder explosion expert. My studio was covered in powder all over after the project and the studio looked far from sophisticated, but I was really satisfied how the images came out. I was so excited when I saw the "unexpected" moment. No special technique for my photography; just spend time with the subject and have fun with them is the most important thing.

A.T: Which campaign you liked the most? Please describe the sophisticated aspects behind the project, The Idea behind the shooting and the special technique. A.T: You were born in Japan, and was educated in NY, How were those days of studying and N.I: I love all my work, but the Pierre Cardin what was your point of view on the photography Powder project is definitely one of my most field before the start of your success in 2009? favorite campaigns. The creative director was 22

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N.I: I am proud to be Japanese. The culture is very minimal and sophisticated. It's totally different from Western culture. I was lucky enough to come to NY at age 18 and learned "New York culture." Everything I saw and experienced in NY was so "fresh" for me. NY turned a little nerdy camera kid into a professional photographer. Coming to NY was my life changing moment. If I wasn't brave enough to leave Japan at that time, I would not be standing here now. Coming from Japan, a culture that reveres and promotes the art of photography, it was easy to indulge in my passion. But, NYC, arguably the center of the photography world, was where I honed my love. I've actually spent more time in NYC than Japan. A.T: How would you describe the way of your development during the past 10 years? Would you call it easy and natural or with hard work and calculated? N.I: After my first big jobs, I thought it would be easy and natural, but it hasn't been. It is work! I work every day and have to always experiment with new things. I see what competitors are doing. I look at trends. I have to stay fresh, otherwise my work would not be attractive to audiences. Therefore, it's definitely hard work. You have to have eyes that tell you what is beautiful and what is not.

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A.T: What advice can you give the emerging starting photographers in this commercial field? N.I: Never stop what you are doing, what you are passionate about. It's important to have your own style, but as a commercial still life photographer unlike fashion or beauty photographers, you have to keep creating something new. In a way, it's a very "nerdy" job, because you have to spend time with one subject for days to create something no one else can create. Keep your eyes on trends. What's on the market and how companies want to advertise their products. It's totally different from 10 years ago and it will be totally different in the next 10 years. Spend time with your subjects without looking through the camera. Look at your subject and talk to them. You will see the best way to show them on camera. 27


A.T: Let's discuss your special technique for catching the singular moment in time. You find the way to give life to inanimate objects, Tell us about those techniques and what lead you in the search for them? N.I: Using the right equipment and a minimal knowledge about lighting and post production are required, but I don't think I have any special technique that no one else has, but I think I have natural eyes that bring inanimate objects to life. That is my passion and I don't know how I developed that talent. I just trust myself and be confident about how I am shooting.

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A.T: I personally admire the sense of life and energy in your work, we can see that also with the "the High Speed Motion". What would you choose as the most difficult to shoot? N.I: I never thought it's most difficult to shoot, but perhaps the most fun to shoot. Technology is phenomenal in this age. I am glad that I was born in this era. For instance, there is a motion camera that can capture movement that your eyes cannot catch and that didn't even exist 15 years ago! You can shoot with the camera now in a normal studio and with minimal equipment. Isn't that just great? Why don't we take advantage of that? Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see the moment I couldn't see with my own eyes.

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A.T: From your website, I found out that the field of your work is greatly abroad. What direction you would like to try yet? Can we wait for more, new, experiments with dynamic color? N.I: Yes, I just keep trying until I find something I've never seen before.

seen. Sometimes just a landscape in a country that I have never been before, a beautiful flower I have never seen before or an art piece from a small gallery in NYC.

A.T: Thank you for the time you could find for me and let's wish our favorite A.T: Would you tell us what things Lens Magazine, its team and readers inspire NORI? more and more colors that shine from N.I: To look at something I have never the Lens Magazine's pages. http://lensmagazine.net

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"The most important aspect of my work is to match the right spot at the right time. Light and weather are the main actors in my sceneries" - Jakob Wagner

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JAKOB WAGNER URBAN ZOOM

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akob Wagner was born 1985 in Herdecke, Germany. In summer 2008, he successfully completed his threeyear apprenticeship as a photographer. After five more years as a photo assistant for a few renowned photographers he started his own business in DĂźsseldorf specializing in landscape, aerial, cityscape, industrial and fine art photography. When Jakob Wagner is not at work on commissioned assignments, he devotes much of his time and passion to his personal photography projects, which have been featured already in many art magazines, books, blogs and

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exhibitions worldwide. His photographs are available in signed limited editions. During the past years, You can find important clients including: Emirates, Adobe, Audi, Siemens, Telekom, Lufthansa, Clariant, Time Magazine, Stern, Gerolsteiner, Victorinox, Jung von Matt, Scholz & Friends, Mutabor Design, Loved, Jim Beam, Occhio, The Royal Opera House, Wired magazine, Jetgala, Audi Magazin, Open Skies, Aether Apparel and many more.

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The "Urban Zoom #1" photograph which is displayed here I took in January 2012 in New York with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM while using a tripod and cable release. I set the camera exposure to 30 seconds and f/5,0 with 100 ISO, the first 20 seconds the focal length are fixed on 24mm and then I start zooming in very slowly (right up to 105mm) for the last 10 seconds. During the postprocess I just optimize the contrast and colors with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. 46

LOCATION : USA, New York, Brooklyn, 01.01.2012, 01:33 "Manhattan Bridge" from the "Brooklyn Bridge Park".

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JAKOB WAGNER My photograph "Urban Zoom #1" is part of a personal long time photography project, which I worked on since 2005 till now. In the first photo of my „Urban Zoom" series I've shot in London 2005, I tried by long exposure times, camera movement and zooming while exposure, to capture the slow-flowing and constant change of the city, in an abstract way.

SHOT DETAILS: Camera/Lens/etc: Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM / tripod / cable release Exposure: 30 Sek / f 5,0 / ISO 100

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The result pleased me so much that I decided to create a series of abstract images with as many abstract photographs from big cities around the world as possible. Meanwhile, I have captured more than 20 "Urban Zoom" photographs. Through my work as a photo assistant, I had the fortune to visit all these thrilling places like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Manila, Quito, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many more. When I started my Urban Zoom series, I still worked on film, so I could see the result just some days later. So the change to a digital camera system (2008), simplified the workflow on this series immensely, because I got the full control to the result through the quick check of the photo on my camera display. 47


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About the challenges associated with aerial-landscape photography The most of my aerial photographs are taken from normal passenger planes, because had the fortune to work as a photo assistant for a few renowned photographers while they were working all around the globe. This job included a lot of time in airplanes. A very few are taken from a helicopter which is unfortunately very expensive. The best way to take aerial photographs under perfect requirements is a gas balloon flight. From a gas-balloon you are able to shoot in all cardinal directions and you fly very slowly, which gives me the opportunity to select my subjects deliberately, furthermore you have the possibility to fly several days at a http://lensmagazine.net

stretch. They could fly higher (up to 9.000 meters) and further than hot-air balloons, but were more dangerous as they were usually filled with hydrogen gas. To fly with a gas-balloon is always a challenge, because only the weather and the wind decide when and where to the journey goes, additionally gas-balloons need a hydrogen pipeline to start, so there are just a few spots around the world, where you can start your trip and you will never know where exactly it ends. So every gas-balloon flight is a real adventure and challenge for me. 49


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FAVOURITE LOCATION

What has been your favourite place/subject to photograph? One of my favorite places is Cape Town in South Africa, because of his many various landscapes in the same area. There are wild cliff coasts, beautiful beaches, high mountains, green shadowy woods, dry steppe and white and yellow sand deserts. Everything lies in the same area, within a seven-hour drive. These landscape diversity is unique in the world and fascinates me always again. No other place impressed me that sustainable.

Through my work as a photo assistant, sometimes I got the chance to visit places that refuse outsiders. In May 2010 I had the fortune to see one of the ocean giants up close. We traveled from Rotterdam to Felixstowe as guests of one of the biggest container ships in the world, the Emma Mearsk. Also really impressive journey!

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"The most important aspect of my work is to match the spot at the right time. Light and weather are the main actors in my sceneries. Sometimes I return many times to one spot, to get the shot with the right balance between weather and light."

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JAKOB WAGNER

NIGHTSCAPES

My interest in creative expression started early. At 12 I started to draw and two years later I discovered graffiti, I started with nightly (illegal) lettering in public urban areas and improved my graffiti skills right up to large scale commissions. I borrowed a camera, to take photos of the art works of my friends and mine, to be documented as a graffiti artist. I quickly realized what great potential the photography had and I started to use it as a new artistic form of expression. After some years of experimenting with analog photography technics and video art, I was then beginning (at the age of 17) to http://lensmagazine.net

realize that I wanted to be a photographer. During experiments I found that with long exposure at night, things you cannot see with the naked eye, could be visualized. That fascinated me and I started my "Nightscapes" series. Through my work as a photo assistant, I had the fortune to visit all these thrilling places like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Manila, Quito, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many more. I used every minute of my rare free time to take photographs for my personal projects like the "Nightscapes" series. 55


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THE PROCESS

Tell us about the process of taking these photos? Does weather play a part in your photography? If so, how? For example, when I plan to travel to a city I have never been before, then I prepare myself with an extensive web research about the place, weather conditions, possible shooting locations, position of the sun, local tips and everything what could be important. Weather Apps, rain radar, Google and Street View are a really big help for me by researching in advance. Furthermore, I have to decide in advance of every photographic project individually, which

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If I plan to do the aerial photo shooting I try to do it on the first clear day after some bad weather days with hailstorms and/or thunderstorms, because this day have the most clear atmosphere with an extremely wide and clear view. For Architecture and Cityscapes I preferably photograph at the end of the dusk, or at the beginning of the dawn. During this time of the day the combination of the existing, natural light and the artificial illumination works best for me. Furthermore, at this time you are able to use long exposure times between 2 and 30 seconds, which creates stunning flow motions of water surfaces, clouds or traffic light streams. For Landscape or Cityscape motifs it can also be very interesting to photograph during the darkness of night. The trick is, you have to over-expose the shot with exposure times between 30 seconds and 15 minutes, depending on the available light from the city itself or the moon. Unfortunately the contrast range of the most cameras is usually too small to be able to manage extreme lighting situations like this in one shot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to do this kind of motifs with a minimum of three different exposed shots to compose the final image with all the highlight and shadow details afterwards with the digital post processing. There are a lot of so-called HDR programs on the market, which will help you to fit into each other the exposure latitude to one image with a higher contrast range. I don't use this kind of programs because the most of them create a final image which is too artificial and unrealistic for my taste. I do the stitching with a lot of layers and a rubber tool by hand in Adobe Photoshop, to keep the full control about the feel of the final image. I was fascinated by the weather ever since I can remember, especially by thunderstorms and lightning. So it is obvious why I decide to focus, among other things, on weather.

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JONATHAN KNOWLES Jonathan Knowles is one of the leading photographers of his generation. Specialising in drinks, liquids and still life, Jonathan’s unique photographic style has earned him award-winning advertising commissions worldwide. In the past fourteen years, Jonathan has consistently featured in the ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers in the World’ books. He is one of the top 10 all time award winners in the Graphis Annuals. Notable commissions include campaigns for many globally recognised brands, such as Coca-Cola, Guinness, and Smirnoff. He is also the creator of the famous O2 bubbles. He shot the Black Sabbath 13 Album cover, as well as directing and filming the footage that is currently played on stage during performances. Black Sabbath loved the imagery and invited Jonathan to the album launch in New York, where he received a friendly strangle of gratitude from Ozzy.

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Special Interview with

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Hello Jonathan! Thank you for agreeing to this interview with Lens Magazine. It’s our absolute pleasure to talk with you! We look forward to getting to know the person behind the iconic O2 bubbles image, and sharing your stunning portfolio of work with our readers. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Yorkshire, and then moved to Windsor, aged five. At age 16, I bought a camera and became obsessed with photography. I was fortunate that my school had a good darkroom so learned to process and print. Later, I assisted a photographer for a total of three months…one month when I was 17 and two months when I was 18. The rest I taught myself. Aside from that, I have a great family, love film and opera, and relaxing holidays! How and when did this fascination with photographing liquids come about? As a young lad of eight, I saw the iconic Harold Edgerton image of the milk splash in a science laboratory in school. When I got my first camera, two of the frames on my first film of 20 exposures were of milk splashes – I dropped a stone into a glass of milk in the garden, in bright sunshine. I thought 1/1000th of a second should do it! Since then, I have always loved and wanted to investigate these ‘unseen moments of nature’, and capturing them in the best and most interesting way has been the challenge.

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Which was first commercial campaign you worked on? My first professional photographic assignment was photographing a party for Tatler the week I left school, aged 17. I worked on a lot of other things after that, but my first big advertising commission was for Interflora. I had shot a lot of personal images of close-ups of flowers with brightly coloured backgrounds, and that technique answered exactly a brief that the agency had. The first ad promoted a service saying that if you ordered


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on 5x4 or 10x8 film. For lighting, most of the time I use normal studio flash, though I do have some slightly unusual lights that give a flash duration of 1/111000th of a second. That helps a lot in certain very fast situations! Can you tell us about the editing that goes into these stunning liquids images? In the modern era, we do obviously use Photoshop quite a lot, but I do try to keep the look of the liquids as close to what was caught in camera as possible. It is all the subtleties in a real capture that bring the ‘magic’, and I don’t like to retouch those out. your flowers before midday they would be delivered by sunset. We shot an orange flower half cropped out of the bottom of the frame against a graduated orange background, demonstrating the flower and the sunset. All shot on 10x8 film, and no retouching! Several others in the series followed.

In the past, we had to photograph it all in camera. For example, on the O2 images, all we did was take out some of the microscopic bubbles that had developed in the tank. All the backgrounds had to be lit in with exactly the same rate of graduation, whatever the scale of the bubbles (large or macro). We got though a lot of Polaroid!

From the wide range of campaigns you’ve photographed over the years, Please enlighten us about your any interesting memories you’d like to technique of capturing ‘liquid in motion’. share with our readers? How did you perfect this technique? Liquids, paints and exploding objects get Practice and understanding! The main issue everywhere. We are still finding bits of with liquid photography is knowing how pineapple from a shoot when we exploded the liquid will move and twist and turn. We a lot of them last December! A couple of have developed a lot of ways of controlling years ago when we refurbished the studio, the liquid flows and shapes to achieve the we found coffee beans stuck behind some result we need so that we can position cable tracking that must have been there the lights correctly to give highlights and for five years. However much you think you shadows where they are wanted. It can be are protecting the studio and the set, it will tricky - there is nothing to look at because never be enough. the liquid is not yet there. What special equipment are you using to capture these ‘liquid in motion’ images?

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There are certain projects that arrive as a brief that I immediately know will be iconic, and this was one of them. To shoot the last album sleeve for Black Sabbath was, by definition, a chance that would never come again. I had worked with the design company, Zip Design, before, and they came to me because they knew I would be able to capture fire. They wanted to do the whole shoot ‘for real’ without any CGI. We had the wicker sculptures built, and burnt them at sunset in the Buckinghamshire countryside. The final image has obviously had a few tweaks, but it is pretty much as captured in camera. The record company kindly asked me to attend the album launch in New York where I 72

met Ozzy, Sharon and Geezer. They were all very open and friendly and as part of this, Ozzy decided to give me a strangle of affection in lieu of a handshake. What are the challenges you have deal with on your campaigns? Every campaign has its own intrigues. Most of the issues these days tend to be non-photographic; most importantly in managing client expectations where the brief is not as clear as it might be, or when the brief changes as the shoot (or more often postproduction process) goes on, or perhaps the budget is not sufficient to achieve what is being asked.

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Can you tell us a little bit about what you are working on presently? We are currently in post-production for two posters and two moving image pieces for a well-known coffee company. We are also shooting a worldwide campaign for an Irish whiskey company where we have literally taken a whiskey cask apart and suspended all the staves to surround a bottle. In another execution, we took a glass slice out of a bottle. CGI was discussed for these, but it was decided that to shoot them would be better, quicker and more realistic. What is next for you? What direction would you like your photography to take in the future? It’s hard to say. Things often take unexpected turns. I still love the liquids, drinks and luxury goods, and I like to think that I learn new things on each and every shoot, so that is a definite continuous path. I definitely see a rise in moving image commissions heading my way. I’ve recently wrapped on a shoot where I was purely shooting moving content; http://lensmagazine.net

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not a still image in sight. That is really a big change – I never set out to be a movie director, but that is where I am at these days. On moving image shoots, the team inevitably gets bigger, and I have to learn to sit in my director’s chair without interfering with everybody else’s job too much. That is a big change. Most photographers have OCD and I am no exception. I have to learn to let that go!

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What advice do you have for aspiring photographers or those starting out in the field of commercial photography? Be tenacious, but always polite. Work hard, and remember to shoot what you love. When editing your portfolio, make sure you only have in it the kind of work for which you’d like to be commissioned. 77


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Is there anything else that you would like to share with Lens? Looking through a camera yourself, shooting, seeing what happens and assessing the result is the most valuable training in photography. Watching others and looking at their work is helpful, guiding and inspiring, but no substitute for doing it yourself. Get out there and shoot!

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Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

Anne is a writer and a storyteller, with a keen interest in nature photography and fine arts. Having lived in 5 cities, in 4 countries, across 3 continents, and having travelled long-term to several more places, she identifies as a global citizen. When she is not out exploring, she can be found crafting articles for magazines or blogging about her travel experiences on her blog 'No Roads Barred' . Anne has contributed to inflight magazines like Holland Herald (KLM), Silkwinds (Silk Air), SilverKris (Singapore Airlines) as well as cross-cultural publications like Passage and ScandAsia. She writes about a variety of topics, from nature and indigenous art to history and culture.

Anne lived in Singapore for nearly six years, and in 2015, researched and authored a 200-page coffee table book on the decorative tiles seen in the heritage precincts of the city. This book briefly traces the history of tiles from nearly 6,000 years ago to modern day Singapore, and was well received, both by the general public and the media. During her time venturing through the rainforests of Asia, Anne dabbled in nature photography, an interest she hopes to continue pursuing as soon as she is settled in her new home city of Amsterdam.

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hristy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects naturally in-camera using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition. Rogers’ works have been exhibited internationally from Paris, London, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea and others. Rogers’ “Reckless Unbound” is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s “Rest on the Flight into Egypt.” Rogers’ art has been featured on several album covers, and in 2013, her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. Although she mainly still shoots in Hawaii, Rogers currently lives in Nashville, TN, where she also spends her time as a mother, a filmmaker and a musician.

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y purpose behind the work is to question and find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty and power of mankind.” “What I find fascinating about water is that it presents a dichotomy of opposites, which is so similar to humanity. It can be peaceful, purifying and nurturing but it can also be devouring, powerful and lethal. The ocean in Hawaii is so rough that people get terribly hurt with crashing waves and persistent currents. The body can’t exist underwater but yet the body requires water to survive. It is what life is made up of. It nurtures and it destroys. We all have good and bad in us, the ability to create and destroy. I want to look into that area of the human condition and explore. Water is really the best place to do this.” “Water has always been a refuge for me. I have this crazy profound love for it. When I was young most of my free time was spent in the ocean, pools, waterfalls, in the canal next to my house or in the rain. Water was always a peaceful place to go that would purify me physically, mentally 89


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and spiritually. It’s the reason I thought to use it as an artistic source for my first experimentations, and then I fell in love with the results, which seemed like magic. It’s a lot of fun to be able to create magic. And it was the missing element in my vision as an artist, because now I could create things that were not completely what the naked eye would see. This was a bigger challenge, and the water proved to be simultaneously very destructive and powerful, which I was fascinated with.”

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“As an artist sometimes you tend to lock yourself away in your art and not look too much at the work of other artists. In my first series I specifically made it a point to not use too many visuals as inspiration because I didn’t want to unconsciously copy, but rather to let the work come freely from me. I couldn’t live without music and poetry and so these naturally became my inspiration, setting the atmosphere for my work. During Odyssey I was reading Michelangelo’s poetry. Such beautiful, powerful and compassionate expressions that came from a man that truly understood the depths of mankind, and was reaching for something greater than this world and life itself!” http://lensmagazine.net


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BEAUTY IS WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE

CHRISTY LEE ROGERS “The story of the sirens is so beautiful. Some people think that the myth is too dark, because lured by the beautiful voices of the sirens, men would throw themselves overboard from their ships to their death. But I see a beauty so great that this would be the only way to express this majestic love-- that men would be willing to die for it. How incredible.” “Beauty is what keeps us alive. It’s that aesthetic quality that takes your breath away, lifts your spirit, and inspires. Without beauty I dare to say that mankind would be in a very bad state, although that’s really an impossible state because someone would make it. That’s how important beauty is and how native it is to us.”

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Motion. Is it the actual motion, the blur or the energy of something in flight that stops us or is it the absence of motion, the arrest of flight, the pause, the moment in between that captures our attention? Seems to me it’s both for both make us stop, make us look, see, and imagine, don’t you think? If you’re a Sports Photographer then your shots might be of athletes of fame, of notoriety, perhaps those gracing the pages of a tabloid, magazine or newspaper. But I’m not a sports photographer. I guess you could say I’m more a photographer of humanity, of people just going about their daily life. Dancing in the streets, Country Rodeos, hands reaching down to touch the sacred threshold of a Sikh Temple, the wave of a Romanian gypsy farmer in Romania or the whirlwind that is a young girl as she’s late for a wedding in Mauritius off the coast of Africa. And often, and perhaps closest to home, as perhaps each one of us does, are the action shots of our kids, moments of their lives as they’re growing, stretching, moments of their lives lost in the exhilaration, the timelessness and joy of simply feeling alive.

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very time I press the shutter, every time I freeze a moment of someone’s life, I freeze not just that moment, but the continuum of every moment in their life that preceded it, every moment that lead up to this one. It’s as if time itself is in motion and I’m simply slowing it down for a hundredth of a second, a thousandth of a second, just long enough to capture a single frame of that person’s life, a single moment that allows us to imagine all the moments that preceded it that make up the film reel of someone’s life from start to finish. And so for this story, it’s the Motion – the motion of a life, of a fisherman’s life – to be specific, an Octopus fisherman off the island of Kos, Greece, part of the Dodecanese Islands - the motion – and stop motion – of his surroundings and the years and minutes that led up to this exact moment, that symbolizes motion to me. Copyrights to Allan Kliger © All rights reserved

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The feeling of endless time, of time since the beginning of time, of the sea and the wind and the waves and the energy and the motion of all that is wild, and the stopping of time, the slowing down of time for just a few minutes to capture the delicate and precarious balance that is one mans life, this Octopus fisherman, as the seas churn around him, the sea birds fly overhead eager for some chum thrown into the waves, of his trusted old boat, oiled and polished and painted a hundred, perhaps a thousand times over, heaving this way and that, pulled by the current and propelled forward by the cantankerous clank of an old engine coaxed and persuaded one more time to provide for his family and bring him home safely.

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ne can imagine all that has gone into carving out the lines on his face, the energy, the motion, of this man’s life, the hardship, the struggles and toil. And one can imagine the tentacles of the freshly snared octopus, alive and wrapping themselves around his seasoned thick fingers as he displays his catch for my camera, for you. So what is motion? For me, each picture I take, every time I freeze a moment of time every time I stop motion - I don’t think I really stop it. For me, I think I simply slow it down long enough so that the motion itself becomes imperceptible, so that the moment captured itself is alive with the motion we each bring to bear with our imagination. Hope you enjoy the images. More to come…

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THE MOVEMENT BY OMRI SHOMER This isn’t the first time that Israel’s Ethiopian community is protesting against police policies. This time it has ended relatively quietly, in contrast with past demonstrations. In 2015 this volcano had its first violent eruption when a video was posted online of a young Ethiopian who was being subdued and brutally beaten by two police officers. That, together with other controversies from the past against the Ethiopian community, like the time when blood donations that had been made by the community were thrown away, led to demonstrations and violent altercations between the police and members of the community. In 2019 it happened again. Yehuda Biadga, a young Ethiopian soldier, was shot by a police officer when he was walking around with a knife on the street. The response came very swiftly, with members of the Ethiopian community flooding the streets of Tel Aviv once again in protest.

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This time the police were extra cautious not to respond with excessive force and to allow the demonstration to take place. Both the young and the old called upon Israel’s minister of interior security Gil’ad Arden to give answers, harshly criticizing him and also venting their anger towards Israeli law enforcement and Israel’s legal system altogether. They cried out with tears in their eyes as they demanded equality, asking for an end to the racism and aggression against them. This demonstration ended up being relatively quiet, aside from a few isolated violent incidents by some of the protestors at the end of the demonstration, which included stones being thrown and destruction of property. For the time being, there’s no telling what will come of this volatile situation.

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ALICE ZILBERBERG OASIS This project emerged from the realities of struggling with an end of a passionate yet short-lived relationship. After an emotional breakup, I found myself traveling in the desert with a long-term couple. Out of their presence, the arid desert, and my allaying reflection, I found inspiration to create “Oasis”, a body of work that speaks about love and romanticism. The contrast between the way love stories are portrayed in western culture, and the realities of the mundaneness of real-life relationships, is one of the themes in the work. The images in Oasis present the subtle truths behind the idea of finding “the one” and living “happily ever after”. The dichotomy of light and dark images included in the series represent the good and the flawed qualities that inevitably exist in any relationship. The titles are taken from classic love songs, as a reminder of the many romanticized presentations of love that are present in popculture. When traveling through the desert, I became aware of the many optical illusions it can present to the naked eye. The desert background became the symbol of the seemingly perfect qualities a lover holds when first falling in love. The backgrounds surrounding the lovers are surreal and otherworldly. This alludes to how magical things look from a distance when love is first at hand, overlooking flaws in a burgeoning relationship. 130

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ALICE ZILBERBERG In 2013, she was the youngest artist to date to participate in the Waddington’s Art Auction. Her work has been displayed in galleries across North America, Europe, and Asia; she has been interviewed and featured in publications and platforms such as MTV, Breakfast Television, PHOTO+ Magazine Korea, and PhotoEd Magazine.

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For over a decade, Zilberberg developed her own distinctive technique for creating her digital paintings, where photography is only the beginning of the final artwork. The works are comprised of many photographs, and carry a variety of elements such as color, toning, manipulation, and painting. She often travels across the globe to record different backgrounds and elements for her creations. Works take months to complete, with every detail meticulously inspected for perfection. With a poetic style of expression, the meanings of her images, unravel through metaphor and symbolism that aim to inspire the viewer to look inward. For the past five years, her repertoire has explored themes pertaining to the human condition, namely personal identity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and emotionality.

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n this series, Zilberberg creates animal montages as an expression of self-therapy. As a person living in the west, moving through a daily life that is sometimes highpace and emotionally complex, the artist finds calm in the presence of these wild animals. The animals are placed in serene and ethereal scenes to focus on the beauty of the natural environment. In a world where many are constantly looking to the past or the future, these works aim to have a meditative effect on the viewer, promoting staying still to find happiness in the present moment.

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In a world where many are constantly looking to the past or the future, these works aim to have a meditative effect on the viewer, promoting staying still to find happiness in the present moment.

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Every project is unique and I typically take one year to complete a body of work.

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The moon's gravity caused the flux and reflux of the tides, And stimulated the development of life on earth If the sun represents the birth of life, The moon would represent the rhythm of life Evolution would differ without the moon The moonlit dark night includes a mixture of life and death The body holding potential of receiving a new life, Is enfolded by the hair, having no end of life The hair, feeling no pain, passes on the DNA The night has its own role The night-- when the moon's reflection lambently floats on the sea surface It is the time needed by the living matter Should the human's self-serving reasons disturb this time In the moonlit sea, the desires for life emerge And deaths nearby with bated breath Would not the strain with the tension in the chaotic darkness Be necessary for every life

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is the concept that lies at the heart of my work. All of us have the desire, consciously or not, to control the environment surrounding us or the conditions affecting us. We dominate and ignore the laws of nature. Thanks to risk analysis and cutting-edge technologies, we believe we can control everything. Where are human beings headed? I came to scuba diving by chance. Since then, I have become infatuated by the charm of the world created by water, the beauty of light and the wide variety of aquatic beings. Water is a substance which is essential to human beings and yet, it never yields to our will. As a photographer, the foundation of my work lies in expressing the concept of "control" through the relationship between humans and water. Before becoming a photographer, I worked as a chef in an Italian restaurant. Every day, I chopped and cooked a lot of dead animals and plants. I then watched people eat them. One life is founded on the sacrifice of many other lives. This led me to think that anything, whether a great product, art or even religion, is, after all, just a human creation. Regardless of how pure it is intended to be, inevitably, it gets contaminated. This is because impurity is a part of humanity. And yet, ironically, this is also what makes everything interesting. My works are the results of calculating hazard. During the creation process, it is essential to rely on calculated control. At the same time, but in opposition, uncontrollable chance is equally important.

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I believe that only when these two factors are present I can create a work of art truly touch people's heart.

There is a notion that the universe consists of two opposite forces, Yin and Yang. I think control as well as has two facets, which coexist and rule together. Humans have tried to dominate nature. At the same time, humans have the wisdom to live in harmony with nature. Being endowed with this dual approach, how can we improve how we live with nature? How can we strike a better balance? I hope my work will make you reflect on this question.

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TOMOHIDE IKEYA AWARDS

International Photography Awards 2007 1st place in Advertising (self promotion) for "WAVE" PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS "WATER" Competition 2008 Honorable Mentions for "WAVE"&"BREATH" International Photography Awards 2009 1st place in People (other) for "BREATH" International Photography Awards 2009 2nd place in Special (moving images) for "BREATH"

Xto image award 2010 1st place in Body in Nature for "BREATH" PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2010 2nd place in Fine art (nudes) for "BREATH" International Photography Awards 2012 2nd place in People (other) for "MOON" Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 Bronze in a Book - Fine Art for "BREATH"

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A DEPICTION OF REALITY By Carmine Chiriacò

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A DEPICTION OF REALITY

By Carmine Chiriacò

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armine Chiriacò is a self-educated photographer based in Rome, the place where his passion for photography started in 2014. His remarkable work is a depiction of reality as he perceives it and also a mean of portraying his own layered reality. Carmine’s passion for photography comes from narrowly observing the everyday life on the street; he is most interested in capturing what it is beyond the scenes happening in front of his camera, thus revealing us the unique and sophisticated visions on the urban surroundings. The combination of the multiple and long exposure techniques is successfully mastered by Carmine in his admirable photography and the results convey the impression of detailed overlapping sketches of the beautifully chaotic (but still organized!) composition Copyrights to Carmine Chiriacò © All rights reserved

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My passion for photography comes from watching everyday life going by on my street; therefore, Henri Cartier-Bresson would be my pick. Not just because of his great photos, but because his approach to photography which was to walk down the street, to photograph the reality and seize the right moment. This has really inspired my photography. Another photographer that I like a lot is Alex Webb because of his extensive use of

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colour, light and emotions to create beautiful and complex images. After reading an article, I found out and enjoyed the works of a contemporary artist and photographer: Grant Legassick, the inventor of the technique Multiple Exposures Composites. It’s his work that nowadays inspires the most of my last photos. It’s a common technique used by many photographers.

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Photography gave me the opportunity to meet, personally or virtually, other talented and extraordinary people with whom I share my passion. Photography motivated me to travel a lot and to discover new places and different cultures. Photography is not just a hobby for me, it's my world!

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Through photography I try to communicate the emotions that I am feeling in that moment, to the observer. My aim is to tell a story each viewer can experience, and allow him to see the world through my eyes.

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WATER By Eric Christopher Jackson

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Water. Light. Shadow. A Mood. A Rhythm. The Texture created through a mixture of Emotions as the wind blows and the sun shines. Lost in the ebbs and flows of the River. The beautiful Personality of Nature is seen. Be still.

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WATER By Eric Christopher Jackson

Eric Christopher Jackson is a Photographic Artist and Creative Writer in Northern Florida. After graduating from The Art Institute of California – Orange County in 2011, he detoured from the Commercial Field to pursue a career in the Art Industry. Inspired by Fine Art, Interior Design, and Cinematography, Eric began to build a Portfolio of Contemporary Fine Art Photography. Subjects captured vary, including Nature, Still Life, and Automobiles.

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Often times, I look for Personality in a Scene/Composition. Something has to jump out at me. The image has to Speak. Simply because I don’t want to capture a picture of water. Anyone can take a picture of water with their phone or pointand-shoot camera. I have to capture a Work of Art. One of the challenges in creating this Series was to make sure none of the pieces looked too similar to another. I used Adobe Bridge to look at scenes side-by-side in small to large groups at a time. Ultimately, I viewed all seventeen pieces at once to also make sure there is continuity within the Series. -Eric Christopher Jackson

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Another obstacle when photographing something like this is making sure the natural light doesn’t shift too drastically. Which happens quite often outdoors. Some pieces were too bright entirely. Overexposed. I had to shoot this Series quickly because the sunlight was unpredictable. Practically standing in one spot, briefly taking note of how the light hit the water before capturing a few more images. http://lensmagazine.net

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MUSING

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Every scene has a story to tell. Every story has a personality of its own. No matter how small the subject, each one cries for attention. I want to give them a chance to be heard. The first of two themes in my work is “Quiet Strength.” Humility is not weakness and bullying does not equate to strength. The second theme is “Dark Light.” The war rages inside of every human being with the winner being determined by the choices we make. I only hope we choose wisely. -Eric Christopher Jackson

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The deconstruction of reality to create the unknown. Digital Photography manipulated to the point of no return. An abstract discovery of what the world could be.

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Image Name: Synergy of Humanity Photographer Name: Eng Chung Tong Year: 2019 Image Description: A humanity view of one of the minorities tribes in Yunnan going about their daily working life. Team work, coordination and cooperation are essential for efficiency otherwise it will be chaos . An impression of once upon a time in Yunnan.

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SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS REVEAL STUNNING SHORTLIST FOR 2019 OPEN AND YOUTH COMPETITIONS

The 2019 Awards’ first shortlist announcement shows exceptional single images from around the world ▪ Record-breaking entries to this prestigious, global awards: 326,000 submissions from 195 countries and territories ▪ Professional shortlist rewarding bodies of work to be announced March 26, 2019 ▪ Ten Open category winners revealed February 26, with overall Open and Youth winners announced April 17, 2019

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he World Photography Organisation today reveals the shortlisted photographers for the Open and Youth competitions of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, recognising the world’s best single images from 2018. As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious global photography competitions, the Awards annually celebrate and promote the best contemporary photography from the past year across a wide variety of photographic genres. Over 326,000 entries were submitted across the four competitions of the 2019 Awards, the highest ever number to date.

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The judges were impressed by the high standard of submissions and noted a wide range of creative approaches, influences and techniques throughout the shortlists. Across the competitions, the highest volume of entries were submitted by photographers from the UK, Italy and USA, with Mexico, India, Korea and the UK seeing the greatest increase in entry numbers. The Landscape and Portraiture categories across the competitions proved their enduring popularity and newer categories such as Creative proved photographers real opportunity to push the boundaries of what photography can do.

The Open and Youth shortlists announced today showcase stunning and diverse individual images taken by photographers from around the world throughout 2018. The Professional shortlist, recognising bodies of work, will be announced February 26.

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Image Name: Life is Crushing Me Photographer Name: Jasem Khlef Year: 2019 Image Description: A young man has become homeless After his mother kicked him in the street

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THE OPEN SHORTLIST The Open shortlist comprises of stunning works selected across ten diverse categories. Subject matter across the shortlist varied from striking underwater photographs to majestic portraits, to urban scenes and magical landscapes. This year’s Open categories included the introduction of a new Creative category, as well as welcoming Culture Trip as Culture category partner and Eurostar as Travel category partner. All Open shortlisted photographers will now go on to compete to become category winners, with the chance to be selected as Open

Photographer of the Year winning $5,000 (USD). The Youth shortlist features the top eight single images taken by 12-19 year olds responding to the theme of ‘Diversity’. Shortlisted photographers come from across the world from China and Zimbabwe to Bangladesh and Moldova, showing a truly international array of upcoming talent. One young photographer will be announced as Youth Photographer of the Year in April. Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures on the

global photographic calendar. The Awards are now in their 12th year of partnership with headline sponsor Sony and consist of four competitions in total: Professional (for a body of works), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year olds).

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Image Name: Spa F1 crash Photographer Name: Francois Lenoir Year: 2019 Image Description: McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner during the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, August 26, 2018. Copyright: © Francois Lenoir, Belgium, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image Name: Night Swim Photographer Name: Remy Whiting Year: 2019 Image Description: I worked with the British professional swimmer Oliver Anson in Mallorca (where he is based) to create my image. I had this type of imagery in my head for well over a year but it took a long time to figure everything out what with shooting under water and working at night. A lighting set up was devised and the kit built, along with modifications to my camera housing, and then I was set. This was actually the first session so I was very pleased to see it all come together. I shot this ‘test shoot’ as part of an editorial trip for 220 Triathlon Magazine but they loved it so much one of the shots made the cover. Copyright: © Remy Whiting, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Untitled Photographer Name: Sergio Ferreira Ruiz Year: 2019 Image Description: Open water swimming competition in Cabo de Palos, Region of Murcia, Spain. Copyright: © Sergio Ferreira Ruiz, Spain, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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JUDGING THE OPEN AND YOUTH SHORTLISTS Judging the Open and Youth shortlists The Sony World Photography Awards are judged anonymously by internationally acclaimed industry professionals, including representatives from international museums, publishing and the media. This year’s Open and Youth competition judging was chaired by Rebecca McClelland , Photography Director & Head of Art Production for Saatchi Saatchi & Prodigious (UK). McClelland comments: “I was astonished with the diversity of work that was entered into the Open and Youth competitions. The

award represents a very democratic appreciation of photography, from tradition to emergent trends across all genres from nature to fashion. The competition allows the broadest demographic to have a platform. “Judging single images is never easy, it is important to give equal appreciation regardless of genre to allow the fairest outcome. The judging is hosted blind to prevent nepotism or bias, which is extremely important. I look forward to seeing these striking contemporary images on display at this year’s exhibition at Somerset House.”

Image Name: Untitled Photographer Name: Miranda Alam Year: 2019 Image Description: Attendees of the Best of Las Vegas Weekly celebration react to a sudden gust of wind while posing for a photo at the Encore resort in Las Vegas on Sept. 19, 2018. Copyright: © Miranda Alam, United States of America, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image Name: Risky Journey Photographer Name: Md. Akhlas Uddin Year: 2019 Image Description: The overcrowded train and station at the early morning in Tongi railway station. Bangladeshi Muslim devotees attending the Akheri Munajat by train, On the third day of Biswa Ijtema, Bishwa ijtema is the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, in Bangladesh, 14 January 2018, around one million Muslims from Bangladesh and abroad observed the three-day congregation with prayers on the banks of the Turag River, Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Copyright: Š Md. Akhlas Uddin, Bangladesh, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Circle of Power Photographer Name: Sandi Little Year: 2019 Image Description: Every year, at Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia photographers come from all over the world to attend the annual Eagle Watch event. The eagles fill the trees surrounding a field where they are fed dead chickens who die durning the night at local hatcheries .. it is amazing to watch as the eagles have great patience... until the crows and the seagulls start to fly in and enjoy the free lunch .. one or two eagles start to fly out of the trees to scare the crows and other birds of prey from eating what they consider to be their lunch and other eagles follow.. a feeding frenzy ensues...eagles soar to the ground, grabbing dead chickens in their large talons, sometimes two at a time.. anything can happen, and often does.. my photo capture was a lucky one.. one eagle had landed in a crevice to enjoy his catch when he sensed another eagle was approaching to steal it from him.. he turned around , in full wing span, to protect his lunch and I captured his look of 'don't you dare ' to his approaching threat... It was worth standing for hours in minus 10 degress (C) to capture this shot of Wildlife's amazing beauty.. What is it about this photo that makes it so good? _I feel this photo shows wildlife at its barest bones - the need for food and the fight for the strongest to win the prize ..It makes us realize that wildlife just can't go pick up food at the grocery store.. they have to hunt and be strong and smart about it..even among its same species Copyright: Š Sandi Little, Canada, Shortlist, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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PRIZES All shortlisted and winning images will be exhibited as part of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London. This exhibition will include a dedicated section featuring specially selected works by the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize. The exhibition will run from April 18 until May 6, 2019 at Somerset House, London. The Awards’ overall winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on April 17. The Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year , Youth Photographer of the Year, the Professional

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ABOUT SONY CORPORATION competitions’ category winners and the ten shortlisted Student entrants will all be flown to London to attend. Winners will also receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment and will be included in the 2019 Awards' book.

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ony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, interactive entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $77 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. Sony Global Website: http://www.sony.net/

Image Name: Yellow Vest Protestor Photographer Name: Arnaud Guillard Year: 2019 Image Description: Photography taken during the yellow vest protest in Paris at the Avenue des Champs Elysées. When I got closer to the fire I saw this man and his surrealist outfit. He certainly choosed what he was wearing to protect him from the heat, gaz and others dangerous objects. On one of the most famous and fashion street in the world, the whole scene was certainly unusual. When the time has come to fight for your rights, there is no need to be fashion. Copyright: © Arnaud Guillard, France, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image Name: National Police Day Photographer Name: Piotr Cyganik Year: 2019 Image Description: Photo was taken during show given by special hourse unit from police forces from Chorzow, Poland. Show was the part of Polish National Police Day celebrations. Copyright: Š Piotr Cyganik , Poland, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Little Wizard Photographer Name: Marlena KurowskaJankowiak Year: 2019 Image Description: This is a picture of my little baby daughter, my husband and our dog. It was taken one Sunday morning after a heavy downpour. It was the first time my baby girl could run in the puddles. They are still wearing their pyjamas as it was taken in our backyard. Copyright: Š Marlena Kurowska-Jankowiak, Poland, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image Name: Smoke Photographer Name: Alexey Holod Year: 2019 Image Description: Smoke and movement Copyright: Š Alexey Holod, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Galia Melon Photographer Name: Maciek Jasik Year: 2019 Image Description: Galia Melon from 'The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables' project which examines the mystical origins and evolution of the foods we take for granted Copyright: Š Maciek Jasik, United States of America, Shortlist, Open, Still Life (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

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Image Name: Huddle Photographer Name: Nadia Aly Year: 2019 Image Description: On this incredibly cold, snowy, and windy day at Snow Hill in Antarctica last October, these small chicks were patiently waiting for their parents to return from sea with a meal. They huddled up in a group against the ice in an effort to keep warm from the frigid winds. I took this picture to showcase not only the social aspect of these chicks, but also the harsh conditions that they have to endure. Copyright: © Nadia Aly, United States of America, Shortlist, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

2019 KEY DATES

ABOUT WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ORGANISATION

▪ February 26 - Open category and National Awards winners’ announcement ▪ March 5 - Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient revealed ▪ March 26 - Professional and Student competitions’ shortlist announcement ▪ April 17 - Photographer of the Year , Overall Open, Student, Youth winners and Professional category winners’ revealed ▪ April 18 - May 6, 2019 - 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition (Somerset House, London)

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world. The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards , one of the world’s leading photography competitions, and PHOTOFAIRS, leading international art fairs dedicated to photography. For more details see www.worldphoto.org

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SHORTLIST

Sony World Photography Awards ARCHITECTURE ▪ Connor Henderson, Australian ▪ Shaun Mills, British ▪ Dean Grossmith, British ▪ Christopher Madden, British ▪ Dan Portch, British ▪ Jennifer Bin, Canadian ▪ Liu Rui, China Mainland ▪ Carole Pariat, French ▪ Philippe Sarfati, French ▪ Klaus Lenzen, German ▪ Frank Machalowski, German ▪ Katherine Young, South African CREATIVE ▪ Antoine Tiggart, American ▪ Martin Stranka, Czech ▪ Oscar van Heek, Dutch ▪ Mariëtte Aernoudts, Dutch ▪ Kelly Ts, Greek ▪ Stéphane Anthonioz, French ▪ Alexandra Fink-Milosavljevic, German ▪ Alessandro Zunino, Italian ▪ Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesian ▪ Dhiky Aditya, Indonesian ▪ Masatou Hikichi , Japanese ▪ Arvids Baranovs, Latvian ▪ Patryk Kuleta, Polish ▪ Alexandr Vlassyuk, Russian CULTURE (SUPPORTED BY CULTURE TRIP) ▪ Yi Han, China Mainland ▪ Lifeng Chen, China Mainland ▪ Pan Jianhua, China Mainland ▪ Georgios Papapostolou , Greek ▪ Ming Kai Chan, Hong Kong SAR

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▪ Alimohammad Karami, Iranian ▪ Alessandro Zanoni, Italian ▪ Michael Chee Yen Chuan, Malaysia ▪ Eng Chung Tong, Malaysian ▪ Dikpal Thapa, Nepalese ▪ Tomek Kozlowski, Polish ▪ Remus Daescu, Romanian ▪ Alex Robciuc, Romanian LANDSCAPE ▪ Hal Gage, American ▪ Chun Kit Kevin So, British ▪ Neil Burnell, British ▪ Gérard Bret, French ▪ Swapnil Deshpande, Indian ▪ Sara Bianchi, Italian ▪ Masako Metz, Japanese ▪ Robert Saunders, New Zealander ▪ Roslan Nasir, Malaysian ▪ Svein Nordrum, Norwegian ▪ Antonio Gandore, Romanian ▪ Oleg Kugaev, Russian ▪ Kuo Zei Yang, Taiwan Region MOTION ▪ Christy Lee Rogers, American ▪ Brooke Bartletta, American ▪ Francois Lenoir, Belgian ▪ Michele Allan, British ▪ Remy Whiting, British ▪ Qin Fan, China Mainland ▪ Filippos Alafakis, Greek ▪ Marlena KurowskaJankowiak, Polish ▪ Piotr Cyganik, Polish ▪ Alexey Holod, Russian ▪ Sergio Ferreira Ruiz, Spanish

NATURAL WORLD AND WILDLIFE ▪ Nadia Aly, American ▪ Nick Edwards, British ▪ Tracey Lund, British ▪ Sandi Little, Canadian ▪ Guillermo Ossa, Colombian ▪ Jeroen Beekelaar, Dutch ▪ Greg Lecoeur, French ▪ Roberto Marchegiani, Italian ▪ David Salvatori, Italian ▪ Msaaed Al Gharibah, Kuwaiti ▪ Pedro Jarque Krebs, Peruvian ▪ Manuel Enrique González Carmona, Spanish ▪ Angel Fitor, Spanish ▪ Yung-sen Wu, Taiwan Region PORTRAITURE ▪ Mikeila Borgia, Argentinean ▪ Yuliya Kalamiytsava, Belarusian ▪ Richard Ansett, British ▪ Sean Hayes, British ▪ Jasem Khlef, Canadian ▪ Tim Cavadini, German ▪ Niccolò Cozzi, Italian ▪ Hasan Torabi, Iranian ▪ Olga Urbanek, Polish ▪ Artem Mikryukov, Russian ▪ Sergio Aparicio Olivas, Spanish ▪ Elena Merce, Spanish STILL LIFE ▪ Maciek Jasik, American ▪ Billie-Maree Ward, Australian ▪ Diego Diaz, Colombian ▪ Alice van Kempen, Dutch ▪ N. A. Vague, German ▪Rachel Yee Laam Lai, Hong Kong SAR

▪ Dalma Szondy, Hungarian ▪ Gaurav Doshi, Indian ▪ Pratik Parulekar, Indian ▪ Masumi Shiohara, Japanese STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ▪ Miranda Alam, American ▪ Md. Akhlas Uddin, Bangladeshi ▪ Zhou Dainan, China Mainland ▪ Arnaud Guillard, French ▪ Carole Pariat, French ▪ Yiannis Linosporis, Greek ▪ Rosaria Sabrina Pantano, Italian ▪ Daniel Gentelev, Israeli ▪ Audun Nygaard, Norwegian ▪ Stan De Zoysa, Spanish ▪ Jonas Dahlström, Swedish ▪ Fabian Ruchti, Swiss ▪ Denys Borysov, Ukrainian TRAVEL (SUPPORTED BY EUROSTAR) ▪ Agustin Belussi, Argentinean ▪ Lauren Hook, Australian ▪ Lu Quanhou, China Mainland ▪ Nicolas Boyer, French (2 images) ▪ Maxwell Gifted, French ▪ Johannes Laufs, German ▪ Leung Ho Chan, Hong Kong SAR ▪ Siddharth Sachar, Indian ▪ Marco Zaffignani, Italian ▪ Yukihito Ono, Japanese ▪ Laily Hassan, Malaysian ▪ Jiho Park, South Korean ▪ Poramin Kanyakool, Thai ▪ Trung Pham Huy, Vietnamese

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Image Name: Harmony Photographer Name: Christy Lee Rogers Year: 2019 Image Description: This image "Harmony" is about the beauty and vulnerability of being human. Shot underwater in Hawaii, it's a part of a bigger collection called "Muses." The colors, cascading bodies and contrasts of light and darkness were utilized to

create movement and purpose within the scene. My perspective from outside of the water, looking in and using the surface of a pool as a canvas, allows for beautiful natural effects such as the refraction of light, soft bubbles and imperfections. The water also lets my models and me experience firsthand the vulnerabilities and freedoms within the underwater setting. It can be a fierce place to exist, but throughout

YOUTH COMPETITION Photographers aged 12-19 were asked to respond to a theme of ‘Diversity’ with a single image. The Youth Photographer of the Year will be announced April 17.

the shoot we learned how to let go and to not resist the forces around us and that's when we really shine and have true harmony. Copyright: © Christy Lee Rogers, United States of America, Shortlist, Open, Motion (Open competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Name / Nationality / Age on competition closing date ▪ Zelle Westfall / American / 17 years old ▪ Johannes Weigl / Austrian / 16 years old ▪ Faiyad Uzzaman / Bangladeshi ▪ Emma Last / British / 16 years old ▪ Xinyu Fu / China Mainland / 17 years old ▪ Ilia Bugaev / Moldovan / 17 years old ▪ Stepan Chubaev / Russian / 19 years old ▪ Jeremy Kupfuwa / Zimbabwean

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