AWAKE Photography Vol. 8

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AWAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Di gi t alExcel l ence August2021 Vol .8


Wi thalltheDSLRs,mi rrorlesscameras, anddazzli nglyeffecti vesmartphonesout therenow,everyonei ssnappi ngphotos everywhere. Iknow i fIgoanywhereevenhalfway i nteresti ng,Icanexpectroughlyhalfthe peopletheretobetaki ngphotosatsome poi nt(mostlyselfi esorsi mplesnapshots— allofwhi chyoucouldcapti onthesame way:“Lookatme!Iwashere! ”) Buthow manyofthosephotoswi llstandup tothetestofti me? How manyarestrongenoughtostopyoui n yourtracks? Seri ousphotographersaren’ ti ni tforthe qui ckInstagramshot. They’ renotsnappi ng photos;theyareCRAFTING photos. And theyarebri ngi ngtothetaskalltheski ll, trai ni ng,andtechni calmasterythey’ ve pi ckedupovertheyears. Theresultsspeakforthemselves.

I thelpsthattheyarewi lli ngtogo whereotherswon’ t,s ometi mesarri vi ng beforedawnors tayi ngunti lafterdark. I t helpsthattheyarewi lli ngtoi nves tenti re weekendss tagi ngphotos hootsorputti ngi n longhourss talki ngci tys treetswatchi ng forj us ttheri ghti ns tanttoari s e... I notherwords ,they’ rewi lli ngtoputi nthe work. Andthi smagazi nei sacelebrati onofthat work,gatheredfromallovertheworld— thecreati veeffortsofmanyofthetalented photographersfromtheAWAKE Group. Ihopei ti ns pi resyoutobri nggreatercare andattenti ontoyourownphotography. I hopei ti ns pi resyoutoi nves ttheti meand puti nthework. Iknow i ti ns pi resme. ~ Sebas ti an


Howard Gri l l


Dave Si mpson


Franci ne Mal o


Chuck Rut enberg


Ci ndy Vondran


Larry Buckl ey


Li sa Demal i ne


Paul o Crus


Bob Egan


Deni se McDermot t

Shel l ey Benj ami n


Jul i e Powel l


I l ona Abou-Zol of


Vi vi en Buckl ey


Ni na I rvi n


Ni na I rvi n


Ron Mayhew -Featured Photographer


Ron Mayhew i san ar t i stand phot ogr apherl i vi ng i n Br adent on,Fl or i da. Though anat i veFl or i di an,Ron spentt hi r t y year si nt hemount ai nsofWest er n Nor t h Car ol i na. Hebui l tal og cabi n,t hef ami l yhome,and pur sued asuccessf ulcar eerasawi l dl i f e scul pt orwi nni ng nat i onaland i nt er nat i onalr ecogni t i on. Phot ogr aphywasavi t alpar tofhi s scul pt i ng pr ocess.Mostoft he r ef er encemat er i alused f or concei vi ng and r e ni ng hi scr eat i ons wer ehi sown phot ogr aphs.Ron al so met i cul ousl ykeptaphot ogr aphi cr ecor d ofeach compl et ed scul pt ur e. Today,Ron cont i nueshi sexpl or at i on of t het hr eedi mensi onalobj ectt hr ough st i l ll i f ephot ogr aphy.Of t en compar ed t o t hepai nt er soft heDut ch Gol den Age,hi s st i l ll i f ei magesar et her esul tofpr eci sel y l i ght i ng t hepai nst aki ngl ycr eat ed t abl eaux.Phot ogr aphi ng and pr ocessi ng t he di gi t ali magecompl et est hepr ocess. Ron’ sphot ogr aphyhasbeen r ecogni zed i n sever al nat i onaland i nt er nat i onalcompet i t i onsand f eat ur ed i n numer ousmagazi neand newspaperar t i cl es.Addi t i onal l y,hi s i mageshavebeen publ i shed i n seven books,i ncl udi ng“TheSt r eet sofPar i s” , f eat ur i ng 148ofhi sPar i sst r eetscenes.










Conni e Terry

Thomas Lat ham


Sue Wat erhouse


Dawn Thurst on I l ene Sokol


Charl es Ragucci


Ci ndy Charl es


Carol i ne Ai zawa


Ri chard Jones


Bob Egan


I nna Mal ost ovker


Ni na I rvi n

Dean Hohn


Howard Gri l l


Mari e Ot ero


Chri st i na Brunt on

Tri ci a Rubi o


Mari e Ot ero

Jul i e Powel l


Penny de Jong


Ri chard Smi t h


Hel ga Bl anke


Ashby Presl ey


Al l yson Schwart z


Di ana Haroni s


Dean Hohn

SherriReed


Bet hany Perron


Jean Hut t er


Mart ha Bauder


Ni na I rvi n


Ni na I rvi n


Kayl ene Hel l i wel l

Ri chard Jones


Mi chel l e Mondragon


Del i a Qui gl ey

Shel l ey Benj ami n


Dee Adams


Dawn Thurst on


SheriEmerson


Prest on Moochnek


Rozanne Pat e


Mari e Ot ero


Jef fVal dez


Ni na I rvi n


Ri chard W Smi t h


Paul o Crus


Dawn Thurst on


Ri chard Jones Vi vi en Buckl ey


Bob Rude


Judi Lapsel y Mi l l er


Charl ene Mi t chel l


Dee Adams


I nna Mal ost ovker


Howard Gri l l


Jul i e Powel l


Mart ha Bauder


Ni na I rvi n


Deborah Tucker


Deni se Hunt er


Ashby Presl ey Bob Egan Hel ga Bl anke


Hel ga Bl anke


Paul o Crus


Sue Wat erhouse


Ri chard W Smi t h


Jenni f erHunt er

Dean Hohn


Paul o Crus


Deborah Tucker


Ni na I rvi n


Ni col e Wi l de

Dee Adams


Dawn Thurst on


Jef fVal dez

SheriEmerson


Paul o Crus

Shel l ey Benj ami n


Jul i e Powel l


Deni se Hunt er


Rozanne Pat e


Vi vi en Buckl ey


Dawn Thurst on


Al l yson Schwart z


Ni na I rvi n


Di ana Haroni s


Deborah Tucker


T Cider Mill

-Terry Jane,Dorset ,UK.

Ihave al ways been i nt erest ed i nl ocal hi st ory and am f ort unat et o have an ol d Ci dermi l lnearmy home t hathas a col l ect i on of18t h and 19t h cent ury ci der maki ng equi pment ,some ofwhi ch t hey st i l l use t oday t o make excel l entci derhere i n t he count y ofDorseti n sout hern Engl and, UK. The ol d machi nery used t o process t he appl es t o make t he ci derf asci nat es me as i t seems t o speak gent l y oft he pastwhen t he worki ng day st art ed wi t h dawn and ended at sunset . Ihave t ri ed t o capt ure t he “voi ce”oft hese wonderf ulmechani sms i nt he phot ographs I have submi t t ed. Ichose t o process t hem i n BW as i tseemed more appropri at e.



St eelW oolPhot ogr aphy -Bob Wi l d,VancouverI sl and,Canada.

St eelwoolphot ogr aphycapt ur est hemot i on ofhotember s yi ng t r ough t heai rand bounci ng off obj ect sar ound you. I tcan beal otoff un,al t hough you wantt o makesur e you haveadequat esaf et ypr ecaut i onsi n pl ace,eg.a r eext i ngui sher ,abucketofwat er cl oseathand!And wearahat ! To cr eat et hesei magesIused ast ai nl essst eelwhi skt o hol d asmal lamountofl i ght l y packed st eelwool( bestwas“ 0000 ne” )and at t ach i tt o ast r ong cor d ordog l eash. It hen setup mycamer aon at r i pod and at t ach acabl er el easet ot r i ggert heshut t er .I al so added aUV l t ert o pr oj ectmyl ens-and even t hen needed t o st and somedi st ance f r om t hecamer aand t hepar t nert hatIt al ked i nt o pr essi ng t heshut t erf orme! Isett hecamer at oI SO 100,f / 8f / 11and a15second exposur e. Ofcour sei tt akessomeexper i ment i ng t o get t het echni quer i ghtand you al so have t ot akei nt o accounthow dar ki ti s out si de. I nd i tbestt o shooti n RAW, ori fshoot i ng i n JPG,set t i ng t hewhi t ebal ancet o cl oudy gi vest hebestr esul t .


Jul i e Powel l




M yst i calW at erSer i es I l ona Toomi ngas,Fi nl and.

There i sa l i t t l e st ory behi nd t hese phot os. . . Igott i red oft aki ng pi ct ures ofsqui rrel s j usteat i ng nut si nt he garden, so Ideci ded t o bui l dal i t t l e port abl e pond t o have a more nat uraldri nki ng envi ronmentf ort he squi rrel si nt he t he hope t hatImi ghtget some good ref l ect i on phot os.Howeverone creat i ve squi rrelt ook my pl an t ot he next l eveland wentt ot al l y crazy overa nuti n t he wat er,t hatshe hersel fhad dropped. And f rom t here began a greatf un phot o advent ure wi t ht he squi rrel si n my pond!





CONTRI BUTI NG PHOTOGRAPHERS 0 9 1J E F FV A L D E Z 0 0 2L E T T E RF R O MS E B A S T I A N 0 3 7N I N AI R V I N , D E A NH O H N 0 6 3J E F FV A L D E Z S H E R I E M E R S O N 0 0 3H O W A R DG R I L L 0 3 8H O W A R DG R I L L 0 6 4N I N AI R V I N 0 9 2P A U L OC R U S 0 0 4D A V ES I M P S O N 0 3 9M A R I EO T E R O 0 6 5R I C H A R DS M I T H S H E L L E YB E N J A M I N 0 0 5F R A N C I N EM A L O 0 4 0T R I C I AR U B I O 0 6 6P A U L OC R U S 0 9 3J U L I EP O WE L L 0 0 6C H U C KR U T E N B E R G C H R I S T I N AB R U N T O N 0 6 7D A WNT H U R S T O N 9 4D E N I S EH U N T E R 0 0 7C I N D YV O N D R A N 0 4 1 J U L I EP O WE L L 0 6 8V I V I E NB U C K L E Y , R I C H A R DJ O N E S0 0 9 5R O Z A N N EP A T E 0 0 8L A R R YB U C K L E Y 0 4 2P E N N YD EJ O N G 0 6 9B O BR U D E 0 9 6V I V I E NB U C K L E Y 0 0 9L I S AD E M A L I N E 0 4 3R I C H A R DS M I T H 0 7 0J U D YL A P S L E YM I L L E R 0 9 7D A WNT H U R S T O N 0 1 0P A U L OC R U S 0 4 4H E L G AB L A N K E 0 7 1C H A R L E N EM I T C H E L L 0 9 8A L L Y S O NS C H W A R T Z 0 1B O BE G A N 0 4 5A S H B YP R E S L E Y 0 7 2D E EA D A M S 0 9 9N I N AI R V I N 0 1 2D E N I S EM C D E R M O T T 0 4 6A L L Y S O NS C H W A R T Z 0 7 3I N N AM A L O S T O V K E R 1 0 0D I A N AH A R O N I S S H E L L E YB E N J A M I N 0 4 7D I A N AH A R O N I S 0 7 4H O W A R DG R I L L 1 0 1D E B O R A HT U C K E R 0 1 3J U L I EP O WE L L 0 4 8S H E R R I R E E D , D E A NH O H N 0 7 5J U L I EP O WE L L S P E C I A LP R O J E C T S 0 1 4I L O N AA B O UZ O L O F 0 4 9B E T H A N YP E R O N 0 7 6M A R T H AB A U D E R 1 0 2C I D E RM I L L 0 1 5V I V I E NB U C K L E Y 0 5 0J E A NH U T T E R 0 7 7N I N AI R V I N -T E R R YJ A N E 0 1 6N I N AI R V I N 0 5 1 M A R T H AB A U D E R 0 7 8D E B O R A HT U C K E R 1 0 4S T E E LWO O LP H O T O G R A P H Y 0 1 7N I N AI R V I N 0 5 2N I N AI R V I N 0 7 9D E N I S EH U N T E R -B O BWI L D 0 1 8F E A T U R E DP H O T O G R A P H E R 0 5 3N I N AI R V I N 0 8 0A S H B YP R E S L E Y , B O BE G A N 1 0 8M Y S T I C A LW A T E R -0 2 7R O NM A Y H E W 0 5 4K A Y L E N EH E L L I WE L L H E L G AB L A N K E -I L O N AT O O M I N G A S 0 2 8C O N N I ET E R R Y R I C H A R DJ O N E S 0 8 1H E L G AB L A N K E 1 1 2C O N T R I B U T I N GP H O T O G R A P H E R S T H O M A SL A T H A M 0 5 5M I C H E L L EM O N D R A G O N 0 8 2P A U L OC R U S 1 3P H O T O G R A P H E RWE B S I T E S 0 2 9S U EW A T E R H O U S E 0 5 6D E L I AQ U I G L E Y 0 8 3S U EW A T E R H O U S E 0 3 0I L E N ES O K O L , D A WNT H U R S T O N S H E L L E YB E N J A M I N 0 8 4R I C H A R DS M I T H O V E RR O NM A Y H E W 0 3 1 C H A R L E SR A G U C C I 0 5 7D E EA D A M S 0 8 5J E N N I F E RH U N T E R , D E A NH O H N C I N T R OJ U L I EP O WE L L 0 3 2C I N D YC H A R L E S 0 5 8D A WNT H U R S T O N 0 8 6P A U L OC R U S 0 3 3C A R O L I N EA I Z A W A 0 5 9S H E R I E M E R S O N 0 8 7D E B O R A HT U C K E R 0 3 4R I C H A R DJ O N E S 0 6 0P R E S T O NM O O C H N E K 0 8 8N I N AI R V I N 0 3 5B O BE G A N 0 6 1R O Z A N N EP A T E 0 8 9N I C O L EWI L D E , D E EA D A M S 0 3 6I N N AM A L O S T O V K E R 0 6 2M A R I EO T E R O 0 9 0D A WNT H U R S T O N AwakePhotographyMagazi neVol8August2021


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