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43mm Issue 4

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Lilith


Lilith

Firstly, can you give us a bit of background about you and your photographic journey please? As a child I dreamt about becoming a dancer: show ballet, classical ballet. I’ve been brought up in a very strict religious way and my parents wouldn’t let me. They were convinced the world of dance, of arts, is a dangerous one. It was hard for me to deal with, because I was told I was talented and I loved to dance. I was always dancing about the house. As I grew older I managed to live with this tough decision, because I understood my parents loved me that much and therefore tried to protect me for all possible dangers. I also was fond of writing and drawing and wrote poems and little stories, an alternative way to express myself. I’ve been a management secretary for 17 years (since 1983). After my

third child was born I quit my job completely to take care of my children at home. But after a couple of years I felt unfulfilled. I needed to express myself, being housewife and mother wasn’t enough for me. I started to disappear, I was losing myself, I felt like dying inside of myself. In 2005 I started writing stories again which I published on the internet. One day a good friend of mine gave me a second hand webcam of which I thought it came in handy to create illustrations to accompany my stories. I found out that I could tell stories with my face as well. I never knew that before. From then on slowly my way of story telling changed. Body language suits me better than written words and nowadays my self-portraits, are telling my stories. Sometimes I do write a little poem to illustrate a self-portrait. It’s the opposite now.


So who is and what is Lilith? Dutch Art Photographer HenriĂŤtte van Gasteren (Sevenum, 1964), using the artist name Lilith, is a storyteller with a passion for photography. Since 2006 her self-portraits have been telling her stories. Her recurring themes have been women, vulnerability, identity, female archetypes, gender bending and of course, life itself. But above all freedom and equality. Lilith creates humorous, ironic self portraits around her own home. A house shows who we are and over 5 years Lilith shared her home with her audience. Every corner of the room appears in her extraordinary photography. A story in images about women, vulnerability, eroticism and much more. In 2012 the time for change had come. For her latest series of self-portraits home owners unknown to her have offered their houses

as sets. After she contacted the newspapers dozens of house owners offered their homes for her new self-portraits. Lilith visited the houses, often without the presence of the owner, their faith in her shown by giving her their house keys and carte blanche to use the rooms as she wished. Lilith, in both her life and her work communicates with the things discovered around her so in these new and strange sites the artistic possibilities explode with sometimes surprising results. Her photography changed but still remained unmistakably ‘Lilith’.


It is not often we come across a body of work based on self portraits, especially something that is as stunning as yours, so thank you for sharing your work with us. So, the obvious questions is, why self portraits? Cant you allow other people to photography you? My pleasure. Thanks for your compliment. I don’t want someone else to direct my life, therefore I don’t want someone else to direct/ photograph my self-portraits, because they are showing my life, my vision. They are telling my story and I just have to do that all by myself without someone watching over my shoulder. What are you trying to convey through your images? I am trying to make people think about things in life, social issues, that often seem logical, natural, evident, but

often aren’t. E.g. the division of family roles along stereotypical gender lines. Or homosexuality, discrimination, abuse etc. Sometimes people talk about my work being tongue in cheek and that’s also one of my tasks in life: to make people happy (with my work).


How do you come up with ideas for composition and story line? Is there a common theme or are they just random ideas? Since I am telling my story through my self-portraits I photograph myself how I feel that day. It all has to do with emotions. I cannot make plans days in advance. When I enter those strangers’ houses with a small basket filled with random props I am completely blanc. I start to communicate with the environment, with the people who aren’t present at that very moment. Communication inside of my head based on my emotions. The thing that really surprised me is that even though those house owners aren’t present, they still influence my work by the first impression I got from them. (Most of the time I paid one visit to them to introduce myself.) That fact made me wonder about freedom. Are we ever completely free or are we always taking account of others, of society and its rules, (un)knowingly?


Does it involve alot of trial and errors, since you cant see the exact composition until the image has been captured, and then having to go back to the camera to check and then to make the necessary changes? Since I am photographing myself a couple of years now I am experienced but still it can be tough to get the image exactly right. I always start with the background. It seems I love playing with lines, it’s in my system, in my way of looking, I cannot help it. Sometimes I am astonished because I’ve only made 4 photographs of one situation to get the perfect image, but once in a while the perfectionist inside of me needs about 200, for example when I am smoking. I am a non-smoker, but think smoke can be a sexy element in photos. It’s hard to control and get it exactly right. At the other hand I do welcome the unexpected. I never have a complete image in my mind, only half an idea, and just go with the flow. The accidence sometimes turns out to be much better than the original plan. I encourage an open mind. To me it’s always a challenge to create an image in a difficult position, it’s some kinda sports to make it succeed. Physically and mentally. I never go to the gym because I practise my photography ;) I know there are computer programs

which allow you to see what you are photographing but I definitely don’t want to use them. I think using them will stimulate ‘posing’. I am afraid I will lose my spontaneity, meaning being too much aware of what I am doing and not being completely natural and free anymore. Even when I shoot an ordinary cell phone selfie I don’t want to see what I am doing, therefore I don’t want a front camera phone.


A lot of your images involve you being nude. Is this a major reason for the needs to self portraits? Does that make you feel comfortable? Would you consider yourself an exhibitionish or is it purely for the message you are trying to convey?

forward. Through my photography I rediscover faith in humanity.

Mankind is vulnerability incarnate. One can easily wound this creature, severely if one wishes. This is frightening. What lies around the next corner? Today’s online revolution makes this question even more loaded. A whole new world is at the disposal of people with an evil mind. At the same time kindheartedness is being given wings like never before. For me as an artist vulnerability represents the ultimate goodness. My art, every single self-portrait, is a reconnoitring expedition to discover maximum delicacy carried by a human being. By me. Every image is a step

There’s also one practical aspect: sometimes I just didn’t take the right clothes with me, because I never know what I will photograph that day in a strangers‘ house. Being nude doesn’t interfere with the atmosphere. A naked body (especially in art) seems natural to me. It’s like a dancer using his body telling stories while dancing. Or a potter using clay to create something beautiful. I consider my body to be the clay and I am the potter. Perhaps you could say I ended up being a dancer after all, but in a different way than usual.

Being nude can emphasize ones vulnerability. Just like clothes can determine the atmosphere of an image and make it completely different.


Your images are very vivid and bright in colour? why are you attracted to colour, and how does that help to convey your story? This series ´A house is not a home´ is in colour but I do photograph a lot in black and white as well. It depends on what I am trying to express. When I start photographing I always know whether the image will be either in colour or black and white. It´s determined by my emotions as well.

What are some important tips and advices you can give those of us who would like to do some self-portraits, and to create beautiful but more importantly engaging images? Just follow your intuition, listen to your heart and be sincere in what you intend to show the world. Stick to yourself. Being faithful to oneself makes you stronger and is a guarantee for honest work. Like I said before: it’s all about emotions, the photography itself comes secondly.


So are your self-portraits speaking to others about your life, your thoughts, your opinions, but from a 1st person perspective, almost? It’s from a 1st person perspective but my story is not only about me. It’s about women. It’s about people fighting for their identity. Being a woman is not always easy in a world dominated by men. Being gay neither is, despite being a man. Being black in a world dominated by white people isn’t easy as well. And so on. I recognize the struggle. It’s also my intention to support the underdog with “performances” falling somewhere between the real and apparent, my alter egos holding up a dead sharp mirror in front of women and men - calling out society’s ancient convictions.


You talked about colour and black and white. What are the typical emotions that would tell you that an image will be in either colour or black and white? I don’t know how to explain, but probably my black and white self-portraits are more down to earth. More sober. Back to basics. A feeling which is hard to describe for me.


Going back to the topic of nudes, have you always been comfortable in your own skin, or this was discovered through your photography project? I am not comfortable in my own skin. For example I hate to wear bikinis showing my body at the public pool. I am very insecure and not being that young anymore is making me even more uncomfortable. My body shows I have been carrying babies. Since I am a perfectionist I notice everything that is not perfect like striae, flat ass, big boobs, wrinkles etc. That’s also evidence my self-portraits are about vulnerability. I show myself in a vulnerable way and try

to see and show the beauty of it, both my naked body and mind. Most of the time I think my mind is even more exposed than my body. The usual photos in glossy magazines are not my cup of tea. Plastic people without imperfections. It’s unreal and frustrating for others, because no one can reach that kind of perfection. It just doesn’t exist in the real world. My photography is very confronting for myself. I trust I’ll have the guts to continue shooting myself despite aging and becoming more and more imperfect. I would like to be an example for others and give them strength by telling: you’re not alone in this. It happens to all of us. Just look at me.


You have earned alot of awards over the years with your work. Why enter into competitions? Can you talk about some of your memorable recognitions, including the latest awards? I don’t like being judged, therefore I don’t like competitions. Sometimes I enter one hoping I will be able to use possible PR resulting from it, because I would like more people to get to know my work. Lately I’ve been invited to take part in some juried competitions, me being the judge. I declined. At this point in my life I don’t feel the urge to judge about other people’s work. My judgement definitely would leave a mark on their work and subsequently their lives. I don’t want to be responsible for that right now even though it would probably look good on my cv to have judged some contests accompanied by ‘famous‘ fellow photographers/judges. In 2009 I’ve won 2nd prize – Merit of excellence- in the category of nude from the3rd Annual Photography Masters Cup: The Color Awards with my self-portrait ‘Banquet’. The first time I entered an international contest. Some of my photos, Banquet included, ended up in the local papers. The reporter emphasized some subscribers could probably leave but he insisted on this specific photo being published in the papers he was working for. I am still grateful for his courage, because now, about 5 years later, people still remember this. Lately I entered a national photography contest ´The self-portrait‘. I’ve won 1st public choice and 2nd juror’s choice with 2 different self-portraits out of 3000 self-portraits and only 4 prizes. That felt great, knowing to get support from so many people plus a jury who also recognizes the quality of my work in a different way. It’s hard to believe so many people do have faith in my work and me. It

really moves me and I am very thankful. No contest is ever objective therefore it shouldn’t matter whether I win or lose but still it feels different and better to be a winner. Strange how the mind functions, don’t you agree? In the meantime I’ve won prizes on a regular basis, with completely different selfportraits, cell phone shots and even some photos coming from a documentary I’ve made about a young woman suffering from Lyme disease. But I did lose as many contests. I hope you don’t consider me being a bragger. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. It’s all part of the game to be able to take ´no´ for an answer.


To see more of Lilith work, please visit http://www.lilithlove.eu/


The 2nd Zebra Awards

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It was an honour to be asked to help judge this year’s Zebra Awards. I enjoyed the task immensely, but I won’t say it was easy as the quality of the work submitted was so high. After looking through each picture several times decisions had to be made and I slowly began to order the shortlisted work. It was a pleasure to see the work and the diversity of style and approach. In the end, the photographs that really stood out for me did so by merit of: composition; creativity; originality; technical ability; and the message conveyed in the final image. The images that I placed higher than others had a certain something that made them stand out from the others. They captured my imagination and I found myself returning to them many times. Clayton Bastiani


Grand Winner


Daniel FOJT

Deep Sky Fine Art and Open http://www.fojtfoto.co.uk/

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Grand Winner


I was born in 1980 in Budapest, Hungary. My interested in photography started 1999 during my school years and my first chance to take photographs. I decided to move and to build a career in another country and the UK became my new home in 2009. The „Deep Sky” was created in 2012 in London at the venue of the Olympic Games. I had just moved to start my series of pictures for my second book called “London Montage”. I wanted to enter the Arena where the Olympic Games was taking place but unfortunatelly all the tickets had been sold. But as I walked up to the gates the whole image appeared before me like a vision and the roar of noise from the Arena caused goose bumps as I stood there. The crowds, the colours, the flags of all nationalies from around the world plus the sheer exuberance and excitement flooded into my vision. All my life I

have loved sport and performance as my mother was a circus acrobat and so the Olympic Games was an obvious theme for me. I created my technic in 2011 by using images as a layers and then I mix them with photoshop. The reason I started to work on this technic was that my relationship with my girlfriend ended 3 years ago and to deal with my emotions I grabbed my camera and started taking as many photos as possible to echo my emotions so that I could share how I felt. But one picture was not enough to show everything and that is how this technic was born. 3 years on and I have had several exhibitions, finished my first book and am working on the second. I am selling work in London and now that I have won this amazing prize I look forward to more opportunities and success. Thank you TZIPAC!


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Category Winners

JAIME TRAVEZAN

Memorial to the murdered jews of Europe Abstract and Contemporary http://www.jaimetravezan.com


HONG LINH LE

Light and Shadow # 2 Abstract and Contemporary http://www.lehonglinhphoto.com


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Bruna MARTINI

Despair Abstract and Contemporary http://www.martinib.eu


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Olga ROOK Untitled Fine Art and Open http://www.lifefixation.com


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Efrat WEIDBERG Happy hour Fine Art and Open


Darren MOORE

The Path Landscape and Nature http://www.darrenmoorephotography.com


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Jukka LAITILA

Rocks Landscape and Nature


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Elad KOREN

Tree of Life Landscape and Nature http://www.elad-koren.com


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1st Place

Pia PREZELJ

Woman in the Dunes People and Animals http://piaprezelj.com/


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CategoryWinners American Gothic People and Animals Scott PIERSON http://magiccimagery.tumblr.com/


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Scott FOWLER In the rain People and Animals http://www.scoiwi.com/


US$2000 Grand Prize

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Finalists Editor’s Selection

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Finalists Erick WAND

John & Son at HdR People and Animals http://www.image750.com

Manss AVAL

SymĂŠtrie de guerre #3

Abstract and Contemporary

http://www.manssaval.com


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Pedro DIAZ MOLINS Pyramid beauty Fine Art and Open


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Scott GILBANK

Milkman People and Animals http://scottgilbank.com

Scott FOWLER

Bryce 1 People and Animals http://www.scoiwi.com


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Kurt K GLEDHILL

Hadaka Matsuri People and Animals https://www.flickr.com/photos/101299215@N02/

Kurt K GLEDHILL

Raikyuji Abstract and Contemporary https://www.flickr.com/photos/101299215@N02/


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David GONZALEZ

Alien Abstract and Contemporary https://www.facebook.com/littstudios

David GONZALEZ

Gator People and Animals https://www.facebook.com/littstudios


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Anna Eleonora HAGLUND HELLSTROM Mirroring People and Animals http://flying-elk.wix.com/flying-elk-photo


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TEY HANG SENG

Misty Morning People and Animals http://donseyes.smugmug.com


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Finalists Sharif ISLAM

Solitude People and Animals http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog


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Finalists

Claire JEAN

abortion Abstract and Contemporary https://www.facebook.com/ColoringTheWorld


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Finalists

Andrew JK TAN

Snow Monkey People and Animals http://www.mentorgraphy.com


Brian JOYCE

Colourless Kaleidoscopic Abstract and Contemporary http://www.bgdigitalphotographs.co.uk/index.html

Brian JOYCE

Spikes in Black & White Abstract and Contemporary http://www.bgdigitalphotographs.co.uk/index.html


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Finalists

Jukka LAITILA

Pier 2 Landscape and Nature


HONG LINH LE

Spirit Fine Art and Open http://www.lehonglinhphoto.com

Jukka LAITILA

Pier 3 Landscape and Nature

HONG LINH LE

Misty Lake Landscape and Nature http://www.lehonglinhphoto.com


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Finalists Dawn LEBLANC

Hibiscus Lost Landscape and Nature http://dawnleblanc.com


Shifra LEVYATHAN Man and Cat People and Animals

Kristian LIEBRAND

zebra shot Fine Art and Open http://www.aktfotostudio-nrw.de


JEFFLIN LING

Light and Shadow Abstract and Contemporary


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Finalists

Swee Hoe LIM

Take A Rest Landscape and Nature http://www.yiphotostation.com


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Finalists

Alf MANCIAGLI

Vatican Spiral Stairway Abstract and Contemporary http://gecko.fotomerchant.com/


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Finalists Merav NAOR-WEINSTOCK lost childhood Fine Art and Open http://www.merav-naor.com


Suryo ONGKOWIDJAJA Flawed Beggar People and Animals

Suryo ONGKOWIDJAJA Concrete Stone Worker Abstract and Contemporary


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Finalists

Suryo ONGKOWIDJAJA Mystical Journey Landscape and Nature

Suryo ONGKOWIDJAJA The Rider Abstract and Contemporary


Lucian Claudiu OROS Still Standing Fine Art and Open

Diane PIRRMANN

Silence Fine Art and Open http://stickcabinstudio.com


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Finalists

Scott PIERSON

Woodwork People and Animals http://magiccimagery.tumblr.com/


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Tern PUN HIANG Lady in the Market People and Animals

Darrell PRIVOTT

Raw Fire and Thunder in the Streets Abstract and Contemporary http://www.t7images.com


Judass PRIEST

going under Fine Art and Open http://www.facebook.com/dithar.lwin


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Finalists

Michelle ROBINSON Silence Landscape and Nature


Theressa PUTLAND

Dizzy Wizzy People and Animals http://www.theressaputlandphotography.com.au

Cenci ROBERTO

Reflected In Alexanderplatz Fine Art and Open http://www.artlimited.net/12341


Mateusz RZEWUSKI

El tunel del port Abstract and Contemporary http://mateuszrzewuski.blogspot.com


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Finalists

Olga ROOK

Still Waters Fine Art and Open http://www.lifefixation.com


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Finalists

Adam TAN

Tea break People and Animals https://www.facebook.com/YahuaTanPhotoWorks

Adam TAN

Happy hour People and Animals https://www.facebook.com/YahuaTa skip_nax_wizard=true


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Finalists

Steve SOCHA

Alfie’s Abstract and Contemporary https://www.stevesocha.com

Adam TAN

Morning delight Landscape and Nature https://www.facebook.com/YahuaTanPhotoWorks


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Finalists Marcin TOKARZ Passing by People and Animals

Cristina VENEDICT

waiting for love People and Animals http://www.cristinavenedict.ro


Edmond TERAKOPIAN Glasgow Landscape and Nature http://www.terakopian.com

Edmond TERAKOPIAN Love Your Job People and Animals http://www.terakopian.com

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At TZIPAC, our vision is to share amazing and inspiring artworks from around the world. Therefore, we are proud in this issue to highlight the work of AMPt, an international community of mobile photographic artists who shares similar vision as ours. We are also delighted that several members from AMPt have gained awards and recognitions in our 2013 GoPix Awards. We hope to collaborate with AMPt closely in the future to bring you cutting edge mobile photographic arts from around the world.

What is AMPt? AMPt Community is a global network of mobile photographers, artists, and videographers that have come together to teach, learn, share, and inspire. Our main features include blog posts, discussion forums, biweekly chats, image features, member features, and a photo gallery of images shared by our members. When a mobile photographer joins AMPt Community, they have the opportunity to connect with other members, create content, discuss trends and innovations within the mobile genre, and to share imagery. This includes conducting interviews, writing articles, beta testing mobile apps, exhibitions, and so much more!


Š Andrew Hays

Our Mission: AMPt is a worldwide collective of mobile photographers and artists. Unique in the diversity of photographic styles and artistic flavors, the community draws these separate influences together into one melting pot. AMPt positions itself as an information resource for emerging and established mobile photographers who want to find information and tutorials alongside inspirational photography and mobile art. AMPt sets out to promote the sharing of knowledge and accentuate extraordinary talent - for the benefit of the whole mobile photography community. This mission is summed up in our mantra: Teach - Learn - Share Inspire


Š Brandon Kidwell

Our Vision: AMPt believes that mobile device photography is a tool for documentation and can be a legitimate avenue for artistic expression. We strive to stretch our imagination and generate original thought, explore new territory in development of mobile device imaging, all the while taking a closer look at ourselves and the world we live in. We are enthusiasts and seek to push the boundaries of this art form by learning from each other and from other artists who share our same sentiments. Our shared experiences in mobile device photography assist in continuing to inspire, develop and progress this growing art form. We are committed to the promotion of unique established and emerging artists. This vision is summed up in our motto: “BE. ORIGINAL.�


The story behind AMPt The story of AMPt began with a group of individuals that were exposing image thieves on Instagram. However, the daily contact with so much negativity led founder Frank Mathews to come up with a more positive solution. He gathered a team of top mobile photographers and asked them to share their tips and tricks with the entire mobile community. The goal was to encourage people to develop their own skills, instead of stealing from others. This original group was called A.M.P.t., or Advanced Mobile Photography Team, and launched on Nov. 1, 2011. The group continued to thrive and offer tutorials, artist features, and develop it’s own system of initiatives called Pillars. But it didn’t stop there. The growing interest in the group led to the decision to change AMPt from an exclusive team, to a global AMPt Community. With the groundwork in place, AMPt took a leap on January 1, 2012 and launched amptcommunity.com, welcoming the larger mobile photographic community to sign up and be heard. We currently have close to 4,000 members that have uploaded about 32,000 images. With the website expansion also came a presence on top social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Google+.


© Chuck Rose

© Jessica Andrews


We are extremely proud of our members that placed as both finalists and winners in the recent GoPix awards. We are grateful that so many have chosen AMPt as a creative home, and we are constantly inspired by the amount of emotion, drive, and talent on display in our gallery. If you’d like to join AMPt Community, please visit our website and create an account. We manually approve each of our new members as a way to protect the community from spam, and from people or organizations that have non-mobile related motivations for joining. We also like to be sure you receive a welcome from one of our leadership team members. So please be patient if it takes a day or so for your membership to be approved. Join us!


Š Josh St. Germain


© Erika C. Brothers

© Philip Parsons


Š Michelle Robinson


We are proud to run our very first charity based competition where 100% of net proceed will be donated to Unicef New Zealand. We are equally excited to have CyberLink Corp as our sponsored partner for this event. The Grand Winner will be awarded a copy of the Creative Director 2 Suite, as well as international exposure via our platform.

We are also pleased to announce that EVERY entrants will receive a FREE copy of the Photo Director 4 Ultra from Cyberlink Corp. Share your passion of photography and make a difference. Deadline: 30 June 2014

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The 2013 GoPix Awards International Mobile Photographic Art Competition


Our Esteemed Juror Sarah Jarrett Sarah is an international award winning artist who specialises in mobile photographic art. Her stunning images have gained international recognition, including being the Winner of ‘Mobile Artist/Photographer of the Year’ at the Mobile Photography Awards 2012/13


Grand Award Winner Aylin Argun

It is pretty difficult to express with words how I felt happy and honoured when I heard of the results of 2013 GoPix Awards. It would cross my mind that I would get the 1. place of category. However getting the Grand Winner Award became a great surprise and a huge happiness for me. I realized that works of high quality and high artistic value were awarded when I searched for the results of the competitions which were organized by TZIPAC last year. The reason behind my wish to join this competition was to try myself in such a significant platform, and the result became a great honour for me. I took this photograph with my iPhone4 camera through using self-timer; putting a palm shell on my face as a mask which I found during my walk in a Mediterranean coastal town. It was quite a spontaneous shoot. “Mask� reminds me of paganism and of the people who live in primitive tribes as a part of nature. I like the feel of timelessness that the photograph offers, as well.


© Aylin Argun I’ve been working on iPhone photography and I edit my photographs via iPhone applications for over three years. Along with black&white photography works, I have been working on painterly photography with an emphasis on auto/ biography. In fact, life itself as a whole and human nature are my fountains of inspiration. In addition to this, nature, songs, books, experiences and dreams, metaphysical world and subconscious are my interests which make me ponder. The ways of human beings, especially of women, and of animals to struggle for life, their ways of existence despite all the difficulties attract my attention very much. Besides, I have highly simple Black & White photographs, painterly and fictional works

in my portfolio, as well. I like to combine photography with painting, to control the colours and to create a new world on that photograph. The important issue for both is that they tell a story. Sometimes, it begins with a topic which occupies my mind. Then, I fictionalize the issues in my mind and turn them into photograph. Other times, the photos I have taken direct and help me on this process, and so do the materials collected from the nature: trees, clouds, the sea, plants, flowers, which I frequently use in my works. I do not like to use somebody else’s visuals. I prefer to shoot and create on my own. And the monochrome photos that I just turned into Black & White and did not edit at all… I just let them rest so that they can tell the story themselves.


Categories Winners

2nd Place Landscape and Nature ARTIST: Gabor SCHLOSSER IMAGE TITLE: Windmill


2nd Place Open ARTIST: Jeanette SERRAT IMAGE TITLE: The Little Man With Big Dreams


2nd Place People and Animals ARTIST: Michelle ROBINSON IMAGE TITLE: 30 seconds


3rd Place Abstract and Contemporary ARTIST: Michelle ROBINSON IMAGE TITLE: Echoing Escher 3/3


3rd Place People and Animals ARTIST: Michelle ROBINSON IMAGE TITLE: Kakashi On The Street


1st Place People and Animals Nino CANNIZZARO ARTIST: IMAGE TITLE: Untitled


1st Place People and Animals ARTIST: Nino CANNIZZARO IMAGE TITLE: The Butterfly


1st Place Abstract and Contemporary ARTIST: Ale DI GANGI IMAGE TITLE: Walking on thin ice


2nd Place Abstract and Contemporary ARTIST: Armineh HOVANESIAN IMAGE TITLE: The Mood I’m In


2nd Place Open ARTIST: Aylin ARGUN IMAGE TITLE: Crying memories


1st Place Landscape and Nature ARTIST: Gianluca RICOVERI IMAGE TITLE: Landscape 113


2nd Place Landscape and Nature ARTIST: Gianluca RICOVERI IMAGE TITLE: Landscape 390


3rd Place Landscape and Nature ARTIST: Gianluca RICOVERI IMAGE TITLE: Peonias


3rd Place Open ARTIST: Aylin ARGUN IMAGE TITLE: Padma


GoPix Awards Finalists Editor’s Selection To view the 2013 GoPix Awards Winners E-Book, please CLICK HERE.

© Abdul CADER


© Oren WEITZ

© Madiha ABDO


© Demian REGEHR

© Oren WEITZ

© John GAMBLE


© Geri CENTONZE

© Alex FINLAYSON


© Geri CENTONZE

© Armineh HOVANESIAN


© Fränk MUNO


© Ale DI GANGI

© ALBERTO GAYTAN MARTINEZ


© Carmen PORTEIRO

© Aylin ARGUN


© Aylin ARGUN

© Todd LEBAN


© Michelle ROBINSON

© Todd LEBAN © Jessica STEBBINGS


© Michelle ROBINSON


© Paula DIXON


© Josh ST.GERMAIN

© Josh ST.GERMAIN


© Geri CENTONZE

© Simona BONANNO


© Danielle SALVADORI

© Paula DIXON

© Danielle SALVADORI


© Simona BONANNO

© Heline LAM

To view the 2013 GoPix Awards Winners E-Book, please CLICK HERE.


US$2000 Grand Prize

Fees From US$1 per image for Stage 1 Deadline: 30 June 2014 www.tzipac.com

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43mm Magazine Issue 4  

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