Lorne is pleased to announcement that three of his images won awards at this years Photography Masters Cup.
Lorne's image of the elephant with the clouds won overall first place in the Wildlife category. The image of the Eiffel Tower won in the Fine Art category and an image from Lorne's Jacuzzi ad campaign won in the Advertising Photography category.
About the Photography Masters Cup (from the Masters Cup website):
The world’s leading creatives nominate the finest color photography. The Photography Master Cup is a global online awards show recognizing excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the finest professional and non-professional photographers and is presented by International Color Awards.
International Color Awards annual Photography Masters Cup promotes the finest contemporary photographers to the world’s leading art directors, agencies, editors, galleries, curators, publishers, and dealers of photographic art. The program provides an international stage for established professional photographers to show their best work to important key industry tastemakers who can take their profile and reputation to the next level of commercial success.
Thousands of images were received from ninety-two countries. The nominated photographers were selected by a who’s who judging panel from the international photography community, including Christie’s (New York), National Geographic (Washington) and Fox Broadcasting Company (Los Angeles). The Panel reviewed the images online over an eight-week period. “The Masters Cup celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,” said the awards Creative Director Basil O’Brien.
You can view the 3rd Annual Winners Gallery online at www.photomasterscup.com.
“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” -G.K. Chesterton
The Depictive Level: frame (part II of IV)
The next transformative element is the frame. A photograph has edges; the world does not. The edges separate what is in the picture from what is not. The frame corrals the content of the photograph all at once. The objects, people, events, or forms that are in the forefront of a photographer's attention when making the fine framing decisions are the recipients of the frame's emphasis. The frame resonates off them and, in turn, draws the viewer’s attention to them.
Just as monocular vision creates juxtapositions of lines and shapes within the image, edges create relationships between these lines and shapes and the frame. The relationships that the edges create are both visual and ‘contentual’. For some pictures the frame acts passively. It is where the picture ends. The structure of the picture begins within the image and works its way out to the frame.
For some pictures the frame is active. The structure of the picture begins with the frame and works inward. While we know that the buildings, sidewalks, and sky continue beyond the edges of an urban landscape, the world of the photograph is contained within the frame. It is not a fragment of a larger world.
The Nature of Photographs
“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” -Pablo Picasso
Great art isn't subjective:
Beauty is not strictly in the eye of the beholder, a new study says. Great works of art appear to follow rules of proportion and design that have universal appeal, at least in Western culture. Italian neuroscientists showed images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci to 14 volunteers with no artistic training, some of whom had never been to a museum.
Some of the images were altered so that the original proportions of the sculptures were slightly modified. When subjects viewed the pictures of the original sculptures, scans of their brains showed a strong emotional response – they were clearly moved. There was much less response to the sculptures with subtle changes in proportion. "We were very surprised that very small modifications to images of the sculptures led to very strong modifications in brain activity," researcher Giacomo Rizzolatti tells LiveScience.com.
He believes that the human brain may have a special attraction to images that demonstrate the "golden ratio," an eye-pleasing proportion of 1-to-0.618 that shows up again and again in art and nature. This ratio can be found in a nautilus shell and spiral galaxies, and in Michelangelo's Pieti and the Pyramids. When the brain sees these magical proportions, Rizzolatti says, it interprets them as evidence of great beauty.
Excerpted from The Week magazine Friday, January 4, 2008