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People’s Choice Awards – PX3 Paris 2015

What a nice surprise and great start to the New Year! I am chuffed to announce that I received a 1st Place (Gold) Award in the Automotive Adevrtising Pro Category (a first for me in this category) and a 2nd Place (Silver) Award in the Fine Art Landscape Pro Category at the Prix De La Photographie (PX3) Paris – People’s Choice Awards 2015! Both photos were taken in Dubai in 2015 when I went over to do a few workshops.

The first photo, “Warp Speed“, was created along the busy Sheik Zayed (E11) Road with the iconic and futuristic architecture as a backdrop as a beautiful blue Bentley raced by.  I positioned myself behind some concrete blocks for safety waiting patiently for “the shot”.  My vision for this shot is encapsulated in the title as I wanted to emphasis the velocity of the moment as if the cars were coming out of hyperspeed.   Dubai is truly a city born in the sands and raised in the skies.

People's-Choice-Awards---PX3-2015---1st-Place---Gold---AutoAdverstisingPro---WarpSpeed The second photo, “Onederful“, is a photo of a Galf Tree in the desert during sunset.  It was a windy day with the sand pelting me as I positioned myself for a composition to capture the symphonic movement of the skies with the sway of the tree.  It was a magical moment.  Something I will never forget.

People's-Choice-Awards---PX3-2015---2nd-Place---Silver---FineArt-LandscapeProCongrats to all the winners!

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L Space / Humber Gallery Exhibition

I am proud to announce that my black and white version of “Skógafoss, Iceland“, one of my most awarded photographs, was 1 of 15 images selected to appear in an exhibition at the new L Space / Humber Gallery at the Humber College North Campus!  This photo has received several distinctions including First Place Position and Editor’s Choice in the Landscape Category at 500px and several awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2014,  the Monochrome Awards 2014,  PX3 Paris 2015, and the 5th Annual Exposure Award 2015 where it was exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris! It was also featured in an interview I did with Digital Photographer Magazine (UK) Issue 164!  It was also exhibited on billboards across Canada with the Paint The City Project!


My Description:  “Skógafoss, Iceland” is an iconic emblem of the beauty that flows out of every part of Iceland. As a long exposure photograph, the photograph is a fusion of physical perception and autobiographical and metaphorical insight where the how and what of taking a photograph becomes secondary to why we make the photograph the way we do to better understand our motivations as artists. It is my way of creating a parallel world of feeling that you are immersed in something that is intellectually and imaginatively beautiful and embracing the paradox that reality is both negotiable and essential to fine art photography. As an inspiration, I wanted to capture a fluidity and dynamism in this composition by creating a symmetry-asymmetry between elements and forming an equilibrium between the luminosity and shadow in the photograph to create a phenomenological presence, as if the viewer is experiencing the moment with me, and a palpable absence to the viewer to fill in their own blanks. These principles help shape my photographic vision.

Skogafoss - BW - SZP - JK (2)

For those interested in attending the exhibition, it will run from September 15th-October 15th, 2015 at the Humber Gallery, Learning Resource Commons (First Floor) at the North Campus location.

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Fifth Annual Exposure Award 2015 – Musee Du Louvre

The Fifth Annual Exposure Award was viewed by more than 5 Million photography enthusiasts across the entire globe.  To say that I am thrilled to have a photo of mine chosen and displayed at the Musee du Louvre in Paris is an understatement!  I am happy, humbled and honoured by it all. Congratulations to all the artists!

Below is the Official Letter of Recognition along with my “Skogafoss, Iceland” photograph that was displayed at the exhibition at one of the most renowned museums in the world.  You can also find my profile during the international competition here.

My photo will also be included in a book for charity as part of the Night Photography Collection (pg.29).

Exposure Award 2015 - Louvre - Skogafoss - SZP-JK

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