Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 16th November 2016
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,000
Thanks: 1,976
Thanked 3,140 Times in 2,449 Posts
Likes: 3,362
Liked 4,437 Times in 2,104 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy Dave View Post
Hang on guys! All of them are not that bad. Especially the profile image to be seen on this NPG page.

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/twppp-2016/exhibition.php

Just returned home from the NPG, with a warm glow from having my photo selected. First time entry and using my wonderful OM-D EM-5. Even you hardened blokes would have had a lump in the throat to have seen a wonderful image taken by a young man confined to a wheelchair with severe physical and other difficulties. Simply amazing and life affirming.

Oh, and one more thing, I printed 44 x 33cms for the exhibition not daring to go bigger. I needn't have worried, it looks great at about 6ft x 8ft at the exhibition entrance.

One happy feller.

David
To be honest, Dave, from the entries I've seen so far yours should have won by a country mile. Well done!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Zuiko For This Useful Post:
Crazy Dave (16th November 2016)
The Following Users Liked This Post:
bilbo (17th November 2016), Crazy Dave (16th November 2016), Naughty Nigel (16th November 2016), shenstone (16th November 2016)
  #17  
Old 16th November 2016
Crazy Dave Crazy Dave is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Surrey
Posts: 656
Thanks: 57
Thanked 76 Times in 59 Posts
Likes: 179
Liked 250 Times in 127 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners



Last night's award ceremony. Can't tell you what that felt like seeing my entry displayed as a banner. Wife's iPhone

Our very own Norman Smith in the foreground. Looking forward to seeing his pics. Thank you John

David
__________________
The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 16th November 2016
Crazy Dave Crazy Dave is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Surrey
Posts: 656
Thanks: 57
Thanked 76 Times in 59 Posts
Likes: 179
Liked 250 Times in 127 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by bilbo View Post
I don't understand. I just don't understand why this image won.

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/twppp-...on_B&promo=389
Hi Brian

Here is an excerpt from the NPG News Release today announcing the winner Claudio Rasano.

"The winning Portrait, part of Rasano's series 'Similar Uniforms: We refuse to compare' was taken in February 2016, in Johannesburg, South Arica and focuses on issues of preserving individuality in the context of school uniforms. The photograph was shot in daylight, outdoors and in front of a plain white paper background.

Rasano explains "Children themselves have been known to rebel against uniforms, especially as they approach the awkward age characterised by the need to fit in and the desire to stand out, all at the same time. Some experts too have spoken out against school uniforms on the grounds that they surprise individuality and diversity"

Well, there you have it. Convinced? Not sure I am.

Regards

David
__________________
The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Crazy Dave For This Useful Post:
bilbo (16th November 2016)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Naughty Nigel (16th November 2016)
  #19  
Old 16th November 2016
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,000
Thanks: 1,976
Thanked 3,140 Times in 2,449 Posts
Likes: 3,362
Liked 4,437 Times in 2,104 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy Dave View Post


Last night's award ceremony. Can't tell you what that felt like seeing my entry displayed as a banner. Wife's iPhone

Our very own Norman Smith in the foreground. Looking forward to seeing his pics. Thank you John

David
I'm curious that they chose your image for a huge banner rather than the winner. That speaks volumes so far as I'm concerned!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
bilbo (17th November 2016), shenstone (16th November 2016)
  #20  
Old 16th November 2016
shenstone's Avatar
shenstone shenstone is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 3,366
Thanks: 164
Thanked 316 Times in 240 Posts
Likes: 407
Liked 504 Times in 278 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuiko View Post
I'm curious that they chose your image for a huge banner rather than the winner. That speaks volumes so far as I'm concerned!
Someone in the organisation had better taste!
__________________
My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

My places
http://www.shenstone.me.uk
http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
https://vimeo.com/shenstone
http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Naughty Nigel (16th November 2016)
  #21  
Old 16th November 2016
bilbo bilbo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 1,079
Thanks: 255
Thanked 174 Times in 152 Posts
Likes: 148
Liked 205 Times in 110 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy Dave View Post
Hi Brian

Here is an excerpt from the NPG News Release today announcing the winner Claudio Rasano.

"The winning Portrait, part of Rasano's series 'Similar Uniforms: We refuse to compare' was taken in February 2016, in Johannesburg, South Arica and focuses on issues of preserving individuality in the context of school uniforms. The photograph was shot in daylight, outdoors and in front of a plain white paper background.

Rasano explains "Children themselves have been known to rebel against uniforms, especially as they approach the awkward age characterised by the need to fit in and the desire to stand out, all at the same time. Some experts too have spoken out against school uniforms on the grounds that they surprise individuality and diversity"

Well, there you have it. Convinced? Not sure I am.

Regards

David
Yes. I did read that and I sighed. And no, I'm not at all convinced. Your picture, I like though!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 16th November 2016
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 671
Thanks: 86
Thanked 114 Times in 94 Posts
Likes: 100
Liked 113 Times in 77 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Clicking on each of the images brings up a panel with background info and a summary of the judges' views.
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to raichea For This Useful Post:
Phill D (17th November 2016)
  #23  
Old 16th November 2016
Naughty Nigel's Avatar
Naughty Nigel Naughty Nigel is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 9,419
Thanks: 376
Thanked 545 Times in 460 Posts
Likes: 3,254
Liked 2,250 Times in 1,486 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy Dave View Post
It's kind of difficult for me having come through the traditional camera club route, to see what others with far greater knowledge see in the photos under discussion. I see things pictorially or straight. Some of the exhibits I've seen today are truly moving once you've heard the story. The autistic girl from Mongolia, the granddaughter portraying her grandfather's decline and eventual passing, the brothel visitors.

I'm trying hard to understand what I'm presented with, I realise I may not get there, I need the narrative. So, I am trying to unlearn. One move is to step away from the RPS aesthetic with its obsession with technical perfection and almost devoid of any appreciation of the emotional impact of a photograph. I've seen enough in the last two weeks to confirm my deliberations about not renewing my membership. Fortunately, there's plenty of other exciting work out there that I'm going to try to get to grips with.

Hope this contributes to the debate.


David
That is an interesting viewpoint David, which I am grateful for. I am sure there is a lot more to some of these photographs than meets the eye. But without the background information we can only view the photographs as we see them.

My wife has some photographs of her late father that she took on her old phone at a family gathering shortly after her dad was diagnosed with a terminal condition and given weeks to live. The resolution is very poor, (640 x 480 I think), so the image quality is dire. They certainly wouldn't' print well, but they have great emotional value to my wife. But would that make them worthy winners of a prestigious photographic competition? I think not.
__________________
---------------

Naughty Nigel


Difficult is worth doing
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 17th November 2016
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,616
Thanks: 1,158
Thanked 1,374 Times in 1,269 Posts
Likes: 981
Liked 2,269 Times in 1,079 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Thanks Steve. Now I've read the explanation words I'm still not sure I'm any the wiser.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
raichea (17th November 2016)
  #25  
Old 17th November 2016
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 671
Thanks: 86
Thanked 114 Times in 94 Posts
Likes: 100
Liked 113 Times in 77 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Me neither
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 17th November 2016
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 5,671
Thanks: 370
Thanked 1,245 Times in 934 Posts
Likes: 149
Liked 5,949 Times in 1,938 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Surely a photograph that is good enough to win a major prestigious portrait competition should stand alone and not need a narrative to justify its status? It might be different if it were reportage or battlefield shots etc, but a portrait?

Crazy Dave's shot has massive visual impact and can be appreciated without a half page of A4 to explain it. Like others here I don't understand the judges' decision on the winner.
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Portfolio Site
Instagram
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Naughty Nigel (17th November 2016)
  #27  
Old 17th November 2016
Ricoh Ricoh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,792
Thanks: 592
Thanked 421 Times in 373 Posts
Likes: 787
Liked 1,919 Times in 1,143 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

The competition is rigged.
__________________
Steve

on flickr
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 17th November 2016
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 5,671
Thanks: 370
Thanked 1,245 Times in 934 Posts
Likes: 149
Liked 5,949 Times in 1,938 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
The competition is rigged.
Why do you think that Steve?
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Portfolio Site
Instagram
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 17th November 2016
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 5,503
Thanks: 344
Thanked 486 Times in 406 Posts
Likes: 2,131
Liked 1,246 Times in 710 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

I went dutifully to the TW portrait exhibitions in 2012, 2013 and 2014, but I haven't been since.

Taylor Wessing are corporate lawyers, and (with some honourable exceptions!) in my humble opinion they attract and reward safe and corporate images. For challenging and interesting portraits (mostly paintings, though) I recommend the BP awards.

I do however like the images of the New Work winner - have a look at his website. For me this is on a completely different level from the bland, depth-free main winners.
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
http://www.microcontrast.com
Too much Oly gear.
Panasonic 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 17th November 2016
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 5,503
Thanks: 344
Thanked 486 Times in 406 Posts
Likes: 2,131
Liked 1,246 Times in 710 Posts
Re: Taylor Wessing winners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuiko View Post
Maybe my daughter should enter next year. This is a self portrait she took recently as part of a project depicting the repression and stereotyping of women for her A level course. She did her make-up herself, to achieve a manikin like appearance and reinforced this by sewing thread onto the print to represent puppet strings. I think she did quite well, not least for manoeuvring the tripod in our tiny kitchen!

This is absolutely great!

Does your daughter know the work of Cindy Sherman the American photographer:

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/cindy-...till-number-84

Well worth exploring I would suggest.

She might also be interested to see the 1970s Feminist photography exhibition at the Photographers Gallery in London if she hasn't been: http://thephotographersgallery.org.u...6-8-january-20
[Some of us grizzled ageing male members of this forum might find that show to be a bit over-obsessed with female bodily functions, but it does honestly also contain some really superb images!]
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
http://www.microcontrast.com
Too much Oly gear.
Panasonic 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to drmarkf For This Useful Post:
iso (18th November 2016)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taylor Wessing Portrait Competition - Yikes! Crazy Dave The lounge 24 20th December 2016 11:24 AM
Taylor Wessing Corportrait Prize drmarkf The lounge 2 11th November 2015 01:41 PM
Taylor Wessing - Shortlist Graham_of_Rainham The lounge 12 15th October 2015 02:57 AM
Taylor Wessing time again... Graham_of_Rainham The lounge 0 10th November 2014 01:08 PM
2013 Taylor Wessing Portrait Winner Graham_of_Rainham The lounge 0 14th November 2013 10:23 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:25 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger