Entries must feature an image in which a human being (or more than one), or part thereof, is the key element. The image may range from a head to full-length study or depict a part of the human form. It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject. A self-portrait is acceptable. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted.
There is a myriad of ways to show the adjective in photographs. As an adjective, the word 'abandoned' can be used in several ways to describe a deep feeling, action and reaction around the nature of things e.g. a vacant, old, desolate building or car; left to a state of disuse etc. Should not include a human figure as the centre of interest.
An image in which the reflections of a subject provides the centre of interest. They may be produced by water, windows, metal etc. Reflection must be a real reflection, not created in post processing or by any other artificial means. Mirror reflections will be excluded.
Nico will give what will be a truly inspiring presentation. Originally from Argentina, he travels the world by bicycle with a special focus on remote regions and its inhabitants. He has cycled over 87,000 kms across four continents and 88 countries.
"Over five years I have pushed myself to the limits. I have reached the most remote corners of this planet and I have spent my life with some of the most extraordinary people I could have met .... I have faced the best but also the worst that humanity has to offer and I have also seen myself face to face with death on a few occasions. I lived the stories I tell and photographed them."
Friends and family are welcome to attend
Note: To cover the fee incurred with Nico's presentation a $5.00 cover charge per person is suggested.
The image must have photographic origin with the original image/work having been made by the photographer. The photograph may have been modified during exposure in the camera or modified after exposure with experimental or digital techniques. The subject covers entries that display a novel or unusual combination of objects and/or viewpoint.