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.