During August, the first #FeedbackFrenzy came to a close - over 160 participants and 40 teams wrote almost 2,000 critiques. I was blown away by the effort everyone put in, and the size the contest came to!! I am so honoured to have been involved of the organisation and coordination of such an event
Here is a feature for the winners, as promised. They aren't all photographers, but I thought it would be fitting to include the winners in here
First Place (Grand Prize Winners):
You can read about all the runners up and individual awards over at the official announcement blog!
Congratulations to all involved!
Interview with =JPtHart
=JPtHart has a gallery full of inspiring nature photos. His images look at nature in a new way; through use of colour, light, composition, and movement, Jan-Pieter creates truly unique photographs. The emotions portrayed in his artwork ranges from bright and cheerful to dark and sombre.
17 / Male / Netherlands
- Why or how did you get started with photography?
Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I think I was 9 when I bought my first compact camera, which I saved for. When I was fourteen, I became more serious about it, and it slowly became my passion. Capturing things and trying to make an interesting photo out of any ordinary subject really spoke to me, and it still does.
- Your photos are very interesting. What inspires you when you create them?
You will never find me waiting for inspiration to come in my room, I'm never in a lack of ideas. Even if I don't have a specific idea, I just grab my camera and bicycle and explore forests, meadows and heathlands. Luckily, I live in a very nice area, and there are still parts of nature for me to discover. So, my main inspiration is nature itself, but music and other artists play a role as well.
- Which of your own photos are you the most proud of, and why?
It's hard for me to pick an all time favourite. I can't look at my own photos objectively, there are always things that bother me, even if no one else sees it. But if I have to choose one, I'd go for World through different eyes. This is the first time I experimented with camera movement, something I've done several times afterwards. It's also my first Daily Deviation, so there are a lot of milestones in this photo!
Thanks very much for the interview, Jan-Pieter!
You can browse the rest of =JPtHart's gallery here.
Female / 18 / Brazil
Art Collection / Photographic
A really special group which works hard to find, share, and promote amazing photos! Well worth your watch.
If you've got any ideas to help me improve the series, or just want to share some photos for next time, please sent me a note!
mayday, mayday, i am going down by =ateist-kleranty
Forest of dancing trees by =JPtHart
Ghostly echoes by =JPtHart
Close your eyes by =JPtHart
...And danger was near by =JPtHart
Bittersweet by =JPtHart
The howling by =JPtHart
Shine a light by =JPtHart
City of Mountains by =amalia-x
Frost and Fire by ~Dee-T
Flaming Poison Frog by =Ben-Kelevra
Sunsetting III by ~Vinyl-Disco
The girl who swam with books by =dienutza
D096 by *miobi
water the stream, let it grow by =Nilanja
Country Colours by ^Kaz-D
Japanese girl in blue by *Witoldhippie
Nastya by ~NerySoul
Cape Frehel after the storm by *StefanHefele
Human Footprint by ~MaaykeKlaver
...praha XXIII... by *roblfc1892
Ghost Town by *Nelleke
forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest by ~justina-m
Lux Aeterna VIII by !mera-art
Relinquish by `IsacGoulart
Sunset from the Aumar lake by *MaximeCourty
Snowing by =Fra-Emer
Reinebringen Sunset by ~Alex37
Does that mean I have to walk on water? by ~saratheresee
The real Violetta by ~Hart-Worx
klaten story by ~robinpika
A Thorn in the Rose by *Eman333
Summer Blue by `night-fate
Let it fall like rain. by ~saratheresee
Improviso by *Morgan-Lou
storm chaser by ~SilverScreened
Day 215: Otterbourne by ^Kaz-D
All around in my home town by ~uglybug
faun by *snolover