International Color Awards Honors Photographer Rod Mountain From Canada

International Color Awards Honors Photographer Rod Mountain From Canada

Vancouver, Canada (April 21, 2015) – Professional photographer Rod Mountain of Canada was presented with the 8th Annual International Color Awards Nominee in the category of Silhouette at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

8th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; Edinburgh Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London who honored Color Masters with 541 coveted title awards in 33 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,358 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Rod Mountain’s “Post Alley Silhouettes,” an exceptional image entered in the Professional category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

The image can be viewed at Post Alley Silhouettes | Rod Mountain

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.colorawards.com

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Photographer Christian Fleury Shoots Macfab Manufacturing for Sparketers

Photographer Christian Fleury Shoots Macfab Manufacturing for Sparketers

MacFab is one of those manufacturing places that has high end machinery and state of the art procedures to create extremely precise parts. They use terms like de-ionization, swiss-type CNC turning and micro-electro-polishing. Yet, the true advantage MacFab offers is a combination of passionate owners and highly skilled machinists and technicians.

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Applied Arts 2015 Winner, Martin Tremblay

Applied Arts 2015 Winner, Martin Tremblay

Congratulations to Martin Tremblay who won a prize in the Applied Arts 2015 international competition run by Applied Arts Mag, which rewards the best photographers and illustrators in the industry.

SOLAR STORM – STYLE AND THE APOCALYPSE

Will style matter in a post-apocalyptic world? And if it does, what will it look like? Forget the functional, dishevelled looks featured on the Walking Dead, fashion photographer Martin Tremblay’s vision is spectacularly haute couture—if somewhat less practical. After all, if the end of days were near, wouldn’t we all want to go down wearing Channel?

Tremblay’s inspiration came from the huzler.com story/hoax claiming NASA had predicted that a massive solar storm would plunge the world in darkness for six days in December 2014. “I didn’t care if it was true or not,” he says. “I just looked for the sickest place in the world to shoot.”

He found it at 4,207 metres, at the top of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii, and home to the most powerful telescopes in the world. Nothing or little ever grows among the cinder cones and lava rocks, but the broad volcanic landscape provided Tremblay with the perfect setting.

Captured through the telescopes of the University of California and shot with Tremblay’s exceptional eye for the unexpected, the photos of Solar Storm actually make us gasp. The models themselves seem to be straining to breathe. Is there a correlation, or a message, here, about the rarefied air of the high-fashion world? Or are we just looking for meaning where there is (and what’s wrong with that?) just pure, unadulterated beauty. After all, at the end of the day—or days as it were—it’s all any of us can hope to leave behind. Tremblay certainly will.

Solar Storm is featured in Australian magazine NOI.SE. Actually more of a high-end coffee-table book, NOI.SE showcases the best in fashion, design, culture and art from around the world.

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Applied Arts 2015 Winner, LM Chabot

Applied Arts 2015 Winner, LM Chabot

Congratulations to LM Chabot who won in the Travel Photography – Series category of the Applied Arts 2015 international competition run by Applied Arts Mag, which rewards the best photographers and illustrators in the industry.

Hawaii

“Contemplative images of the state of Hawaii”

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Applied Arts Winner 2015, Noah Fallis

Applied Arts Winner 2015, Noah Fallis

Congratulations to Noah Fallis who won a prize in the Applied Arts 2015 international competition run by Applied Arts Mag, which rewards the best photographers and illustrators in the industry.

Cowboy Portraits

Since migrating from Toronto to Calgary I had always been fascinated with the ruggedness and visual honesty of cowboys. Weathered faces from countless days in the foothills, every wrinkle telling of hardships and joys. They all seem to carry a quiet pride that dismisses the frivolity of urban life. In this series I have photographed nearly 50 cowboys over the years with the help of my intrepid “Cowboy Poet and Producer”, 87 year old Buddy Gale, who continues to open up the hills with his connections and enthusiasm for my work.

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Applied Arts 2015 Winner, John Londono

Applied Arts 2015 Winner, John Londono

Congratulations to John Londono who won several prizes in the Applied Arts 2015 international competition run by Applied Arts Mag, which rewards the best photographers and illustrators in the industry.

Ornithologie, la nuit

“This image was improvised during a promotional shoot for Philippe B’s latest album entitled “Ornithologie, la nuit“. The title referring to birds, Philippe and I came with the idea to try him sitting as a bird on a chair.”

UN

This series was both a promotional piece for the Montreal Band UN and a fashion series for Zink Magazine.
I had the idea to create a environment that would suit the styling in an homogeneous way to create a world in itself.

RIVVER / LAMU

The video: https://vimeo.com/86683304

Parallel to my career as a photographer, I’m also a cinematographer working on advertisement, music videos and films. This project with director Mathieu Grimard and artist Rivver is special to me because it’s a true combination of portraiture and motion. It is one of the rare projects where I had to be both a photographer and a cinematographer simultaneously.