an old picture wins big….

just found out that the image here snapped by old friend Chris Fawkes has won a major prize in the USA:
Grand Prize award for Children’s Portraiture from the WPPI -http://www.wppionline.com/

you can read another photographer’s review here.

this was back in the mid 90’s when i was photographing and managing Chris’s studio in Geelong, we grabbed our alltime two favourite child models i had photographed and their mums and took them down to the queenscliffe steam trains, on a day when they weren’t running- and we hired the clothes & a smoke machine for the effect.
it was hard shoot and Chris and i took it in turns behind the camera. the moment Chris was able to snap this shot i was actually down between the trains with the smoke machine pumping it out! i think the little guy was talking to me and the little girl had had enough and was walking off to her mum behind chris.
-snap- classic shot.

Awesome Chris- congrats! {and he won a Canon 5D & a lens!! man!}

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.