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International Color Awards - Advertising Winner 2020

The International Color Awards were judged on 14/03 and I am so honoured and over the moon to have won 1st place - Outstanding achievement in Advertising. This is a prestigious Worldwide competition and I am particularly grateful as I was up against some other well known established professional photographers not to mention the quality being so high this year. Thank you judges!

Harold, we're going to need more paint



LOS ANGELES (14/03/20) - Professional photographer Stuart Price of The UK was presented with the 13th Annual International Color Awards 1st Place - Outstanding Achievement in the category of Advertising at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world's premier event for color photography. Color Awards Gallery

13th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from: Newsweek, New York - Diane Rice, Director of Photography Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg - Christopher Till, Director The Art Channel, London - Joshua White, Founder Netflix, Los Angeles - Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation Koller Auctions, Zurich - Gabriel Mueller, Head of Photography Preus Museum, Norway - Hanne Holm-Johnsen, Senior Curator Galerie Mitterrand, Paris - Edward Mitterrand, Artistic Director Fila, New York - John Lin, Executive Creative Director, VP of Basketball Wieden & Kennedy, Portland - Sara Phillips, Senior Art Director Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg - Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles - Phil Bates, Art Director, Film, TV & Sports Gallery Kong, Seoul - Grace K.H. Kong, Founder Mini/BMW Group, London - Leo Marks, Global Creative Director Royal Academy Of Art, The Hague, Netherlands - Marieke Schoenmakers, President & Director Diesel, New York - Nick Rogers, Art Director National Geographic, Washington, DC - James Wellford, Senior Visual Editor/Producer for Global Issues Maison Margiela, Paris - Jung A Park, Head of Design Calvin Klein, Netherlands - Katarina Pepichova, Creative Producer & Art Buyer NBC Universal, New York - Kaori Sohma, Creative Director MOTHER, London - Kyle Harman-Turner, Creative Director BBH Asia Pacific, Singapore - Omar Sotomayor Noel, Creative Director (full list)

"A truly international assembly of photographers have created an incredibly diverse and resonant body of work - images that reflect and refract also many cultures and voices. It's been a pleasure to view these compositions alongside so many talented and creative peers." Said juror Will Newell, Head of Creative, EVO FILMS - Los Angeles.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,093 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Stuart Price’s Photograph is an exceptional image entered in the advertising category and represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of 1st place - Outstanding achievement."

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.

Image Creation

The idea of the image is about positive thinking in the face of adversity.

The image is made up of several elements. The landscape is at Seven Sisters at Seaford in Sussex which was shot several times. I felt the cliffs were too small in the frame so used a separate shot to bring them forward in the frame slightly. A rough track was shot in the same location and then dropped in as well as a previous shot of a sunset.

The painter is actually my Father who posed for me in the garden on Christmas Day. The van and paint pots were separate photographs which were dropped in place with Photoshop.

Finally, the image was colour graded to form one cohesive image. I always like to inject a bit of humour into my images so I decided to pop the seagull on top of the paint pole which I shot on Brighton seafront!

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