“This artist’s image of a “wind sculpture” first struck me as otherworldly. A figure enshrouded in a thermal blanket in an isolated alpine landscape has been captured with a very short shutter speed (possible thanks in part to the blazing sun overhead). Is this a human or a creature visiting from another world?” – Brian Paul Clamp
“Mirrors placed in the landscape always will bring to mind Robert Smithson and his iconic mirror displacements. But unlike Smithson’s environmental sculptures from the late 1960s, this photograph includes a mysterious female figure among the foliage. This is an appealing image making a serious statement about the relationship between humans and the environment.” – Brian Paul Clamp
“A digital construction of a landscape in the western United States again calls to mind aliens for me. The photograph echoes Devil’s Thumb in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but in this fantasy the mountaintop seen appears to be lifting away from itself. It is an escape or perhaps an attempt to reveal something unseen beneath the surface?” – Brian Paul Clamp
Other winning photographers:
Romy Maxime, Hiro Tanaka, Tim Allen, Viktoria Sorochinski, Bivas Bhattacharjee, Cyrille Robin, Demetris Koilalous, Sachin Khona, Ludovica Bastianini, Poline Harbali, Marcus Engler, Peyton Fulford, Ola Walków (Valklove), Tania Franco Klein, Tomas Urbelionis, Kostas Kapsianis, Kumi Oguro.