“NIGHT LIFE” – Announcing the winners
We’re delighted to present the results of Life Framer edition II’s ninth theme! For this theme we asked you to show us life at night. From hazy dreams to harsh reality, from hidden, empty streets to the glitz and glamour of the sleepless city.… The photography competition was judged by Gerardo Montiel Klint.
Gerardo Montiel Klint is a key contemporary artist who focuses mainly on staged photography: a vision of the art in both dark and light! In recent years his work has revolved around the dark side of the human mind where our true personality and primal instincts are hidden.
You can discover the winning images below and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter. Congratulations to all the talented photographers featured and thank you all for your support. Immerse yourself in the sweet delight of an endless night…
All images © the photographer.
First Prize: Nicole de Khors
“Haze: technology as an everyday extension of our lives, with its positive and negative effects. Smartphones seem to have been forever with us, but have not … they have become part of us, and now can we really live without them? Do we want it? The young are emotionally entangled with these gadgets. Haze: connected to the world, but no connection with ourselves and our surroundings. Haze: would we be lost as a multiscreen society? More important than experiencing life, is to share where we are…..loneliness in the era of the spectator and spectacle. An image with many layers of meaning. Haze…” – Gerardo Montiel Klint
Second Prize: Aleksei Kazantsev
“Isolation, presence, absence – non-realisitic and haunting. Landscape and night as a metaphor. Eerie subject. This is a powerful image that reminds me of expressionism cinema, romantic literature, and sci-fi graphic novels, all at the same time. Intertextuality that gives a classic influence as background but reflects a very contemporary context for the social being in this turn of century. There is a very interesting atmosphere and universe created here, and it’s an image that is already stuck on my conscious. I would like to see more images from this photographer.” – Gerardo Montiel Klint
Third Prize: Andrew Salama
“Beginning, climax or end of a whole story in one still image. Narrative, chain of events, mystery, too many questions about what is going on here. No human presence – locations and objects with their own life and destiny. Premonition? Disaster? or a signal? This is a non-conventional cinema-oriented image with an eerie atmosphere. Nightlife as a place for distress and beauty at the same time.” – Gerardo Montiel Klint
Winning photographers: Alex Wong, Roselena Ramistella, Nelum Francesca Caramini, Ivar Wigan, Michael Oliver, Daniele Pasci, Nicholas Widener, Diana Duplakova, Shirren Lim, Dan Giannopoulos, CY Frankel, Arthur Kobin, Marco Maria Zanin, Karen Stentaford, Marcus Van Der Man, Alexia Zuñiga, Kasia Zmokla.
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