If you've seen the last few issues of this newsletter, you are probably aware of a contest that we held recently, called "The Colors of my Life". We invited readers to send us two images that portray the colors of their life best - and the response was simply overwhelming. Seriously; some mind-blowing artwork was sent to us, and we can't wait to present you the art book that has come out of this project! We are producing this book in collaboration with Blurb. Blurb is a company that believes passionately in the power of books: making, reading, sharing, and selling them. Blurb's creative publishing service is simple and smart enough to make anyone an author.
We are currently in production of the book, and although we have not published it yet we thought we would share with you the names of the three main winners:
First place went to Alice Lemarin. She's a young French photo artist who started doing photography only four years ago, which will be hard to believe once you've seen her images. The mystery and curiosity that they evoke have immediately captured us.
Already an accomplished musician, Jean-Christophe Satoris, can now add published, award winning (second place) photographer. Quite an accomplishment for someone who only picked up a camera in 2005. Again, we find it astonishing what a short amount of time it can take a natural talent to achieve a skill level as high as his.
Third place was won by François-Xavier Laurent, who inherited his passion for photography from his grandfather and his father 20 years ago. In 2008 he finally started doing it professionally. After we saw the two images from his series titled "Colors of the Night", it was no surprise to us, that this isn't the first photography contest he has won.
Look forward to the Blurb book "The Colors of My Life"; it'll be finished and available soon!