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Iris stars: Catherine Cattanach

Portrait Classic

This year’s Iris Awards were rather a big deal for Wellington photographer Catherine Cattanach. Not only did she top the competition’s category dedicated to classic portraiture, but the above image also won her the Highest Scoring Entry honour. The powerful photograph reduced many in the judging room to tears, scored a full 100 points from three of the five judges, and landed on a record-setting total of 99. So it naturally had to be the first subject in our serious of in-depth looks at successful individual images from the 2014 Iris Professional Photography Awards.

D-Photo: What was your aim in making the image?

Catherine Cattanach: I think I hardly need to say that my model is an incredible woman. She is my hero, and my aim was to show her strength. I wanted to communicate that while cancer is a serious and feared disease, it’s not the end of dignity or of femininity. Women are not defined by their breasts.

As one of the judges commented, the photograph presents everything so that the viewer has to accept it, because she has accepted it. Read the rest of this entry »

Iris ’14: Travel, Wedding Classic and Creative

Continuing D-Photo‘s online coverage of this year’s Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Travel, Wedding Classic and Wedding Creative categories.

Travel category: Mike Hollman

Auckland’s Mike Hollman makes his second showing in the champions list by taking the top travel spot of the year, a title he continues to hold from last year’s Iris Awards. The richly detailed winning images come from Mike’s travels in China.

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Iris ’14: Portrait Classic and Creative, Student

Continuing D-Photo‘s online coverage of this year’s Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Portrait Classic, Portrait Creative, and Student categories.

Portrait Classic category: Catherine Cattanach

As well as picking up the Highest Scoring Entry award for her extraordinary Gold Distinction-winning portrait, Wellington’s Catherine Cattanach also took the top nod in classic portraits with this elegantly emotive showing.

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Iris ’13: Wedding, Classic and Creative

Continuing D-Photo’s online presentation of this year’s Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards we bring you the winners of the Wedding Classic and Wedding Creative  categories.

Wedding Classic: Danelle Bohane

Auckland wedding photographer Danelle Bohane scored the top Wedding Creative award this year and her Gold Distinction image also picked up the award’s top monochrome print score.

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Iris ’13: Portrait Classic and Creative, Student/Assistant

Continuing D-Photo’s online presentation of this year’s Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards we bring you the winners of the Portrait Classic, Portrait Creative and Student/Assistant categories.

Portrait Classic: Bianca Duimel

Auckland photographer Bianca Duimel was named the top classic portrait photographer of the year, as well as scoring highly with creative portrait and illustrative prints, with the following images.

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Iris ’12: Wedding Classic, Creative and Album, Student

In this final gallery of winners of the 2012 Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards D-Photo brings you the champions in the Wedding Cassic, Wedding Creative, Wedding Album and Student/Assistant categories.

For the rest of our coverage of the 2012 Iris Awards click here.

Wedding Classic category

Christchurch photographer Brian Isbister was the hometown hero this year as he accepted the nod for best wedding photographer in the Classic section during the Iris awards ceremony at Riccarton’s Chateau on the Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Iris ’12: Portrait Classic and Creative, Travel

D-Photo is happy to present further galleries of this year’s Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards, this time including winners of the Portrait Classic, Portrait Creative and Travel categories.

For the rest of our coverage of the 2012 Iris Awards click here.

Portrait Classic category

The esteemed Richard Wood finishes off his trifecta – following Highest Scoring Print – Colour and Illustrative Photographer of the Year awards – by also being named 2012′s top classic portrait photographer. Read the rest of this entry »

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