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.

Portrait ClassicGold Distinction award

Portrait Classic Silver Distinction award

 

Portrait Classic Silver Distinction award

 

Portrait Creative category: Holly Spring

Auckland photographer Holly Spring had a huge result at this year's competition; not only did she win the top spot for creative portraits, but she earned both her Associate and Master distinction with the NZIPP in one fell swoop.

(C) Copyright Holly Spring - Portrait Creative Category - Gold Image Gold award

 

Portrait - Creative Silver Distinction award

 

Portrait - Creative Silver Distinction award

 

Student category: Amy Fowler

UCOL student Amy Fowler topped the category reserved for both students or assistants for the second time in as many years, leaving her fellow students wishing she would hurry up and graduate and give someone else a chance.

(C) Copyright Amy Fowler- Student Category - Gold Image Gold award

 

(C) Copyright Amy Fowler - Student Category - Gold ImageGold award

You can follow all of D-Photo‘s coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.

 

Iris '14: Overseas Photographer, Highest Scoring Print, Rookie of the Year

Continuing D-Photo's online coverage of this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Overseas Photographer of the Year, Highest Scoring Entry Award, and Rookie Photographer of the Year 2014.

Overseas Photographer of the Year: Paul Hoelen

Tasmanian-based photographer Paul Hoelen has taken the Overseas Photographer of the Year award for a second time (first being in 2012). This year he found success with a serious of beautiful aerial landscape images in both the Illustrative and Landscape categories.

(C) Copyright Paul Hoelen - Landscape Category - Gold ImageLandscape category, Gold award

(C) Copyright Paul Hoelen - Illustrative Category - Silver ImageIllustrative category, Silver award

 

(C) Copyright Paul Hoelen - Illustrative Category - Silver Image Illustrative category, Silver award

 

 

(C) Copyright Paul Hoelen - Illustrative Category - Silver ImageIllustrative category, Silver award

Highest Scoring Entry: Catherine Cattanach

This terrifically emotive portrait by Wellington's Catherine Cattanach scored an unprecedented 99 points at the competition. The live judging process resulted in an amazing, emotional discussion between the judges and a room significantly lacking in dry eyes.

Portrait ClassicPortrait Classic category, Gold Distinction award

Rookie Photographer of the Year: Anthony Turnham

The inaugural winner of the new Rookie Photographer of the Year Award, given to the best-scoring first-time Iris entrant, is Christchurch wedding photographer, Anthony Turnham.

(C) Copyright Anthony Turnham - Wedding Classic Category - Gold ImageWedding Classic category, Gold award

 

(C) Copyright Anthony Turnham - Wedding Creative Category - Gold Image Wedding Creative category, Gold award

 

 

Wedding - CreativeWedding Creative category, Silver Distinction award

You can follow all of D-Photo's coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.