Iris '14: Commercial, Creative, Documentary

Continuing D-Photo's online coverage of this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Commercial, Creative, and Documentary categories.

Commercial category: Mike Hollman

Auckland-based photographer Mike Hollman this year pulls down the top commercial spot in the Iris Awards with a portfolio of graphically striking architectural images.

 Stairways.   For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Gold award

Airport: For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Silver Distinction award

The Great Hall.  For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Silver award

Creative category: Kaye Davis

For the second year in a row Palmerston North photographer and lecturer, Kaye Davis, takes out the Creative category with a series of beautifully designed photographic prints.

 (C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver Image Silver award

 

Documentary category: Bob Tulloch

Bay of Plenty photographer Bob Tulloch topped the 2014 Documentary category – previously the Photojournalism category but this year amended to include a wider range of images.

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Bronze Image Bronze award

 

 

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Bronze ImageBronze 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.

Richard Wood named Photographer of the Year

Richard Wood profileHawke's Bay photographer Richard Wood scored the top honour at this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, being named the New Zealand Photographer of the Year for 2014. Wood topped the Illustrative category in this year's awards programme, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP), and was a finalist in the Portrait Creative category.

He was announced this year's champion at a gala dinner last night in Rotorua, as part of the Infocus photography conference; this is the second the photographer has topped the competition, the first being in 2011.

Mike Langford, president of the NZIPP, says Wood is a photographer with a gift for continually producing images that sit at the cutting edge of the creative photographic process.

"He pushes the boundaries with his experimentation and originality, and shows us new ways of seeing.”

Below are is a gallery of Wood's successful images from this year's Iris awards; in the following days we'll be bringing you galleries of the other category winners, so check back often.

(C) Copyright Richard Wood - Illustrative Category - Gold ImageIllustrative category, Gold award

(C) Copyright Richard Wood - Illustrative Category - Gold ImageIllustrative category, Gold award

(C) Copyright Richard Wood - Illustrative Category - Silver Distinction ImageIllustrative category, Silver Distinction award

(C) Copyright Richard Wood - Portrait Creative Category - Gold Image Portrait Creative category, Gold award

Creative Portrait Portrait Creative category, Silver Distinction award

Creative Portrait Portrait Creative category, Silver Distinction award

Getting to Infocus gets easier

InfocusOne of the biggest photographic events of the year is just around the corner, and if paying up front to attend the Infocus conference has been holding you back, take heart; instalment payments are now available. The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography's annual Infocus event is a three-day conference of talks, workshops, industry exhibitions, and networking and socialising with some of the best photographers in the country, this year held in Rotorua from August 3-5. To help make the event more accessible the organisation is now offering the option of paying for your ticket in three instalments.

Full conference registration for organisation members, students, and assistants is $545, or $745 for non-members. That cost can now be split across three payments, one third on registration, one third by August 21, and the final third following the conference on September 21.

You can also purchase individual day passes to the event at a rate of $295 for members, $395 for non-members.

Below are the key events scheduled for each day of the conference:

Sunday August 03:

British landscape photographer Michael Kenna speaks on 'Working in the Arts'

Photographer Kaye Davis conducts a live interview with Kenna

Commercial photographer Sara Orme presents 'Traversing different genres in 20 years'

Communication expert Amy Scott delivers an intriguingly titled talk 'Taste of dots'

Wedding and portrait photographer Rachel Callander presents 'The Journey of a Dream and finding beauty in brokenness'

Monday August 04:

Australian photographer Dan O'Day talks on 'Wedding photography and personal projects'

A morning of workshops including:

Hassle-free posing to enhance your portraits and bank accounts, with Joe Sing

Lighting on the run, with Richard Wood

If you shoot people for a living... choose your selling weapons carefuly, with Lester de Vere

Print-making process from original to print, with Jackie Ranken

Australian photographer Peter Eastway speaking on 'Business planning'

Live photography shoot-out between Esther Bunning, Richard Wood, and Kylie Lyons

Tuesday August 05:

Dan O'Day holds a masterclass session on 'Philosophies of Dan O'Day'

Peter Eastway hosts a masterclass on 'The finances of landscape photography'

 

For more information on the event be sure to visit the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography website.