The Bipp Student Awards (scottish region) is an annual awards ceremony held by the British institute of professional Photographers.
the student awards consist of the following categories
a) Social & Portraiture
b) Advertising & fashion
d) Open – anything not covered by the previous 3 categories
Here are a selection of my choices for entry to the Bipp awards.
This image would be intended for submission into the Open category.
I think it will make a good choice for submission as it shows creativity and originality.
This Image consists of a range of mixed media and photo editing techniques combined together to create the final Image,
This image is intended for the social / portraiture category.
The reason i have chosen this Image is because Vogue Italia has selected it to be published on their website http://www.vogue.it/photovogue/Portfolio/1f7016d8-6b0d-4179-a6dc-382d4c9e79a0/Image
The idea for this image was to create a predominately dark image with the theme dark angel, this is the 4th image in a series titled “fallen angel” the image has a strong narrative and aesthetically i feel is technically strong.
This Image was inspired by the the concept of ‘the Undead’ .. i chose this image because i feel that the contrast between the light textured background and the gothic grudge like figure works well together.
if submitted i think it would fit into the social / portraiture category.
The concept behind this image was the idea of insanity / out of body experiences. by using a shutter drag technique i created what looks to be like an out of body experience .
this Image would be submitted into the social / portraiture category.
This image was influence by a futuristic sci fi concept . i think this would be suitable for the social and portraiture section.
The is image is the 1st image in a series titled “fallen angel” the concept of the shoot was about An angel who lost her wings after being banished from the heavens,
my final choice for Submission is image no 2 as i feel that it is the stingiest of them all and carries the best aethstetics,
The challenge ;
Submit a folio of 10 images along with a 50 word description on why you are the one to watch
The reason i chose the following 10 images was because i feel that they represent my style the best.
I wanted to show off a range of conceptual ideas and creative and techniques whilst at the same time making sure that the combined 10 images worked well next to each other
Image 1. – Insanity
Shutter drag with a rear curtain sync flash
The idea behind this shot was to create an an image for an advertising campaign about mental illnesses. i wanted to create a feeling of insanity. with the shutter drag effect i was able to create the effect of the 2 heads mixing into one which i felt portrayed the term insanity quite well.
Image 2. – Dark Angel
With this shot the idea was to create a predominately dark image with the theme dark angel, this is the 4th image in a series titled “fallen angel”
Image 3. – broken Wings
This is the 2nd image in the ‘Fallen angel’ series.
Image 4. – Floating
for this shot i wanted to create an image that was predominately white. this image is a composite of 5 separate images
Image 5. – Ripped paper
Image 6 – Light painting
for this image i used a light painting technique to illuminate the model creating an eeirie futuristic effect
Image 7. – Take me home
this is the 3rd image in the fallen angel seriese The idea behind this image was an an angel had lost her wings and was attempting to use helium balloons in order to help her return to heaven
Image 8. – Futuristic
The idea behind this shot was to create an image suitable for fictional sci fi book cover
Image 9. – Crossed Processs
This shot was taken to advertise an alternative fashion brand, i used a crossed processing effect to emphasise the alternative grungy appearance.
Image 10. – Shutter drag with a rear curtain sync flash
for this shot i used a shutter drag to capture movement and create a ghostly effect
All Images © Sylvia Shek All Rights Reserved
50 words description on why I am the one to watch:
Images I produce are eye catching and thought provoking allowing me the opportunity to explore my creativity and imagination.
by using a wide range of creative techniques and mixing conceptual ideas with mixed mediums, I constantly strive to develop a unique individuality which crosses the boundaries of art and photography
The Challenge – submit an Image on the theme “New Year.”
Deadline – 16th Decemeber.
What is New Year?
On the old Roman calendar, March 15 was the day which began the new year. The March date had basically been considered the beginning of spring, a logical time to begin a new year. But for political and military reasons, January 1, 153 B.C. became the day to observe the beginning of the new year. From then on, the Roman year began on January first, and has continued until this day. – sharefaith.com
Associated with new year
New Beginnings – A clean slate. The opportunity to start over. The chance to do better. It’s here! The start of a new year gives all of us the wonderful new possibility of making a positive change in our lives. In reality we can make a fresh start at anytime of the year, but we tend to realize this more at the beginning of a new year.- New hope now
New years Eve (Hogmany) – The evening of Dec 31, often celebrated with parties – Collins dictionary. New Year’s Eve is celebrated because it signifies the end of twelve months in a person’s life. During this day, people reflect on the good and the bad of the year that’s just passed, and make choices and resolutions for the coming year. The anticipation for New Year’s Day also gets people in the mood to celebrate.- uk ask.com
Calendars – A calendar is a chart or device which displays the date and the day of the week, and often the whole of a particular year. – Collins dictionary