Leica Australia graciously invited me to the SL2 launch at Pix on Location on 22 November. It was an interesting night, full of Leica dealers and customers with great food and I met many interesting people.
The Focus Awards are held annually to celebrate the best talent in the Focus Photographers Group. Submitted images are judged by a panel of industry professionals and awards are presented in various categories with Image of the Year and Photographer of the Year the highest accolades. The annual dinner is the marquee event of the year and brings members together to celebrate the year, and congratulate the winners. I attended the dinner as a guest for one of the sponsors of the event Mainline Photographics.
Craig Semetko is an American photographer focusing on authentic human experience. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Semetko became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic.
The Alpha Awards bring together the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand, captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses. The Awards aim to drive creativity, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike and provide a platform to showcase the very best Alpha Photography work.
Alan Schaller through his series ‘Metropolis’ examines the way in which we are dwarfed by the world around us, and how that can lead us to feel. Specialising in black and white photography, Alan’s work is often abstract and incorporates surrealism, geometry and high contrast features to draw viewers into the captured moment.