In an attempt to expose Ogden community to photography’s art form, Whitespace art gallery is arranging the first ever Focus Fest on 6th February.
Whitespace founder and manager Scott Patria told that the festival is meant to work as a bridge between the Sundance and Banff fests.
Patria told that they are attempting to make folks aware of both an art form and venues. There is a critical mass here of galleries and organizations they want to get people to see them. The Focus Fest would take place in conjunction with First Friday Art Stroll and is bought at by Only in Ogden. A grant from Ogden City Arts is also making the festival possible.
Only in Ogden owner Bryan Smith said that photography has a way of shining the light on the community in a way it might not have been shined before. Smith told that Only in Ogden was attracted to the whole idea of sponsoring Focus Fest because of how involved the business is with the community as it associates to photographic imagery. Continue reading →
Photographs of the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia and Namibia’s Himba tribe got Philip Lee Harvey the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 from a pack of entries which capture Earth both at its most brutal and majestic. While the subjects of Lee are hardly original, the judges admitted that the way the Brit photographer clicked the snaps in his two sets of 4 snaps was striking, beautiful and elegant.
On behalf of the jury, a statement said that they the two sets of snaps are shot in different styles, the Lalibela portfolio utilizes the portrait format to reveal the depth of rock-hewn churches as well as this is felicitated by the photographer’s angle of view in this difficult lighting. The portrait shots of Himba woman are lovely in their detail and they are limited color palette, securing the tribal patterns and shapes in strong compositions.
Harvey’s honor was the acme of a host of honors, that includes Young Travel Photographer of the Year that was handed to seventeen year old Samuel Fisch from Bronx in New York City. Fisch’s series of colored pictures of seemingly everyday objects where panoramic landscapes would be the more conventional selection on Venetian island of Burano in Italy.
He has captured the scents of the place quite elegantly whilst staying away from the obvious boats and canals to make a clean, cohesive portfolio, said the awards’ judges. Joshua Holko’s (Australia) winning image in the Wild and Vibrant category captures the magnificent moment a polar bear looks up while consuming a recent kill, its bloodied face as well as the deep red-colored carcass of a seal standing out vividly against the white fur and snow.
A convicted rapist who established a career as a fashion photographer has now been doomed to 7 years in jail after he was determined shamed of sexually assaulting 2 aspirant models. Forty year old Shaun Colclough was tried at the Snaresbrook Crown Court after 5 women accounted him to police. Even though he had ensured work legitimately with many fashion marques, he used industry site Model Mayhem to link with wannabe models who are willing to pose nude to his studio in Hackney Wick.
Shaun, who altered his name from Sean Peacock, would pose his subjects a bunch of cozy questions or bully them into drawing explicitly sexual poses as well as ask for oral sex to be executed on him. He would attempt and drive models’ legs apart for snaps and withhold pictures in return for sexual favours.
One of the victims was a probation personnel and another was so alarmed by her experience that she began a blog shaming Shaun Colclough in the expectation which others would come ahead with their tales. He was labeled of 2 counts of sexual lash out but was cleared of the other three alterations.
In the year 1996 when he was 22, Shaun raped an 85 year old lady but was not convicted till the year 2002 when his DNA was checked to the crime. Judge Sheelagh Canavan told him: “You targeted these women on the basis that they were likely to be vulnerable and unlikely to stand up to you.”
“Your sexual gratification is, and I am sure always will be linked to the humiliation and degradation of women.”