February 2020 Winners Gallery – CPC Portrait Awards

Winner and Finalists of the monthly Photo Contest CPC Portrait Awards, February 2020

Maria Slowinska
WINNER - "Blue" by Maria Slowinska, Ireland

 

Huge Congrats to Maria Slowinska from Ireland on Winning our Monthly Photo Contest CPC Portrait Awards, February 2020!

JUDGES COMMENTS

The power of simplicity. That’s how I want to name this photo. Sometimes photographers want to show the beauty of the subject or the drama of incredible emotions. The better way to do it is to create a photo with a clear message and it can be as effective as possible; its composition, colors, subject matter, and lighting. I always believed that simplicity was the root of all goodness in photography. This portrait is just WOW! I absolutely love the main idea and there are power and elegance in simplicity, it makes it stand out Great job!
Such a stand-out image! What I love about photography is the fact that we don't need much in order to create eye-catching, innovative and memorable images. M&K Slowinski gave us a perfect example by combining only two elements together - creativity & minimalism. By doing it, they managed to bring the subject perfectly into focus and center of our attention, there's nothing to distract us from beautiful colors and expressive look of the model. Everything is so well done here, amazing job Slowinski!
One more incredible month behind us with an overwhelming amount of high-quality child photography. All submitted photographs from MK Slowinski are the most beautiful mix of great communication with model/s, lighting, composition, props and creative neatness which makes MK Slowinski photographs recognizable in the sea of great child portraiture. But the winning portrait has one more thing that is not so easy to achieve and I can see it puts them on the path of potential TREND-SETTERS. Photography is a highly popular and competitive market. When you create a photograph that is so memorable and effective, so much that many have the urge to reproduce it, then you know you have created the winning photo. In this one, particularly, I love it's not over the top and it can easily be described as a form of minimalism but one thing is sure: we will all remember this portrait for a long, long time and we can expect it to be reproduced by many other photographers. I think it also sends a beautiful message to all photographers: be playful and creative. Explore your right hemisphere of the brain. It doesn't have to be expensive and complicated.

WINNERS GALLERY

Maria Slowinska, Ireland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Sisters" by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
Photo by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Pink bow" by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
Photo by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Girl in the black" by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
Maria Slowinska, Ireland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Anne of the green gables" by Maria Slowinska, Ireland
Kamila J Gruss, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Alice in Wonderland" by Kamila J Gruss, Poland
Kamila J Gruss, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Babie lato" by Kamila J Gruss, Poland
Photographer Kamila J Gruss
HONORABLE MENTION - "Bella" by Kamila J Gruss, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Thumbelina" by Kamila J Gruss, Poland
Kamila J Gruss, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Looking through the veil of immortality" by Kamila J Gruss, Poland
Lucia Gohaud, France
HONORABLE MENTION - "Sarah" by Lucia Gohaud, France
Mariola Zawada, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Jakob" by Mariola Zawada, Poland
Mariola Zawada
HONORABLE MENTION - "Klaudia-Tree" by Mariola Zawada, Poland
Mariola Zawada
HONORABLE MENTION - "Hania - Ivy flower" by Mariola Zawada, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Ava portrait" by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
Photo by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
HONORABLE MENTION - "Hydrangea dream" by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
Photo by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
HONORABLE MENTION - "Hydrangea dream" by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
Photo by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
HONORABLE MENTION - "Hydrangea dream" by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
HONORABLE MENTION - "Hydrangea dream" by Magdalena Kolakowska, UK
Isa Bekaert, Belgium
HONORABLE MENTION - "Back to black" by Isa Bekaert, Belgium
Isa Bekaert, Belgium
HONORABLE MENTION - "Faith" by Isa Bekaert, Belgium
Photo by Isa Bekaert, Belgium
HONORABLE MENTION - "Lace collar" by Isa Bekaert, Belgium
Heather Wilson, US
HONORABLE MENTION - "Magnifying" by Heather Wilson, US
Photo by Heather Wilson, US
HONORABLE MENTION - "Side By Side" by Heather Wilson, US
Photo by Heather Wilson, US
HONORABLE MENTION - "Boredom" by Heather Wilson, US
Photo by Heather Wilson, US
HONORABLE MENTION - "Twin Bonds" by Heather Wilson, US
Photo by Marta Everest
HONORABLE MENTION - "Carolina" by Marta Everest, Spain
Photo by Lucia Staykov, Australia
HONORABLE MENTION - "Staying Home" by Lucia Staykov, Australia
ZOE HATHER, UK
HONORABLE MENTION - "SCARLETT & CHEEKY" by ZOE HATHER, UK
Alicja Wiśniewska, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION-"No hope" by Alicja Wiśniewska, Poland
Sylwia Szymaniuk
HONORABLE MENTION-"Clara" by Sylwia Szymaniuk, Ireland
HONORABLE MENTION-"Simplicity" by Sylwia Szymaniuk, Ireland
HENG FU MING, Malaysia
HONORABLE MENTION - "Untitled"HENG FU MING, Malaysia
Elizabeth Lang, Canada
HONORABLE MENTION -"Untitled" by Elizabeth Lang, Canada
Justyna Andzulis, Scotland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Dreamer" by Justyna Andzulis, Scotland
Carmen Pascual Soler, Spain
HONORABLE MENTION - "Ramona" by Carmen Pascual Soler, Spain
Elizabeth Lang, Canada
HONORABLE MENTION -"Untitled" by Elizabeth Lang, Canada
Amanda Wooton, US
HONORABLE MENTION - "Sun Kissed Goddess" by Amanda Wooton, US
Carola Kayen-Mouthaan, Netherlands
HONORABLE MENTION - "Gypsy girl" by Carola Kayen-Mouthaan, Netherlands
Patrycja Poterała, Poland
HONORABLE MENTION - "Biggest Eye Girl" by Patrycja Poterała, Poland