We are delighted to present you initally selected judges of the CPC Portrait Awards – September 2019:
Marko Nadj is a Fine Art Photographer. His work focus on mainly dark and moody, conceptual portraits of young people. Many of his photographs can be found on the covers of bestselling books. Marko has been discovered at the age of fifteen by PhotoVogue and local photography magazines where few of his earlier self-portraits have been featured. He lives and works in Serbia and Germany. He is selling his fine art photographs via Arcangel Images and Trevillion Images.
Olga Polo is a Fine Art and Lifestyle photographer. Olga started her photography journey in 2015 and in a couple of years achieved international recognition in terms of awards and publishing her work in Digital Fine Art, BICFP and various Child photo magazines. She has recently nominated as one of best photographer 2018 in children category via 35 awards. She strongly believes that the power of photography has extraordinary potential in today’s ever-changing world.
She likes to say that she was born with camera because she is photographing since she was a little child. She became professional photographer in 2007. She says she photographs the pieces of her life in nostalgic, evocative and timeless way which matches her personality. As a result, her photographs are mix of everyday moments, documentary, lifestyle photography, portraits and sensuality.
She finished University for Industrial Engineering in 2005, but she always felt "called" to do fine art instead of engineering. She's been part of the Child Photo Competition from very beginning and for the last 6 years she is the editor of popular blog Inspiring Monday on CPC Website. She had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the past. Lately, she made a decision to leave "professional photography" and stop working with clients because she want to focus more on her personal work, selling fine art prints, painting, drawing and doing watercolor illustrations.