The Second Stage of our Rip Curl Competition is finally over and we've got the winners right here! Don't get too cocky though, as we still have our Third and final Stage before Rip Curl gives away their insane prizes!
Do you guys go looking for trouble or does it find you? That was the theme of the 2nd Stage of our Rip Curl Competition where we received well over 1700 bad-ass submissions. How bad ass you say? Well, you’ll just have to look at the winners that Rip Curl picked out! They’ve certainly imbibed the carefree, laid-back lifestyle that Rip Curl is known for.
Congratulations to the winners! We’re in for the home stretch as there is one final stage to go to before we announce the grand champion that will live a life of surf, sea and sand in the RipCurl Pro Bells Beach in April 2011. Check out the competition site for more info. For now, here are the winner for this stage:
A wedding photographer based in New Jersey, Michelle Lange is all about weddings and engagements. After her own wedding and spending years on wedding research, she decided to take the plunge, pursue her passion and create a dream career. In this interview, she talks about her passion and her work, and showcases a series of photographs she shot with a Petzval Lens.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Opening next month, the show will include never-before-editioned photographs from the private archives of the acclaimed French New Wave photographer, as well as his lesser known landscape images taken during his travels in Asia.