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Taylor Wessing 2020

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by SXH, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    The competition is now open for entries.

    Time to find a grumpy relative or friend to photograph...
     
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  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Do they accept selfies? :D
     
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    @beatnik69 - this one has your lassie's name on it!
     
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    If you are doing something to a cow you'll sail through the selection process. I wonder how many masks we'll see this year?
     
  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Good heavens. He might have shaved before that photo was taken.
     
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  6. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    OMG if the photo on the main page is anything to go by with the tat wallpaper and more, standards are really low

    "Nodi by Dominic Sheldon, from the series New Delhi, 2019 © Dominic Sheldon"
     
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It depends on what you mean by standards.
     
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  8. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Don't forget to include someone with red hair and perhaps add in an animal of some sort.

    Tried entering the TW five times now, five rejections is enough for me to stop entering. Especially after seeing the winners in the years I entered.
     
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I agree Fen. It's hard to be motivated when you see who wins.
    One thing, if anyone is entering, I have a feeling that a series is looked on more kindly (more money for them) - and the artier the artist statement is the better.
    Grunge is good. Weird is good. I'm convinced the portraits will include at least one in a mask. Semi-nude would probably catch their eye too. Actually, I wonder who is going to show the exhibition this time, as I'm almost sure the National POrtrait Gallery said something last year about not doing it any more. I could be mistaken though.

    How about printing superimposed on a photo collage of masks? Hmm.

    Anyway, your entries should have won so they can go hmph themselves!
     
  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Last year I reminded potential competitors of the need to also create a few hundred words of complete bollocks to accompany their entry, and I expect this advice is still relevant. In fact, could it be the more creative part of the process?
     
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Having been inspired(?) to think about my 'artist statement' by something on another blog, I suspect mine wouldn't be arty enough; viz: "I try to produce technically and compositionally acceptable photographs of things that interest or amuse me." :cool:
    According to the link, it will be an on-line gallery sort of thing.
     
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Must read it properly. Thanks.
     
  13. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Cheers Adrian. I might give it a go this year. Just need to decide which one to use.
     
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Well you have a great model.
    I'm not the best to advise, but consider putting in a few related ones with a theme perhaps. Context seems important.
     
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  15. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    What the hell is wrong with my wallpaper!
     
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  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Nothing, I'm sure.
    Wallpaper was definitely the in thing last year. The more patterned the better.
     
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Been down the bookies and they are giving 2:1 on that winner this year will be a traumatised-looking care worker.
     
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    With or without a mask?
     
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap lockdown mask kate back door old manse.jpg
     
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    That's the winner
     
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