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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Fen, May 1, 2014.

  1. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    I've been thinking about this competition for a while now and even worked out what photograph I would submit if I did enter this year. So when the email arrived this afternoon saying that the call for entries this years Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize was open, I rushed over to the website.

    I read through the rules again and then opened the link to the Entry Form. Filled it in, paid the fee and sent it off!

    Just need to get the print of the photograph I want to enter done and take it to the submissions department in July.

    No turning back now... In the words of Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap... "Oh Boy!"

    Anyone else thought of entering?

  2. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I had considered it, though £26 is a fair bit of moolah to shell out.
  3. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Not really for a comp of this size.
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I hope the sitter was suitably serious. :rolleyes:
    Best of luck to you.
    I would if I had taken anything decent in the portrait world, but losing my only subject has been hard. I haven't been able to twist anyone else's arm yet...

  5. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    True, but I'm tight as a duck's arse. :)
  6. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Best of luck, Fen. I do hope that you've managed to find an image of some dour, morose, even unhappy character among your excellent portfolio, as 'miserable' seems to be the abiding theme of this particular competition.
  7. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    I'd call it 'deadpan' rather than 'miserable' and having actually seen the 2013 exhibition I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. In the world of painting I'd be hard pressed - Laughing Cavalier aside - to name any prortraits of a happy sitter!

    Best of luck, Fen.

  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Likewise. I went in somewhat a cynic and came out rather inspired!
  9. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    I'm in one of those "all my stuff is ****" phases, no not tempted to enter at all lol
  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Can't remember when I last saw beatnik in here, but his portrait of his son Darcey was a winner in my book.
    Must try and twist a close friend's arm and take some portraits again. I miss doing it.
  11. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Ahem, daughter. ;) She did have very short, boyish hair at the time but decided she wanted to grow it as too many people were calling here a little boy - it also didn't help that she hates wearing dresses or skirts. :D
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oops! Bad Kate. A tomboy then? Good for her. :)
  13. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Very much so. She loves superheroes, swords, guns, cars and hates dolls. :D
  14. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    You had the idea ...

    'I'd try to do a piece on the remaining fishermen here. Their days, out on the sea, the markets etc.
    I guess that might be a bit boring, all that sea - but I would try to get some good portraits. :)


    ... go for it! You can do it - you've had other acceptances.
  15. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Probably the best time to have a go, Phil, bearing in mind the TW judging. Something you don't rate because it doesn't 'fit' where you are right at this moment may be what they are looking for. :)
  16. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Totally agree :)

    Thanks for the comments folks. Will keep you informed of any progress...
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for encouragement too.
    I've twisted sommeone's arm to let me shoot at her Qigong session this friday - and afterwards too. Got some ideas, but any more are gratefully received.

    Good luck Fen - already taken? Or still to do?
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    One thing I notice is that the print sizes are not standard looking sizes. There seems quite a bit of freedom in formats used.
  19. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Thank you. I've already got the photograph I want to submit. Just seeing what paper to get it printed on :)
  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Hmm yes, I've been looking too. Must admit I'm always drawn to the fine art stuff.

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