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“Mirror Mirror” Assignment Series winners

June 13th, 2011  |  Published in Featured  |  1 Comment

We have been so pleased to see that our assignment series is picking up steam. Many of you are shooting for our series directly and some are combing through your files to find amazing images that fit our assignment perfectly.

This weeks winner was a run-away favorite with our judges (us). Michele Stapleton won our grand prize, a 16×24 mounted print from our sponsor Gamut Prints, with her image of this little house-island. The image is very Tim Burton-esque and surreal. We loved it!

Our the second place winner was, unbelievably, a three-way tie between the following three photographers:

Jennifer Storer’s image seems very ghosty, and seems to tell a very deep story. She also mentioned to us in an email that she dragged the mirror into the field for the purpose of creating this image for the assignment. We do love that!!

Greg Hinson continues to wow us all with his HDR landscapes of Nantucket. As one of our judges said, we don’t know if he’s a good surgeon, but he sure is an amazing photographer! The water is so still, and the image is eerie.


David Lee (Allegro photography) self portrait reminded us of The Matrix and The Terminator, It’s sci-fi fabulous.

And last, but not least, we got another fantastic entry from Kerry Struble, of Birch Blaze studios. His image displays a really nice use of light. It’s simple yet dramatic. The person in this reflection makes us wonder what she’s thinking about, or if she’s about to jump in.

A great big thank-you to our participants, winner and most of all our generous sponsor, Gamut Prints, for providing such fantastic prizes and for graciously providing an additional runner-up prize (a full set of sample prints from their delicious line of papers) when we couldn’t make up our minds on the runners up. :)

Mark your calendars for early August when we run our next assignment. Let us know if the comments if you have a brilliant idea for our next assignment topic!

About Andree

Andree Kehn has written 38 post in this blog.

Andree is a fun Bethel Maine Wedding Photographer, who specializes in contemporary photojournalism. She eats shoots and leaves.



  1. Gamut Prints (Joe Ciarcia) says:

    June 13th, 2011 at 3:33 pm (#)

    Suggestion for the next assignment… here’s my idea inspired by this quote…

    “Don’t play what’s there, play what’s *not* there.” –Miles Davis

    Miles was commenting on the fact that music is not only defined by the notes you play, it’s defined by not playing, by the space between notes that frame a phrase and make it stand out. You “play” a rest (for those without musical experience a rest defines a specific amount of time where you aren’t playing). I’ve often thought this concept of “playing what’s not there” applies equally well to photography in the form of negative space.

    So, my suggestion for the next challenge is to use negative space!

    Oh… one more idea. The distance and direction challenge. It goes something like this… specify a method of travel, a direction, and a distance or time. Once you reach the destination make art where you are standing. Here’s a few examples…

    Get in your car and drive north for 5 miles, then drive west for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, find the first available place to park, get out of your car, walk 100 paces northwest and make some art!


    Walk 10 minutes (about a 1/2 mile) to the west then flip a coin. If it’s heads go northwest for 5 minutes, if it’s tails go south for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes has passed hop in the direction of your choice 5 times and make some art!

    Cheers, Joe

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