For those that haven't come across Photocrowd, do go over to their website for a look at
https://www.photocrowd.com/ or on twitter @photocrowd
You'll find regular photography contests, all linked to crowd voting and expert judging. I mention this as it's great to see one of my images commended in a competition, and also given an Expert review. Thanks very much Photocrowd, and thanks also to Francesca Moore, Music photographer, for her kind words about the work (below).
Francesca Moore, Music photographer. 'I think that the rich red lighting, the outfit and that one eye that’s staring at you and holding your attention all really give you a sense of the artist and the music. You don’t even have to see the plectrums all lined up in the microphone stand to know that there’s been a guitar thrashing just off camera. And the low view-point also makes the act look powerful, even overpowering, which is a perfect depiction.'
The image was taken in December 2013, of lead singer Justin Hawkins from The Darkness. He (very kindly) gave me a look, and with the aid of a bit of atmospheric lighting, the image says it all.
More details? Follow the link to the best images from the contest, below...
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