What a week just been. The annual Epson NZIPP Professional Photography (Iris) Awards were held in Wellington, along with our annual conference. To say it was a blast is an understatement. The best yet, in the 17 years that I have been involved. We are very lucky to have such a talented creative community, that is supportive of each other despite what may seem to be competitive businesses. The reality is we face many similar issues, and have more in common in an ever evolving digital age.
Anyway, despite not gaining an ever elusive gold (which was my target!), nine out of ten entries received recognition by way of silver and bronze awards. Split over Wedding Classic, Documentary, Landscape and Wild Places, you can see my awarded entries here. It is always good to have your work appraised by your peers, to see where you sit professionally. It isn’t always an easy process, and is the cause of much angst in preparing work, and then seeing them judged. Regardless, we are a very small nation whose work sits with pride equal to any on the international stage.