For the 3rd year I have had works selected as a nominee in the International Color Awards, which showcases some of the best works from over 75 countries annually. This year in the 10th Annual I had three images selected in the nominee category with two taking winnings medals achieving honorable mentions in the food category! ecstatic with this result and congrats to all the other nominees and winners!
Capture’s biggest issue of the year The Annual is a review of the year that was, showcasing the best of Australian, New Zealand and International work.
Opening my copy this week I was blown away to see that my piece “1/2 experience” had been selected into the best self promotion pieces for the year thanks Capture! Congrats to all the photographers who made it in and a big thanks to amazing stylist Carlu Seaver of Lizard Management for making my vision come to life.
I recently had the pleasure of Judging “Your Best Shot, Food” for Australian Photography + Digital July 2014 Issue.
I awarded Suzanne Opitz image “Line Up” as the overall winner Congrats Suzanne ! Suzanne’s pic took top honours as she explored food for more than the obvious. Her composition and execution were well thought giving her a great shot. Commended awards went to Paul Morton and Dana Carruther well done guys.
Im not one for photography competitions but recently had the honour of receiving 4 Nominee titles in the 7th Annual Masters Cup.
The Masters cup is a international colour award for photography. I managed to receive 3 Nominee titles in the Food category and 1 in Still Life for images shot last year that you may have already seen on my website. Press release below 🙂
LOS ANGELES 03MAY14 -Professional photographer Ben Cole of Australia was presented with the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Food at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, May 3, 2014.
The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.
7th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; and Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Belgium who honored Color Masters with 274 coveted title awards in 18 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,416 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Ben’s Photos, are exceptional images entered in the Food and Still Life category, representing contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of “Nominee.”
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.photomasterscup.com