The Hipstography Awards 2014 – Nominees for Color Portfolio of the Year

By on January 24, 2015

Which are your favorite 3 portfolios? You can vote for one of them, or two or three, it’s entirely up to you; the maximum, however, is three.

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Voting for this category will end on Tuesday January 27th.

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‘Lifecycle’ by Dani Salvadori

dani_salvadori_flower_portraitName: Dani Salvadori
Hometown: London
Resides: London
Profession: Director of Innovation
Hobbies: Being outdoors, photography, literature
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1956

Favorite Combo:  Americana  +  Robusta 
Favorite Lens:  Jane 
Favorite Film:  Claunch 72 Monochrome 
Favorite Flash:  Juicy Orange Gel 

"The temporary perfection of a flower is made all the more exquisite by the beauty of its decay. Hipstamatic amplifies the textures and colours of the floral lifecycle. Many of these images were taken in a period of mourning for my father who died recently after a long illness. Without lights or a proper studio set-up I took them in the kitchen window in the grey light of winter mornings."
Dani Salvadori



'The City of Contrasts' by Kathleen Magner Rios

kathleen_hong_kong_portraitName: Kathleen Magner Rios
Hometown: Fairhill Maryland
Resides: Wilmington Delaware
Profession: Partner in Real Estate Group
Hobbies: Running, traveling
Hipstographer Since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1969

Favorite Combo:  Yoona  +  Blanko 1 
Favorite Lens:  Yoona 
Favorite Film:  DC 
Favorite Flash: None

"Hong Kong, I was told upon arrival, is a city of contrasts. It did not take long before I understood what that meant. Taking a very modern elevated walkway and catching an efficient train that transported us out to Lantau Island, to see the traditional stilt house fishing village, Tai O was my first bit of education. Later, needing a bit of medical attention, I made my way to a modern pharmacy and found traditional herbal medicine being dispensed as well. To fulfill some souvenir shopping, I found myself in a super mall (one of many) and later in the day, surrounded by hawkers at markets specializing in jade, birds, fish and even fortune telling. The next day we toured the Chi Lin Nunnery. At first glance a Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) masterpiece, only to learn it was less than fourteen years old and a perfect replica. A soothing cruise around Victoria Harbor, ringed with exceedingly modern buildings, in a traditional junk boat topped off the trip. Hong Kong is a magical and mysterious place with elevated walkways and ancient stone streets; bright sun and hazy days... It is a place that stirred my imagination and soothed my soul. It is a place I won't soon forget."
Kathleen Magner Rios



'Flower Wild' by Vanessa Ray

vanessa_ray_flower_portraitName: Vanessa Faith Ray
Hometown: Ida, Michigan, USA
Resides: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Profession: Marketing
Hobbies: Photography, Yoga, Gardening
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: 1979
Favorite Combo:
 Adler 9009  +  Ina's 1935  +  RedEye Gel 
Favorite Lens:  Adler 9009 
Favorite Film:  Irom 2000 
Favorite Flash:  Juicy Orange Gel 

"I've always been drawn to aesthetics, and there are few things more pleasing than flowers. Soft, lovely, delicate. There is something so divinely feminine about them. They bring out my inner-child. They remind me to be a lady. They encourage me to embrace the moment. Flowers are wild and free, and I truly, with all my heart and soul, love them."
Vanessa Ray



'India through my iPhone' by Connie Gardner Rosenthal

connie_gardner_rosenthal_india_portraitName: Connie Gardner Rosenthal
Hometown: Abington, PA
Resides: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: jewelry designer
Hobbies: iPhoneography, travelling, cooking, gardening,...
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: 1947

Favorite Combo:  Jane  +  Blanko Freedom13 
Favorite Lens:  Tinto 1884 
Favorite Film:  D-Type Plate 
Favorite Flash: Don’t use

"Most of these photographs were taken during an iPhone workshop with the talented, intuitive and amazing teacher Karen Divine. Four other women and I were led by Karen on visits to old and new Delhi, Rohet Garh and Narlai outside of Jodphur, the holy city of Varanasi, and the Taj Mahal. Guiding us collectively and individually to capture our experience through our iPhones we each gained a beautiful perspective on the people, their culture and their way of life. We were welcomed in homes, joined a wedding celebration, visited markets and festivals, capturing images that will forever tell a story of this amazing journey."
Connie Gardner Rosenthal



'The Underground Scene of City' by Lai Yat Nam

lai_yat_nam_portraitName: Lai Yat Nam
Hometown: China
Resides: Hong Kong
Profession: Visual Artist, Photographer, Director, Writer & Curator
Hipstographer Since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1978

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  Blanko C16 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  Blanko C16 
Favorite Flash: None

"After obtaining my Diploma in Film and Fine Arts at HKAPA (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts), I went on to major in Cinematography/Lighting Design, graduating in 2002. Barely a year later, I started working at RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) as Director of Photography. My first short film 'Weight Of Light' was an official selection at the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2007. In 2009, I was enlisted as the director of photography for a co-produced (NHK & RTHK TV) two-hour drama, shot in Hong Kong and Japan.
My first photo exhibition 'Tell Me How Not to Think About Her' was at Fringe Club Hong Kong in 2010. In 2012, four featured photographers, including me, set up the 'PHOTO NOWG' group. The principles of 'Photo Now' include using documentary snapshots, exploring each corner of the city and recording every special moment.
I started taking iPhone photographs a year ago and six months ago I fell in love with Hipstamatic for street photography. I hope to highlight a new approach to photography, through my participation in 'The Underground Scene 2012' exhibition. Right now, I am preparing my first feature length film 'Messiah'."

Lai Yat Nam



'Order in Chaos' by Deep Ghosh

Deep-Ghosh-portraitName: Deep Ghosh
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Resides: Kolkata, India
Profession: Musician
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1976

Favorite Combo:  Chunky  +  Robusta 
Favorite Lens:  Ray Mark II 
Favorite Film:  Shilshole 
Favorite Flash: None

"I am a photographer by second nature. As I've been painting since childhood, I tend to see the world on a canvas. I enjoy photography that has a story, or a context, other than also being photographic compositions. I collect photographs like memories, so that every time I go through them I can relive those moments. Capturing images is a fascinating scope to explore the world, that sometimes remain unnoticed outside of the world of photography."
Deep Ghosh



'On the sunny side of the Alps' by Maj Jones

maj-jones-portfolio-portraitName: Maj Jones
Hometown: Kranj, Slovenia
Resides: Kranj, Slovenia
Profession: Entrepreneur
Hobbies: iphoneography, films, kiting
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: A woman never tells

Favorite Combo: None
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Blanko 1 
Favorite Flash:  Cadet Blue Gel 

"I’ve been using Hipstamatic from the moment I got my first iPhone, early in 2011. It is a very powerful photo application and beautifully incorporated in the brilliant iOS. I don’t have a favourite combo. I believe the feeling in each photo should reflect the photographer’s mood and emotions while taking the photo, and if you know what you can get from Hipstamatic, it is quite easy to find the proper combination, at the proper time. I love to experiment so I am using Oggl too, because I think it is a great tool also for this purpose.
In Slovenia, where I live, we don’t have big cities, wide parks, high buildings… It’s a small country and it takes only three hours to drive the longest distance between borders by car. Nature here is wonderful. We say that our country is a pearl on the sunny side of the Alps. I live very close to one of Slovenia’s natural resorts, Triglavski Narodni Park and I travel there whenever I can. It has a special energy and many of us believe that some parts are inhabited with fairies and goblins.
To present it’s beauty, I have chosen a collection of photos, catching the feelings and mood of this magical place in different seasons."

Maj Jones



‘A Year Of Nature’ Par Mike Ryan

Mike-Ryan-Portfolio-portraitName: Mike Ryan
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Resides: Melrose, Massachusetts
Profession: Director of urban forest park support group
Hobbies: Visiting nature, photography
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1943

Favorite Combo:  Florence  +  C-Type Plate  +  Pop Rox 
Favorite Lens:  Vincent 
Favorite Film:  Robusta 
Favorite Flash:  Triple Crown 

"During the past year I have enjoyed how Hipstamatic photography enhances expressive possibilities when encountering the natural world. Reviewing a day spent in a garden, at the ocean. or in a forest setting, often shows results that expand creative boundaries. This portfolio documents the past year of my love affair with the variety of changing seasons and interpretations made possible by Hipsta photography."
Mike Ryan


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One Comment

  1. graham cooper

    January 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    My vote: 1 = Salvadori; 2 = Ryan

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