The Hipstography Awards 2015 – Nominees for Monochrome Portfolio of the Year

By on January 25, 2016

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.

Only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting for this category will end on Thursday January 28th.


'Havana by Car' by Matthew Wylie

Matthew-Wylie-Toronto-2015-portraitName: Matthew Wylie
Hometown: Texas, United States
Resides: Toronto, Canada
Profession: Professor of English and Philosophy / Writer
Hobbies: Writing, Photography, Rare Books
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1978

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  AO DLX 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  AO DLX 
Favorite Flash:  Standard 

"Como siento nostalgia por un mundo que nunca conocí?" - Ernesto Guevara
Most photos shot in Havana, Cuba.
Matthew Wylie


'Nice' by Valery Hache

valery_hache_portraitName: Valéry Hache
Hometown: Rennes
Resides: Nice
Profession: Photojournalist at AFP
Hobbies: Photography exhibitions, the sea, photography books and films
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1962
Favorite Combo:  John S  +  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Flash: None

"Nice has to be one of the prettiest cities in France. It is an inexhaustible source for street photography at whichever time of the year. It’s summer now and, of course, there are loads of people out and about, especially on the beaches, which often leads to rather surreal images, like the tourist with his inflatable swan on the Promenade des Anglais. My favorite season is winter, when all the holidaymakers are gone! It’s easier to isolate my subjects and the light is softer.
I generally use the BlacKeys SuperGrain film coupled with the John S lens."

Valery Hache


'The language of the street' by Ilknur Can

Ilknur-Can-Cuba-portraitName: Ilknur Can
Hometown: Bilecik, Turkey
Resides: Istanbul, Turkey
Profession: Photographer
Hobbies: Mobile photography, travel
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1978

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  AO DLX 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  AO DLX 
Favorite Flash: None

"I am an Istanbul-based street-photographer and I’m currently working on a number of different projects. I love street photography because it allows you to capture people dreams faster than they can themselves! I use Hipstamatic and Oggl for my mobile photographs and, in my opinion, black-and-white lends itself best to street photography."
Ilknur Can


'Wanderings' by Vytautas Ambrazas

Vytautas-Ambrazas-portfolio-portraitName: Vytautas Ambrazas
Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
Resides: Fair Lawn, NJ
Profession: Radiation Therapist
Hobbies: Travel, kayaking, photography
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: 1971

Favorite Combo:  Chunky  +  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Lens:  Chunky 
Favorite Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Flash: None

"My two greatest passions in life are travel and photography. I love open road, it gives me inspiration and the freedom of a bird. I rediscovered photography in 2008. Influenced by a Lithuanian photographer Paulius Normantas, whom I met in India (2011), I migrated to predominantly shooting film. I was born and raised in Lithuania and currently I live in New Jersey (US), where I work as a radiation therapist."
Vytautas Ambrazas


'When in Rome' by Marina Sersale

Marina-Sersale-July-2015-portraitName: Marina Sersale
Hometown: Rome, Italy
Resides: Rome, Italy
Profession: I create perfumes
Hobbies: Photography
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1962

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Flash: None

"I’ve always had a great interest in photography but never took photos until I bought my first iPhone, in the fall of 2012. The ease and immediacy of shooting with a phone instead of a camera, the invisibility that it allows, and above all the experience of sharing on Instagram were a few of the contributing factors that led me to start taking pictures. Then I discovered Hipstamatic and that was it!! I loved it and I still do... passionately. At times, I find it frustrating because Hipstamatic has a mind of its own but also immensely exciting because I love not knowing how the images will turn out. The uncertainty of street photography - who will walk into my scene, how the light will change as I wait and whether I’ve made the right Hipstamatic choice - are the essence of what I love about photography."
Marina Sersale


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