The Hipstography Awards 2017 – Nominees for Documentary Portfolio of the Year

By on January 18, 2018

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 Sunday January 21.


"Sayulita" by Scott Strazzante

Scott-Strazzante-Broadway-DTLA-portraitName: Scott Strazzante
Hometown: Chicago
Resides: San Francisco
Profession: San Francisco Chronicle staff photographer
Hobbies: Hiking, Movies, Photography
Hipstographer since: December 2011
Year of Birth: 1964

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

"Sayulita is a village on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It is a tranquil fishing village with a thriving hipster-surfer scene. The dirt streets are populated by children selling souvenirs, tourists driving golf carts and stray dogs. Lots of stray dogs. On the edge of town is an ornate cemetery that leads to Playa Los Muertos- The Beach of the Dead. A vibrant visual destination."
Scott Strazzante


"From Martinez to the Palais des Festivals" by Niels Brunelli

Niels-Brunelli-Cannes-Aarhus-portrait Name: Niels Brunelli
Hometown: Laméque (Canada)
Resides: Cannes (France)
Profession: Video journalist
Hobbies: Pop culture, Music, Photography
Hipstographer since: 2015
Year of Birth: 1970

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

"This series of pictures was taken, exclusively, along the famous Croisette, between Martinez and the Palais des Festivals; a distance of 1.1 km. For the duration of two weeks, this is the beating heart of the Film Festival! A true cinema decor where you will encounter stars, eccentrics as well as the real Cannois."
Niels Brunelli


"Renascença" by Claire Felicie

Claire-Felicie-Renascenca-portraitName: Claire Felicie
Hometown: Amsterdam, NL
Resides: Amsterdam, NL
Profession: Photographe
Hobbies: Dancing, swimming, reading
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1966

Favorite Combo:  Loftus  +  Sussex  +  Triple Crown 
Favorite Lens:  Loftus 
Favorite Film:  Sussex 
Favorite Flash: None

"In 2014, I stayed with the Xukuru Indians in Pernambuco, Brazil, for 5 weeks. One of the reasons I visited them was because I am fascinated by the re-identification of the indigenous peoples and the Xukuru are among them. After five centuries of repression by the colonizers, who violently repressed their culture and religion, the Xukuru are in the process of reviving and restoring what has been lost.
I have photographed 300 individual Xukuru with my iPhone, and I used only the Hipstamatic app. I chose the Tinto 1884 beforehand, because I wanted to emphasize this ambivalence: this mix of the modern with the traditional; the old with the new, and by doing so, raise the question: What is authentic? What is fake? Is this ‘re-identification’ possible or is their ‘authentic’ culture definitely and irreversibly lost? Or are these people creating a new kind of identity; fit for the 21st century?"

Claire Felicie


"Virgin of Guadalupe" by Ramón Cruz

Ramon-Cruz-Puro-Norte-portraitName: Ramón Cruz
Hometown: Chihuahua (México)
Resides: Chihuahua (México)
Profession: Social Psychologist, University Professor
Hobbies: Photography
Hipstographer since: 2015
Year of Birth: 1973

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  AO BW 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  AO BW 
Favorite Flash: None

"Each year, on December 12th, the day of the 'Virgin of Guadalupe' is celebrated, as part of the traditions of the Catholic Church. That day several processions dance and sing 'La Guadalupana' and pray on their way to the basilica or sanctuary. The celebration has become one of the most important traditional festivals in Mexico."
Ramon Cruz


"Yes I Cannes!" by Virginie Blanc-Brude

Virginie-Blanc-Brude-Asphalt-Jungle-portraitName: Virginie Blanc-Brude
Hometown: Rennes, France
Resides: Nice, France
Profession: Webmaster
Hobbies: Ashtanga Yoga, music, the sea, Hipstography
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1970

Favorite Combo:  Akira  +  Aristotle
Favorite Lens:  Akira 
Favorite Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
Favorite Flash: None

"You come across all sorts of people along the Croisette, during the Festival, when Cannes acquires a joyous air of Venice Beach. For the first time, I was lucky enough to climb the stairs for the viewing of “The Meyerowitz Stories” by Noah Baumbach, where I got a picture of Dustin Hoffman."
Virginie Blanc-Brude


"An enchanted interlude!" by Hélène Hache

Helene-Hache-Cannes-2017-portraitName: Hélène Hache
Hometown: Lorient, France
Resides: Nice, France
Profession: Real estate agent
Hobbies: Street photography, travels, cooking
Hipstographer since: 2014
Year of Birth: 1966

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  AO BW 
Favorite Lens:  John S 
Favorite Film:  AO BW 
Favorite Flash: None

"The Cannes Film Festival is basically 10 days of madness for those who work there, as well as for those visiting and partying. It’s a heady mix of energetic workers, star-struck fans, curious onlookers, tourists, scantily clad young women, extravagance, money, alcohol and, of course, Stars. Every single year, for the brief space of an enchanted interlude, the Red Carpet, the Golden Palm and all the other dream-provoking symbols associated with the Festival, attract the gaze of the entire world."
Hélène Hache


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