The Hipstography Awards 2013 – The Ceremony

By on February 9, 2014

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Each day Hipstography publishes a "Photo of the Day". Sometimes, a photo is so exceptional that it becomes the "Photo of the Week". Of the 365 photos published in 2013, the jury selected 130, in 13 distinct categories. From abstracts to portraits, via monochromes to macros, here are the 13 prize winners in the Hipstography Awards for 2013. The category "Performing Arts Capture of the Year" yielded two nominees who literally came in neck and neck, with a single vote separating them. I find it impossible to publish only one, because they are both absolutely exceptional. Exceptional, so, there will be 14 instead of 13.

Abstract Photo of the Year Award

Matthew Wylie

Lens:  Tinto 1884 
Film:  Uchitel 20 
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"I was lucky: I caught the light, and the girl. What's more?"
Matthew Wylie

Animal Photography of the Year Award

Elisabetta Caocci

Lens:  Americana 
Film:  Dylan 
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"I love this picture as it was one of the first I took of my dog Lara, the one on the right, who I’d adopted from a rescue centre for stray dogs a week earlier. She was playing with a new friend, a rottweiler puppy, on the crest of a hill exactly as the sun was going down; they were so elegant and happy that I had to take a photo of the moment. I was really surprised at the results: a bit magical because of the little stars created by Dylan film and the strange shape of trees. I must thank Simone Muresu for suggesting to me this fantastic combo that had never used before."
Elisabetta Caocci

Architectural Capture of the Year Award

Sezgi Olgac

Lens:  Kaimal Mark II 
Film:  Float 
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"I was travelling on the tram when I took this shot. So I had only one chance for a good shot and Hipstamatic did not fail me. Here's a glimpse of the magnificent New Mosque shining in the middle of the fall."
Sezgi Olgac

Landscape of the Year

Lee Atwell

Lens:  GSQUAD 
Film:  Rock BW-11 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
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"This photo was taken in western Washington’s Skagit Valley at the height of the tulip season. There was an ominous thundercloud building overhead, but, the sun broke out for just a few minutes at this time. At first I thought the petals had fallen naturally as there had been hail the day before and heavy rain earlier in the day. But, as I was pretty much lying in the mud to take the pic, I could see the stems had been cut - I was very touched."
Lee Atwell

Living Moments of the Year Award

Carlos Wilfredo Trejo

Lens:  Jane 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
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"The place is called "Monumento a la Revolución", it's in México City. The young ones and the children like to play in the fountain on sunny days."
Carlos Wilfredo Trejo

Macro of the Year Award

David Brown

Lens:  Jane 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
Using:  Olloclip 

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"My intent with this photo was to capture macro shots of the bees that were attracted to this Passion flower. Full sun light was hitting the stem on its side and lighting the interior. Most of the shots were being burned out in the center because of the intense light, and the bees weren’t cooperating. This shot, after I used Jolly Rainbo 2X flash to darken the exposure, turned out to be the best one."
David Brown

Monochrome of the Year Award

Albion Harrison-Naish

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
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"Water Children" – Ben Buckler Point Boat Ramp, Bondi Beach. 2013

"Across Australia this summer there were various heat waves, with whole weeks averaging in the high 30 degree Celsius range. On this day it was expected to be in the low 40s, amongst Sydney’s highest on record, and so luckily I was on holidays and had planned to do nothing much that Tuesday. In the morning, I got a call from a wonderful old friend of mine, who lives in Melbourne nowadays. He was in town for a couple of days visiting family, so we sat in the shade of my garden drinking and smoking and talking the time away until the early afternoon sun had passed and we made our way, along with some other mates down to the north end of Bondi Beach.

Bondi is a crescent bay and on the northern side is a large rock shelf, and some small cliffs. It is common to find people jumping into the ocean off the rocks rather than swim at the beach. You are very close to the edge of the bay here, and it’s great to be on the tip of the ocean. Just a smidgen more into the bay is a boat ramp, a slightly more popular entry point. Well this day, not only was the beach packed, but pretty much every available surface, rock, grass, concrete or otherwise, was full of crowds of people staying as close to the water as possible. In and out. In and out, all day, afternoon, evening and night. It was quite the scene. On a workday, all types were down there, dozens of dogs and it was almost a carnival atmosphere. I must admit, I was too engrossed in the day and the friends to really think about taking any photos. But just before we were thinking of heading up the pub and returning to our drinking, I rummaged in my pile of bits and bobs, retrieved my phone and had a quick wander and snap. This one is of the boat ramp, and was the group of people sitting next to us. Despite appearances, they were unaware of me taking this pic, as I was holding the phone to me tummy. I take a lot of my candids from the hip or chest."
Albion Harrison-Naish

Multi-Exposure of the Year Award

Samantha Nason

Lens:  Foxy 
Film:  GS-0 
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Using:  Multiple Exposure Kit 

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"Truth and Beauty"

"I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf... in the curve of a woman's back..." (Isabel Allende)
Samantha Nason

Performing Arts Capture of the Year Award

Alon Goldsmith

Lens:  Tejas 
Film:  DreamCanvas 
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"Venice Skatepark is a constant source of inspiration. In an attempt to capture the fabulous edginess that drives these concrete warriors, I almost always shoot from the hip."
Alon Goldsmith

Performing Arts Capture of the Year Award

Tim Engle

Lens:  Florence 
Film:  Blackeys Extra Fine 
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"Working with dancers is one of my favorite subjects! Using the Hipstamatic app has added a new dimension to their movement. I also love that I can give them an image immediately."
Tim Engle

Portrait of the Year Award

Lee Atwell

Lens:  Matty ALN 
Film:  US1776 
Using:  Oggl 

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"Quiet Time"

"Living three hours drive and in another country from my elderly mother provides challenges in her care – especially when she is not well. My mom had suffered two strokes and other health challenges and was in the hospital for a week recovering. After she was back at her nursing home, I continued to stay with her so I could take special care of her during that time. To me, a big part of returning to wellness includes big doses of love, laughter, and providing her with activities she loves such as listening to music and singing songs.
Although the care-aides at her home are very conscientious, it doesn’t match the love she receives from her family when we are able to be there with her. However, I am particularly touched by Grace who takes the time to read to her when she visits. This photo captures a moment of loving compassion that felt quite palpable to me.
It can be a challenge to share such a personal photo, but the relationship they have is so precious and inspiring, I felt moved to share it."
Lee Atwell

Street Photography of the Year Award

Mohsen Chinehkesh

Lens:  John S 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 
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"I'm a mobile street photographer. My fascination with photography dates back to my childhood when my father gave me an old broken 110 camera to play with. I began my photography career with a Zenit 312m camera and Ilford PAN 100 black and white film. Although I've been taking photos almost all of my life, I was recognized as a photographer after I started to share my mobile street photos on photography networks like Instagram, Filckr and EyeEm. Hipstamatic has revived the sweet memories of analog photography for me, so now I shoot exclusively with Hipstamatic."
Mohsen Chinehkesh

Transport Capture of the Year Award

Jason Mynatt

Lens:  John S 
Film:  Claunch 72 Monochrome 
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"I shot this while exiting DC's metro at Foggy Bottom. I often shoot in subways because of the lighting and the people. I noticed the people ascending into the light and thought that John S and Claunch would work perfectly. I snapped one shot and headed up myself. Back at my hotel I saw the result and loved it. Especially the woman's extended hand near the bottom of the photo.."
Jason Mynatt

Waterscape of the Year Award

Millo Salgado

Lens:  Helga Viking 
Film:  Ina's 1935 
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"That day at Cuyutlán the water was crystal clear. As usual, I was taking photos of my kids and people swimming in the ocean. I love this shot because I captured the exact moment when the water gently graced my child's cheek; oh little wave, oh lovely child. Cuyutlán, Colima, México."
Millo Salgado

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4 Comments

  1. tracy mitchell griggs

    February 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Wow – what a great treat – reviewing these portfolios and images. I am inspired to experiment more with Hipsta – I appreciate the purity and experimental philosophy that is Hipsta’s foundation. Hipsta seems to demand a thorough grounding in composition while challenging the user with becoming knowledgeable of the myriad combinations and investigating “what works with what”….kudos to all the artists and jury.

  2. José Freitas

    February 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Stunning!

  3. Justin Gould

    February 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful photos

  4. Leona Wong

    February 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you all ^^

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