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

By on janvier 17, 2018

Quels sont vos 3 portfolios préférés? Vous pouvez voter pour un seul portfolio, pour deux ou pour trois; trois étant le maximum.

Un seul vote par personne est autorisé.

Fin des votes pour cette catégorie: le samedi 20 janvier.

Remarque pour les lecteurs francophones: étant seul à gérer le site, il m'est impossible de copier les textes accompagnants les portfolios dans les deux langues. Je n'ai donc gardé que l'anglais. Merci de votre compréhension.


"People, Shadows & Bubbles" by Virginie Blanc-Brude

Nom: 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

"Being a city dweller, I tend to be most interested in people, and even when I travel, I choose to visit huge cities. I like dense, crude light that produces deep shadows. I love B&W photography so as to focus on the person and the shadows without dispersing the gaze. The result is often also more timeless.
I mainly use BlacKeys Supergrain with John S, Lowy or Akira, depending on the type of texture I want, the level of contrast and, whether I want a natural vignette or not. These pictures were taken in Arles, Nice, Venice, Singapore and Bali."

Virginie Blanc-Brude


"In between black and white" by Sebastian Kroll

Name: Sebastian Oskar Kroll
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Resides: Berlin, Germany
Profession: Educator at a primary school
Hobbies: Hipstography, playin' drums in a Punk Band, cooking
Hipstographer since: 2013
Year of Birth: 1980

Favorite Combo:  John S  +  AO BW 
Favorite Lens:  Madalena 
Favorite Film:  Blanko 1 
Favorite Flash:  Triple Crown 

"I love black-and-white photography. B/W brings the best out of the portrayed objects simply through reducing to the max. There are no colors to distract while the structures are likewise intensified and accentuated. Thanks to the strong vignette of the John S Lens and the granulated darkness of the BlacKeys Supergrain Film this combo is highly recommendable for pictures with their object in the center and which aim for a dramatic look. Since the combo does not leave any wishes unfulfilled already I prefer to use it in the Classic Mode."
Sebastian Kroll


"Journey to Iran" 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'd been wanting to visit Iran since I was a child. I had a beloved uncle who lived there for many years and his Persian stories fired my imagination at a young age. Finally, in November 2016, I had the oppurtunity of organising a trip so I spent 2 weeks visiting a few of the main sites and cities.
I found Iran even more beautiful and fascinating that I expected, and its people to be the kindest, most charming and welcoming of any country I've ever visited. Now all I think of is going back… "

Marina Sersale


"Asphalt Jungle" by Virginie Blanc-Brude

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

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

"This is a series of pictures I took in January 2017, mainly in and around Nice. I love taking pictures without really thinking about anything in particular,  reconnecting with my inner child and allowing myself to play again. I never have a premeditated plan; I like to just amble around and observe the people. There's magic in every single instance. I love the tarmac, the urban markings, the shadows and the clouds. There's poetry in everything!"
Virginie Blanc-Brude


"La Tadrart" by Frédéric Scheiber

Frederic-Scheiber-portraitName: Frédéric Scheiber
Hometown: Toulouse, France
Resides: Toulouse, France
Profession: Photo Journalist
Hobbies: Snowboard, surf, jazz
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1972

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

"Terrorism and the likes have kept tourists away from Algeria, including its deserts. Considered to be the Pearl of Tassili N'Ajjer, the desert of Tadrart is located about 200 km from Djanet and is part of the most beautiful desert in the world, the Central Sahara. Huge sculptural canyons with rocky peaks created by the effects of water, wind and extreme temperatures, seamlessly mix with colorful dunes. Traces of cave paintings and engravings prove that a human presence, stretching back as far as 12.000 years, lived in a bush land that gradually became a desert, characterized by its diversity and beauty."
Frédéric Scheiber


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