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Flickr Photo of the Week


by Stephen Becker 25 Mar 2009

Congratulations to Kris Swenson, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest!  If Kris’ name sounds familiar, you might remember her as the subject of a recent Art&Seek Q&A. Kris is an artist who works in a variety of media; if you’d like to see more of her work, check out her Web […]

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Congratulations to Kris Swenson, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest!  If Kris’ name sounds familiar, you might remember her as the subject of a recent Art&Seek Q&A. Kris is an artist who works in a variety of media; if you’d like to see more of her work, check out her Web site. She follows last week’s winner, Tim Pittsinger.

If you would like to participate, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday and Gini Mascorro will read your name on the air at the end of her daily arts calendar.

Now, here’s more from Kris:

Kris Swenson

Title: Tricky: Nearly God (Live @ Granada Theater, 03.16.09)

Equipment: Camera body: Canon Rebel XT (EOS). Camera lens: Canon Ultrasonic wide-angle.

Tell us more about your photo: The photo was taken during a Tricky concert recently at the Granada Theater in Dallas. Live music performances are one of my favorite things to shoot – it’s a challenge because either you capture the moment or you don’t. It keeps you on your toes, because the environmental lighting, space and framing of the shot, the angle, the subject and motion (not to mention capturing the mood of the moment) are constantly changing factors, and you have an extremely small window to realize the shot and try to get it. So to keep up with those elements is challenging, and when you get a shot that aligns all those factors, and it works, it’s a great feeling.

Also, trying to capture the feeling of motion in a still shot (of a journalistic, almost portrait-type nature) without too much blur feels like a success when the blur is slight and incidental, and it contributes to the shot but doesn’t own it.

Oh, and as an FYI, I won the concert tickets through answering a question on Art & Seek.org … so keep your eyes out because you never know what cool things they might post! 🙂 Thanks to Art & Seek!

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  • Jen Teague

    Great Pic! It captures what seems to have been a great concert!

  • Mom

    There are NO limits on this girl’s talents!! Kris, you are truly an amazing piece of art yourself. I love you and keep up the awesome work.