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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 17 Jun 2009

Congratulations to Ellie Ivanova, winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!



Congratulations to … we don’t really know. Last week, someone who goes by the Flickr handle of parasol submitted this very cool photo to the pool. But, so far, we haven’t gotten a response to our questionnaire. So the mystery continues. Still, we deliver a Flickr Photo of the Week every week, and this week will be no different. When we do hear back from our secret winner, we’ll update this post. He or she follows last week’s winner, Greg Westfall.

UPDATE: Our winner has made contact, and she is Ellie Ivanova of Arlington.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, 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.

eivanova-200Now here’s more with Ellie:

Title of photo: The Wave
Equipment: Pentax K10 (for that particular photo, it was Pentax *istD)
Tell us more about your photo: Photos of artwork seem easy, because artwork doesn’t move and can wait for you to get close, set up your equipment and make up your mind on how to approach it. But in fact it is very difficult to capture. You have to answer the fundamental question: why is a photo of a sculpture relevant? Would it say something new beyond what the sculpture itself already represents? Why photograph it at all? When I took this photo, I did more than 50 shots of Santiago Calatrava’s sculpture The Wave, located in front of the Meadows Museum in Dallas and found out how versatile it was in its expression.

  • DHS

    Great shot. When was it taken? That sculpture at SMU has been under repairs and immobile for many months now…can’t wait to see it up and making waves again.