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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 10 Mar 2010

Congratulations to Sarah Philipson of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!



Congratulations to Sarah Philipson of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Sarah is one of the most prolific contributors to our little contest, and this week marks her fourth victory. She follows last week’s winner, Ian Aberle.

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.

Now here’s more from Sarah:

Sarah Philipson

Title of Photo: Pointe

Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi, Tamron 18-270mm Lens

Tell us more about your photo: I’ve recently gotten into photographing at Burlesque shows, and there is a great burlesque community in the DFW area. I love the old-school artistry of these shows, and the confidence of the women (and men) who perform there. This particular shot was from the Burlesque-A-Billy show presented by Broads and Panties at Trees in Deep Ellum on March 6.

One of the girls did a routine that involved dancing on pointe, and I was so taken with the contrast of her classic black toe shoes and the animal-print ribbon that I made it a point to get several shots just of her feet. Because of the harsh stage lighting, I needed a way to emphasize the contrast between classical and rocker-chick, and stripping away the color from all of the shot but that fantastic ribbon seemed like the perfect technique.