Before we get to this week’s winner, we want to let you know that voting is now open for the Flickr Photo of the YEAR. We’ve picked five finalists and posted them on our blog. You can vote from now until 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, and we’ll let you know both the readers’ winner and the choice of our professional, SMU photography professor Debora Hunter. Click here to vote in the contest. Now, on to this week’s winner…
Congratulations to Guy Reynolds of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Guy is a bit of a ringer – he’s been a staff photographer and editor at The Dallas Morning News for nearly 30 years. He shot the above series with a Holga camera, a piece of equipment he says provides a nice break from all the state-of-the-art equipment he uses at work. Guy follows last week’s winner, Wade Griffith.
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 Guy:
Title of photo: Church construction; triptych
Equipment: Overlapping triple exposure with 120 b/w film shot with a Holga.
Tell us more about your photo: This series was taken at the New Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Livingston, Texas. I noticed the steeple lying in a field while on a road trip back to Dallas from Winnie, Texas, where I’d shot a Hurricane Ike anniversary story for the paper. I then found that it was awaiting placement on top of a new church building going up close to the old one. I couldn’t tell if it was a new one or had been taken off of the old one.