I couldn’t believe it when I got the email, that’s why I haven’t posted it here but, my contribution to International Photo Awards 2022, IPA, got nominated. It’s a series of photos I took one morning during maybe two hours at Batu Bolong in Canggu, Bali. I was, and still am, so fascinated by the temple, surfing and the sea, I tried to put all three in my photos and basically that are the photos I submitted. Think it was a good opportunity for me to submit a series of photos which are centered around one, or three, theme. And I didn’t win, but that really doesn’t matter. Or, of course it would have been super nice and a big opportunity for me. But, my photos got seen and I got to show how I see the world and maybe some people have discovered the beauty of the sea, surfing and the temples of Bali.
So I will continue to submit photos to contests and exhibitions, it’s easier when you already have a couple of sets of images which are ready. I’ve read that you have to continue to try, and enter contest, and you can submit the same images to many places. What I’ve noticed it’s that different organisations prioritise different kind of styles. And it’s not that my images are not good, it’s just that they don’t suit the contest of are in fashion at the moment. It’s ok. And I think it’s better to develop your own style than to try and fit into what’s fashionable at the moment.
The official contribution to the contest. And below are my official badges. When I was looking at Instagram and I saw other people posting these, and still was in doubt if I had been nominated, when I finally found them on Photoawards site I got assured that it was actually true.
So yes, I will continue to enter contests. And, by doing so I learn a lot not just about entering contest but also about what kind of photos I like to take and it’s an opportunity to spend more time with my photos and look at them as a set, a body of work. Having a body of work sounds super pretentious I know, but it’s actually true. And makes me proud, it’s not just a “nice click” it’s photographs.
30 responses to “I got nominated!”
hi…very nice of you to be nominated and this is really very important. and the main thing is that you photograph what you feel and look and see. continue and always be you and your gaze.my hug.
Thank you! Yes it’s true and, I’ve realised I’ve become so much more confident in my photography and want my photos to be shown to the world and not hiding them in my computer anymore. So, more contest and hopefully an exhibition somewhere 🤞
Thanks 🙏 sorry for late reply but my internet isn’t the most stable one, which is a bit worrying since I’m trying to take my business to the next level.
Grattis till nomineringen med dina fina surffoton! Nu såg jag ditt efternamn, jag som gick skolan i Kiruna, kul.
Thank you 🙏 it feels great!
“What I’ve noticed it’s that different organisations prioritise different kind of styles. And it’s not that my images are not good, it’s just that they don’t suit the contest of are in fashion at the moment. It’s ok. And I think it’s better to develop your own style than to try and fit into what’s fashionable at the moment”
Congratulations to you for being nominated 😍😍🙌. Those are very wise words — the fact that you were nominated at all is quite the feat and honour in of itself, even though you’re not trying to be too competitive and is mainly just doing what you love 💙🙌.
You are welcome 🙏.
You are doing what makes you happy and still participating in contests to spread awareness and the word about some of these wonderful areas and locations that you’ve been too, which is super admirable ✌️😇😇.
Once again 🙏 hope I get to travel to some more wonderful areas in the future although I’m very happy I’ve been able to travel during this part of the pandemic.
Thanks 🙏 and I thank you for sharing how you create your illustrations on instagram!
Thank you! 🙏
I am glad to hear that you got nominated.
Keep on the same rail.
Greetings from Tornio, Finland.
Kiitos 🙏 I still can’t believe I got nominated. But so happy for it! I’m back in the north of Sweden now so have to pop over to Finland for some proper bread. Like ohra rieska ♥️
Förlåt att jag undrar, men det känns lite knepigt att du inte svarade på mitt grattis.
Oj, förlåt … jag har inte sett ditt grattis. Men givetvis ett stort tack till dig. Har haft, och fortsätter, ha ganska stora problem med internet. Försöker lösa det men vet inte riktigt vad jag ska göra. Än en gång tack för att du tog dig tid att gratulera mig!
Thanks! There where a lot of great photographers in that big contest so I’m happy my work got noticed.
You take wonderful pictures. 🙂
Oh, thank you 🙏 some recognition is always nice!
Yes, it is. ☺️
Thanks 🙏 it was very nice to be noticed since it’s difficult for a photographer to get noticed, so it meant a lot to me.