Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Callahan Competition Results



Thank you all for the terrific response to the Valentine's Day competition (submitting a photograph inspired by Harry Callahan's famous photograph of his wife Eleanor). I've picked my top 5 and will leave it to the readers to select the winner. Just post a comment with the name of who you think should get the prize. No Anonymous votes allowed!

Above - Alicia Ackerman. "These are self-portraits, so all that tender loving from Callahan is not present. I was curious about my freakishly long arms and the pretty dresses in my closet."



Photo by Gabriela Herman



Photo by Daniel Schmeichler



Photo by Kate Hutchinson



Photo by John von Pamer


46 comments:

The Concrete Commentator said...

I love Daniel Schmeichler's. I just love the composition, and the positioning of the dog...perfect. her red top and the black lab-great contrast! The lighting on her skin is very nice. My vote is for Daniel.

Alexi Hobbs said...

My vote:

Kate Hutchinson!

yay.

Barry said...

Alicia Ackerman - She looks quite happy, but the hands seem to belong to another being, one that is about to rip off her head!

The Generalist said...

Gabriella

new yorker in training said...

Gabriela Herman!

Rusty said...

Daniel Schmeichler

Kara said...

Gabriela Herman!

Samantha Ryan said...

I vote for Kate Hutchinson.

Joe Holmes said...

Kate Hutchinson

makes coffee nervous said...

Congratulations to all of them. Beautiful pictures all.

I'm voting for Daniel Schmeichler.

eightxten said...

Daniel Schmeichler gets my vote.

Jonathas said...

Gabriela Herman , I mean look at how her picture creates this almost intimate relationship with her object. It's almost like you can hear her thoughts.

tobyoby said...

Gabriela Herman

littlheien said...

Gabriela Herman

lookinaroundbob said...

John von Pamer, THEY ARE ALL QUITE GOOD-NICE JOB

Molly Stevens said...

Daniel Schmeichler

DeadwoodPete said...

GabrielHerman's image is amazing. Simple and clear. I cannot say however that it is the most "Valentine-esque", but as a image, thumps up.

gUi mohallem said...

I'd stay with Gabrile herman's image.

so peaceful.

Stepher Katsimbera said...

Gabriela Herman

orla Rose said...

Gabriela Herman

Jordan MacInnis said...

Gabriela Herman!

Jordana Zeldin said...

Gabriela Herman, please! congrats, all!

Tony said...

Gabriela Herman

Broken arm at home said...

It has to be Gabriela. She just seems to best respond to Callahan's original, and her technical quality is above the others.

kompoStella said...

hey there -
i don't think any of them has the relaxed ambience of the original photo, so i'll vote for Alicia Ackerman whose attitude put a big smile on my face (too).

this way of deciding is a great idea, btw.

namasphos said...

Stunning group of photos, but I'd say Herman's stands out as well.

Nicholas said...

gab herman

Mervis said...

Gabriela Herman for the win.

HM to Kate Hutchinson.

Choresh said...

Alicia, I love the colors and the expressions, well made

Ali said...

Definitely Gabriela Herman's! It's so sensual.

Fiona B. said...

They are all rather wonderful, aren't they?

Gabriela Herman's seems to capture the intimacy in the same way.

But there is something about Daniel Schmeichler's that looks equally intimate, even if she's a bit further away from the camera. But the light on her belly and a creeping suspicion that she is ill only serve to develop the connection and curiosity.

And Kate Hutchinson's is simply arresting and luminous.

I have a feeling that John von Pamer's would be incredible in person and that the computer monitor doesn't do it justice.

My vote is for the sensuous and intimate Gabriela's - but I would love a print of each!

Kate said...

Alicia Ackerman!

Paul Pincus said...

there is something wonderful about alicia ackerman's portraits...her great sense of humour is infectious! ... she had me at freakishly long arms and pretty dresses!!!

i also like gabriela herman's photograph.

what a great competition, james!

Sheygetz said...

Alicia.

Laura said...

Gabriela Herman!!

Michael A. Knipp said...

Gabriela Herman!

Joetta said...

its a tough call but i go with gabriela:)

Simon said...

Gabriela Herman

Dustyflint said...

I think Daniel Schmeichler's really captures the essence of the original. It is a lovely shot and All are nicely done (I love the port and starboard taffy-face dresses).

Sally Forth said...

Gabriela Herman

Felix and Annie said...

Daniel Schmeichler. Definitely.

Sara said...

Gabriela Herman woo hoo!

monique said...

gabriella herman

Max Watman said...

Alicia Ackerman by a mile.

Robin said...

Gabriela Herman's image seems to best respond to Callahan's original

cog said...

is it okay if I think Alicia Ackerman is muy hot?

how about if it's in a totally non-sexist, uncreepy observationally appreciative way?