The 2010 Hasselblad Masters, which, at some point later on, became the 2012 Hasselblad Masters because someone decided, midway through the competition, that the competition should take place every two years instead of annually, is finally over. I was competing against a field of highly talented shooters from around the world and I was certainly happy to have been selected at all, considering there were 2500 entrants. The published online magazine of finalists and winners is available at the Victor by Hasselblad site.
All in all, second place is pretty damn good when you consider all the amazing photographers I was competing with.
Thank you, Hasselblad and, to all the amazingly talented judges: Alex & Felix, Colin Prior, Efrem Raimondi, Joachim Ladefoged, Jonathan Roquemore, Mark Holthusen, Nina Berman, Ripley & Ripley, Thomas Gerwers, Xie Mo, Anne Geddes, Danqing Wen, Grant Scott, Joao Carlos, Lyle Owerko, Mark Zibert, Peter Bialobrzeski, Sean Conboy and Tim Flach. You have all humbled me by acknowledging my work.
Now, it’s off to Nippon Photo Clinic to pick up my beloved 20 year old Hassie ELX. It had an unhappy confrontation with my studio floor last week.