Analog Club Amsterdam Photo Contest: [PLAY] | Analog Photowalk

During our last analog photo walk, I came up with a friendly photo contest with 3 different themes (PLAY, SHAPES, and MOTION).  Many thanks to Retrocam.be, FOAM and Blast Galaxy for the products I can give away. Also big thumbs up to Thomas Manneke and Bas de Graaf for selecting the winners (+runner-ups) and of course MK24 for selecting the runner-up for theme PLAY and for the darkroom space. Once all the winners and runner-ups have been selected I will replace the general caption with the names of the photographers.

Submissions for PLAY

The winner will be selected by the luck of the wheel and the runner up will be selected by MK24. But we are always curious about what your favorite photo is. Please, leave a comment here or under the dedicated Instagram post and don’t forget to check the other 2 photo contest themes:

My excuses to GUP Talent Rik Groenland as I totally forgot to add his submission

Rik Groenland

And The Winner Of Theme [PLAY] By Tthe Luck Of The Wheel

And for the runner-up, I have asked someone from MK24 to make  a selection. And here’s the feedback in Dutch (and translate it with Google)

Beste Fotografen,
Wat een fijn klusje om de runner up te selecteren. Na een tijdje browsen blijven er drie foto’s over, Foto A, K en D waar ik een keuze uit gemaakt heb.

Foto A, een groep jonge jongens met hun fietsen in een loods spreekt me aan omdat deze foto een inkijkje geeft in het leven van kinderen in de stad. De groepering van de personen is mooi met een die op de achtergrond wegfietst, tegelijk is het jammer dat je een afstand voelt tot de personen in beeld doordat hun gezichten en hun uitdrukkingen niet scherp zijn.

Foto K spreekt me aan vanwege de compositie en het felle contrast. Daarbij krijg ik de indruk dat de maker volop speelt met de mogelijkheden van analoge fotografie en serendipity, zo ligt spelen en leren heel dicht bij elkaar.

Foto D is de foto die ik kies als runner up. De vreemde houding van de hoofdpersoon is heel statisch terwijl je als kijker weet dat deze houding een moment uit een beweging is. Dat schuurt. De houding wordt extra statisch door de dynamische lijnen boven, onder en links van de hoofdpersoon.

In English

Dear Photographers,
What a nice job to select the runner up. After browsing for a while, three photos remain, Photo A, K and D that I chose from.

Photo A, a group of young boys with their bicycles in a shed appeals to me because this photo gives an insight into the lives of children in the city. The grouping of the people is nice with one cycling away in the background, at the same time it is a pity that you feel a distance from the people in the picture because their faces and their expressions are not sharp.

Photo K appeals to me because of the composition and the bright contrast. I get the impression that the maker is playing with the possibilities of analogue photography and serendipity, so playing and learning are very close to each other.

Photo D is the photo I choose as runner up. The strange posture of the kid is very static, while the viewer knows that this posture is a moment out of a movement. That creates a nice conflict. The posture becomes extra static by the dynamic lines above, below and to the left of the main character.

Summary

I really enjoyed setting up this friendly photo contest and will try to have a friendly photo contest during each future Photowalk. But, for now here are the lucky ones:

Please, leave a comment and see you at the next Analog Club Amsterdam Photowalk

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