Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Cromwell Photographer Strikes Gold

Cromwell Photographer Strikes Gold

14 August, 2014

Cromwell professional photographer Janyne Fletcher has won gold at the at the prestigious national Iris Awards held in Rotorua earlier this month.

The Epson/New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Iris Awards attract hundreds of entries from around the country and overseas each year.

The awards are highly contested as they have helped launch and establish many careers.

The striking graphical photograph of Ben Ohau was one of the highest scoring print in the competition.

The print was awarded a coveted Gold Distinction award scoring 95 out of a possible 100 points.

All the entries are judged anonymously over three days by a panel of judges who include some of the most qualified and renowned local and international photographers.

The image earned high praise from distinguished Australian Judge and fine art photography expert, Ian Poole.

Mr Poole said “the graphic interpretation of the landscape made for a cracker of a shot” and went on to say “this is why I enjoy judging. I wait for images like these.”

Janyne says “I am thrilled to be able to present work that is true to my own creative vision and get the judges excited about what they are seeing.

The standard of these awards and professionalism of the judging is very high so it means a huge amount to me to receive a gold distinction award.”

Janyne had other successes at the awards including a silver and five bronze awards which have earned her the distinction of “Fellow of the NZIPP”. NZIPP distinction are achieved through accumulating winning entries in the Iris Awards.

“The awards have given me an opportunity to push my creative boundaries, and to see how my work is judged against the best of the industry,” said Janyne.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news