Abbotsford photographer Jason Brown won three Best in Class awards at a competition for professional photographers last week at Sun Peaks.
And one of his images, a photo illustration entitled Shoe-icide also received two Judge’s Choice Awards as well as the Jan de Haas Trophy for most creative image (the overall judges’ choice award).
“When I first saw my wife’s shiny red shoes, I knew exactly what I wanted to create,” said Brown. “I challenge myself each year and especially enjoyed realizing my vision for Shoe-icide. It’s an honour for my craftsmanship and dedication to be recognized at this level.”
The 2013 Provincial Image Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada – B.C. received 207 images. Judges considered impact, creativity, style, composition and technique when making their decisions. They especially like the shoe image.
“This is a clean, crisp, well executed image with excellent attention to detail and believability. The skilled use of crafted light and colour harmony, along with a humorous title, made it stand out,” stated judge Greg Shurman in a release.
Brown also won for Best in Class for Radial Ascension in Architecture and Luminous Procession in the unclassified category.
Brown studied architecture at the Architectural Institute of B.C. before beginning his photography career.
In the past few years, he has used his photography skills to support many non-profit organizations and has created three Imagine books, featuring portraiture of children as fundraisers for Matthew’s House and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Brown is a co-owner and principal photographer of Revival Arts in Abbotsford.