25 Winners & Finalists Of LensCulture 2021 Street Photography Awards

1st Place Series: Reflections Inside the Seoul Metro by Argus Paul Estabrook

Here are the winners and finalists of the LensCulture 2021 Street Photography Awards.

On the heels of a global pandemic, with cities around the world reopening little by little, we wondered what the 2021 Street Photography Awards would show us. Would images be celebratory, with photographers reveling in the closeness of passersby after more than a year of solitude? Or would they remain eerily quiet and uncertain?

What we discovered was a wide world caught somewhere between before and after Covid-19. This year’s competition brought us hundreds of entries, revealing the hustle and bustle of daily life proceeding as it once did, but in new, often socially distanced spaces. And we were reminded that photographers express themselves with metaphors and emotions, as much as they do with the street scenes unfolding around them.

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From Seoul to Sydney, Rio to Manhattan, Istanbul to Yangoon City — talented photographers showed us their daily habitats captured brilliantly with light, shadow, color, drama, serendipity, and often a sense of humor.

2nd Place Series: In Visible Light by Sam Ferris

3rd Place Series: Out of the Shadow by Anna Biret

1st Place Single: In the Shadow by Bego Amaré

2nd Place Single: Geometric Hong Kong by Jason Au

3rd Place Single: Goat Auction in Nizwa by Maude Bardet

Jurors’ Picks: Independent Mysteries by Michael Magers

Jurors’ Picks: In Search Of It by Murat Harmanlikli

Finalist: The Light Smoker by Andrea Pozzoni

Finalist: Sea of Socks by Nrian Hodges

Finalist: My Splendid Mirage by Ed Peters

Finalist: The Trees Knows All by Giannis Giannelos

Finalist: Floating in the Sky by Herve Chatel

Finalist: Human Theatre by Merja Varkemaa

Finalist: Preparing for Paradise by Michael Mcilvaney

Finalist: Suit and Tie by Noel Rivera

Finalist: White Wall by Ole Christiansen

Finalist: Out From The Shadows by Pelle Sten

Finalist: Street Moment From NYC by Sicong Wu

Finalist: Struggle by Thaw Aung

Finalist: Dream On by Tufan Cevahirci

Finalist: Guilt by Thanakorn Treratanaboot

Finalist: Lido di Venezia, 2020 by Pier Andrea Perini

Finalist: Eyes of the City by Emre Cakmak

Finalist: Untitled by Umbrto Verdoliva

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/25-winners-finalists-of-lensculture-2021-street-photography-awards/

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Psychedelic Portraits by Erwin Kruz

Erwin Cruz is a London-based artist who paints vivid, psychedelic portraits. With large strokes, Cruz transforms everyday subjects into stylized existential paintings, somewhat reminiscent of the Disco Elysium video game style.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/psychedelic-portraits-by-erwin-kruz/

Nightmares Under the Moon: Dark and Gloomy Illustrations by Brian Luong

Brian Luong is an illustrator currently residing in Southern California. Pulling inspiration from landscapes and natural subject matters, he creates scenes and subjects that range from being tranquil to otherworldly.

Brian employs the use of muted colors, meticulous hatching, and textures in order to create bold illustrations. For a darker, gloomy approach, he’ll render using white on black to create compositions that appear to be dimly lit by moonlight.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/nightmares-under-the-moon-dark-and-gloomy-illustrations-by-brian-luong/

Cool Photos Defined Fashion Styles of Young People in the 1970s

The early 1970s fashion scene was very similar to 1969, just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970s. Polyester was the material of choice and bright colors were everywhere. Men and women alike were wearing very tight fitting pants and platform shoes.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

Early 1970s fashion was a fun era. It culminated some of the best elements of the ’60s and perfected and/or exaggerated them. Some of the best clothing produced in the 1970s perfectly blended the mods with the hippies. By the late 1970s, the pant suit, leisure suit and track suit was what the average person was sporting. Every woman had a cowl neck sweater in her closet and every man had a few striped v-neck velour shirts.

Tunics, culottes and robes were also very popular. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which dresses were meant to be worn at home, and which ones were for a night on the town. Chest hair, medallions, polyester, butterfly collars, bell bottoms, skin-tight t-shirts, sandals, leisure suits, flower patterned dress shirts, sideburns and, yes, tennis headbands.

There is one common theme throughout fashion in the 1970s: pants were tight fitting. And it is probably the first full decade in which women could be seen wearing pants in every walk of life.

These cool photos were found by Mark Susina that show what young people wore in the 1970s.




































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/cool-photos-defined-fashion-styles-of-young-people-in-the-1970s/

Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of Orcas and Sunsets

Mary Parkhill spends her summers in Alaska documenting the picturesque landscape, which includes stunning photos of orcas frolicking in the water. She also photographs the sunset and merges them into stunning fine art images.

Mary’s journey to professional photography has occurred in three distinct phases, each of which uniquely shaped her artistic design, framing perspective, and broader worldview. All of these experiences inform the masterpieces she produces today.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/photographer-captures-breathtaking-images-of-orcas-and-sunsets/

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Moebius - Starwatcher 6, 1993.

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David Millgate - 2000 AD Judge Dredd, Mean Machine Angel, 1995.

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Poch4N’s Seductive Anime Girls

Poch4N is an artist from the Philippines who draws seductive anime girls. One might think that Poch4N only draws NSFW content, but that’s not true – an artist makes some pretty decent art, too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/poch4ns-seductive-anime-girls/

Artist Recreates Her Favorite Spooky Characters Using Paper Art

The Book of Life

According to Kristy Edgar: “I have been making paper art for some time now and October is always my favorite month because I make teeny tiny paper homages to some of my favorite horror or Halloween-related movies.

This year, I decided to only make the ladies – scream queens, final girls, and ladies of the night. I’m really proud of how they turned out!”

More: Instagram, Etsy h/t: boredpanda

Bewitched

Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Craft

Hocus Pocus

Squid Game

Alien

Wanda (Witches Count!)

Black Swan

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hex Girls!

Little Shop of Horrors

Corpse Bride

The Mummy

Coraline

Sleepy Hallow

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beetlejuice

Jennifer’s Body

Ready or Not

Death Becomes Her

Shape of Water

The Ring

Scream

Carrie

Psycho

Psycho

Dracula

Crimson Peak

What We Do in the Shadows

Little Mermaid

Twilight & True Blood

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Exorcist

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Ghoul School

Midsommar

Teen Witch!

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-recreates-her-favorite-spooky-characters-using-paper-art/

Artist Sorted Famous Characters By Species And It Looks Like They Are Taking A Big Family Photo

According to Linda Bouderbala: “Here comes the second part of my series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo.

Of course, I couldn’t do this series without doing the dogs and cats! I expected them to be numerous… But not that many! So many, that I even had to arrange them by color.

There are at least 170 cats and 230 dogs, and of course, some are still missing, but I think the most important ones are there. Between the research of characters, the setting up, and the illustration itself, it took me about 50 hours to draw the cat team and 70 hours for the dogs.

Let me introduce you to my hippo, fox, wolf, tiger, cat, and dog teams! Also, you can find my previous post featuring more pop-culture characters by clicking here!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-sorted-famous-characters-by-species-and-it-looks-like-they-are-taking-a-big-family-photo/