My first wedding shoot at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to a lovely couple a few years back was great fun. What more does one need, sun, warmth and happiness. Back in Raleigh after a day of shooting the party was about to begin with decorations in full swing. One of their friends hand made cupcakes came strolling in to settle down on the dessert section. Of course I wanted to grab one of each, but if I value my compensation at the end I’d better not. It was to beautiful not to photograph and so I ate some with my eyes.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 20
Award Score: 60 (Value 10, Clarity 10.5, Composition 16.5, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, The United States
Photographer: Stephen Chu (Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Registered
‘Expressions, serendipitous, emotional, urban, beautiful, RAW, present’ … that’s what Stephen Chu says … Having lived in the USA for many years, this Toronto native returned to his hometown of Canada in 2016. As a well-traveled, past photography club event organizer he considers himself a lifelong student of the world. Unafraid and willing to try everything at least once he’s a foodie at heart loving all that is ethnic and diverse. He has a tremendous observational love for all of humanity’s quirks, foibles’ and emotions – what surrounds and encompasses society, something we call life. Purest in the sense, through his mind’s eye, he clicks at the RAW, as it happens and documents the moments that whispers in the wind. His compassion for those who possess less exceeds his own passion for reality. Ultimately he strives to imbue into his images a sense of humanity and through many years of continual training, honing his skills and practicing through the lens. As he journeys on this train, he’ll continue to strive and capture in his mind’s eye, the world and it’s never ending rotation we call life.