The 2013 Provincial Image Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia (PPOC-BC) was exhibited last weekend in Sun Peaks, British Columbia. Jason Brown, professional photographer at Revival Arts in Abbotsford, was awarded three Best in Class Trophies for: “Radial Ascension” in Architecture, “Luminous Procession” in Unclassified and “Shoe-icide” in Illustration.
Greg Shurman, one of the judges and four time Provincial Photographer of the Year, commented on Brown’s “Shoe-icide” 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.” This image also received two Judge’s Choice Awards, as well as the Jan de Haas Trophy for Most Creative General Interest image which is the overall judges’ choice award.
For 2013, there were 207 images entered and 60% were accepted into the Provincial Image Salon. When assessing the submissions, the panel of judges considered criteria such as impact, creativity, style, composition and technique. Brown said, “It’s an honour for my craftsmanship and dedication to be recognized at this level. I challenge myself each year and especially enjoyed realizing my vision for ‘Shoe-icide’. When I first saw my wife’s shiny, red shoes, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.”
Brown has previously won top provincial and national awards for his architectural and portrait images and holds nine accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada. He regularly does portrait photography for families throughout the Lower Mainland and commercial photography for a wide variety of North American companies. More of his photography may be seen at www.rastudio.ca, www.architecture-photographer.ca and www.commercial-photographers.ca.