Archive for '365'
I am a little late getting to this, but I wanted to share the news! Late last fall, I was acknowledged by the photography community at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. Judged by some of the industries top professionals and with over 8500 entries this year, I was pretty thrilled with the results!
I love this image for so many reasons. For me it’s both about the power of observation and executing a vision and the result of my first personal 365 project. These are topics I will be speaking about in my “Artists Talks” at the Exposure Photography Festival. Be sure to come and check out the gallery where my work, and the work of other local photographers, will be featured. Details and information on special events and artists talks can be found here.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER KAPALA FROM CANADA
LOS ANGELES – Professional photographer Jennifer Kapala from Canada was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of People at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. ” Jennifer Kapala’s “Only One You,” an exceptional image entered in the People category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”
You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/9th
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
Contact: Jennifer Kapala
I am embarking on another 365 personal project. For those who may not have been following me, I did one in 2013, and when I finished never thought I’d do another one. Ever. But, I printed them, my kids loved looking at the photos, we moved houses, they grew up a bit more, and I was feeling the need to make sure I was getting these changes. I can’t stop time, but I can freeze a moment, create art from the everyday, and leave behind something for my kids to look back on. I learned a lot from my last 365 project, which I may share in a blog post soon if there is enough interest. I hope to learn as much, if not more, as I did last time.
I didn’t start January 1, as most do, as I truly believe you can start a personal project whenever you feel like it, and a year is a year wherever you start it from. So, if you haven’t started yet, but want to, please don’t wait a whole year for an arbitrary date. There is as much power in the NOW as there is in January 1 2016…maybe a bit more ;).
I’d love to hear what personal projects you are working on now. Whether it’s a 365, a 52 week, or some other project, I truly believe personal projects do much to recharge your creativity, challenge your skills and add to your growth in so many different ways. I hope you’ll join me on mine.
Here’s what the first two weeks of 365 days looked like for me…
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. The detail a digital image holds
3. A commitment that an individual makes at New Year’s Day
As I look forward to 2013, back upon 2012 and down to my long list of resolutions, all of these definitions apply to my life in some way. This year, more than anything, I resolve to capture more fleeting moments of my children, print those moments and watch them pore over their history, ask for stories of when they were little and welcome questions of those who are no longer with us, but are very much a part of who they are today.
This time last year, he could barely talk, was still toddling and held my hand all the time. This year he’s a full out superhero, protecting the world, his brothers and his mom from harm…
What are your resolutions for 2013?
Make them good ones….Happy New Years.
At this time of year when we pause, reflect and look back, I thought I would recreate a photo from almost a year ago of my two youngest boys. Just one fleeting year ago, and yet, so much has changed in our lives. I am grateful that even as I have another incredible year to look forward to, I have memories beyond my wildest dreams to look back on.
Time passes too quickly…
All the best of the holiday season to you and your family. See you in 2013!
A little while ago I received notification that one of my images won first place in the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) International Image Competition. Check out all the winners here . I think I am still in shock, but know I am beyond thrilled, humbled and grateful…to the association, to my husband who supports me to do what I love doing, to my clients who inspire me and to my children who are, as always, my muses.
Below is a little expert from the official press release.
(October 18, 2012) – The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is proud to announce Jennifer Kapala of Calgary, Alberta as a 2012 International Image Competition winner. Kapala competed against thousands of image entries and claimed the first place spot in the Children category, with her piece “Only One You.”
Designed to recognize the world’s most successful child photographers, the NAPCP Image Competition called for images across a range of category subjects including Maternity, Newborn, Babies, Children, Siblings, Toddlers, Tweens, Seniors and Family. Image submissions were carefully judged by a blue-ribbon panel of experts based on impact, technical merit, composition and creativity.
And here it is…