Anders Fraser from Somerset has been named one of the five winners of the Nokia Nseries See New competition
Anders Fraser from Somerset has been named one of the five winners of the Nokia Nseries See New competition. Billed as one of the most ambitious mobile photography competitions ever launched, the contest was judged by five leading international photographers and drew thousands of entries from all over the globe.
The criteria of Nseries See New were simple. Entrants were challenged to ?shoot new? by capturing something from a different angle or that had never previously been photographed using a megapixel camera phone. Anders? image, ?Geko? caught the eye of award-winning London-based photographer Nick Waplington.
The photographer said of his chosen winner: ?This image used the qualities of the camera to produce a photograph that was both visually captivating and imaginative. The artist pushed the technical boundaries of the device to produce a picture of unique refinement. It also brought with it a sense of playful fun which I always enjoy in a work.?
Pinjalim Bora from India was named the overall winner. Pinjalim?s image, ?The Nose Ball? was chosen by judge Raghu Rai, one of India?s most respected documentary photographers and was then voted the overall winner by a panel of Nokia imaging experts. Fellow judges included internationally renowned photographer, Juergen Teller who selected ?The Stairs to Perdition? by Razvan Velev from Romania; leading American photographer, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia who chose ?The Swing? by Subhash Sharma of the USA and Jiancheng Dong, a prominent landscape and documentary photographer from China whose chosen image was ?Seaside? by Mark Higginson from Australia. All win the chance to spend a day with the photographer who selected their image, assisting them on a photo shoot, as well as a Nokia N90.
The competition launched in October, and to inspire people to enter the judging panel of photographers themselves ?shot new? using the Nokia N90. Their images and the winner?s images can be viewed at www.seenew.com.