This past weekend the APPAs (Australian Professional Photography Awards) were held in Sydney. Being reasonably new to the industry, its safe to say I was extremely nervous about entering. In fact, I had actually decided firmly NOT to enter, to wait a year or two until I was more confident in my own work, and had a bit more of an idea of the process. It wasn’t until the 11th hour that I thought Why not? What have I to lose? It was then a mad panicked dash to prepare a couple of images and have them express posted down. No sooner had I handed them over the post office desk and walked out to my car I thought What was I thinking!!!!!?? Who am I kidding!!!!??And for the next few weeks felt nauseous every time I thought of my work being publicly scrutinised by some of the best photographers in the country and overseas, many of them my inspirations!
I tried not to think about it over the weekend. While the rest of the industry were waiting with baited breath for their results, I busied myself with other things. Imagine my surprise when I was awarded a Silver for one of my photos!! In my very first time entering! I couldn’t be happier! I also scored considerably better with my other 2 than I had ever dreamed!
For those of you who have been asking, here is the image.
Fine Art Category
Silver Award 2011 APPAs