"This was the first time ever i had the honor to participate as a judge in a wedding award competition. So one can guess that I was super excited and I just couldn´t wait to get to see all the submitted images of this round number 21...''
"This photo didn’t instantly stand out to me, which is probably why it stopped me. At first read, it is a lovely close up image of an elderly woman..."
Het was een zomerse dag en deze bruiloft zou buiten plaatsvinden, in de tuin van het bruidspaar. De dag was perfect en tot in de puntjes georganiseerd door de bruid zelf...
''This image hit me the moment I saw it. In this image, I see, or better feel, what it is all about...''
I was drawn to it because it was unique and I had never seen anything like it. I also loved how much emotion it creates without really seeing any faces or strong emotional expressions.
"This picture effortlessly caught my attention by bringing up memories of old movies. It certainly made me curious."
''This particular image stopped me in my tracks as I was reviewing all of the entries. It has an inherent simplicity (tidy composition, b&w, nothing in the frame that shouldn’t be there), but yet has much to look at.''
''This was my favourite photo. It really captured me because every single person in the photo is super happy apart from the elderly lady.''
Usually we only post award winning images on this blog. But hey, what can we do when Dennis Berti says this was his favourite image of all submissions?
"This image made me say 'wow' when I first looked at it. Its patterns, composition and movement instantly grab you and it stands in a category of its own."
"Picking one image out of thousands to highlight is an impossible task. I love photographs where the camera is present and invisible. True emotion is captured, not created, and love is dominant. These images make us feel something, and the images themselves are memorable because of our connection to them."
Cloé (5 jaar) en Noëlle (3 jaar) zijn de dochtertjes van het bruidspaar Sebastian en Soraya. Het kleine een-persoons-appartement van de moeder van de bruid was in de ochtend van de trouwdag goed gevuld met mensen.
Ralf geeft zijn foto’s nooit een naam of een titel. Voor hem is elke foto een herinnering aan een speciaal moment tijdens een bruiloft. Bij deze foto kan je je eigen verhaal maken.
Wat roept deze foto bij jou op? Niet te lang nadenken, gewoon je gevoel laten spreken.
"When I go to a wedding, this is the kind of picture what I am looking for! A photo with a powerful emotional impact. More than being busy with the technical side, I look at the expressions of the people; joy, sadness or nervousness.
Het verhaal achter de foto van Bas Uijlings