Photos from winners of the Sony World Photography Award 2019

Photography , some say, say a thousand words. This ancient quote is effectively captured in the recent installment of the Sony World Photography Awards,” one of the many photography contest from the Japanese camera company.

The contest is currently the 12th installment, and with the goal to showcase the best contemporary photography around the world.

Pierre Pellegrini captures Switzerland in winter to reveal a minimalist landscape dream

Winter changes the landscape immensely, trees lose colours, animals go into hiding and the grasses are carpeted under layers of icy white snow. The landscape is transformed to one with fewer colours, with black and white, plain chrome is major representation.

It make for some surreal imagry, hence swiss based amatuer photographer Pierre Pellegrini, finds time to document the stillness of the winter in Aldesago, Switzerland in a series of appealing minimalist photos.

Pierre is a self taught photographter who discovered his love for landscapes. The former architectural designer , had to switch career path, ( to a physical education teacher, during which he applied for photography sessions ) to offer him enough time to pursue his passion

“For me, photography represents a wonderful mean to communicate and, at the same time, to give the viewers the chance to feel emotions” he told Ausquerry.

” I am not quite sure if it‘s me who is looking for the themes or if it‘s the themes themselves who are looking for me. Yet, whenever such an encounter happens, a picture arises, perfectly in syntony with myself and with my personality ”

Pierre Pellegrini, Aldesago, Switzerland
50 years old Born on September 7, 1968, in Sorengo, Switzerland

Neil Burnell visits the most haunted forest in Britain, and returned with fairytale photos

The Wistman’s woods has always been a source of errie folklore: tales of Druids, ghosts, and ancient evils so old and forgotten lurking and waiting to hunt humans, hence its name Wistman, which is “haunted” in local dialect.

But despite it’s reputation, the sights of several dwarf oak trees blanketed by atmospheric mist, boulders covered in moss, trucks carpeted in lichens, and entangled tree vines are quite pleasing, an under fog bears striking similarity to Mid-earth.

nicknamed ” the most haunted place in Dartmoor” this primeval forest evokes a mix of awe and fear; one of only three remote high-altitude oakwoods on Dartmoor, Devon, England, it’s prime estate for ancient, dwarf oaks trees.

Davon based photographer ,Neil Burnell, attempts to frame this complicated mystery into curated art, with his project , “Mystical” a series of mist covered photos. His shots offers a glimpse into the nature of this ancient forest in early morning fog, a feat which was difficult to achieve; Of his 20 tries Neil only had two opportunities when the mist was proper, to shoot.

” have enjoyed these photos so much because they remind me of some old folk tales about fairies I listened and read in my childhood” Neil said,

Although locals never venture near Wistman at dusk, Neil enjoyed his experience and would release several photos soon.

Adorable yellow vest cat vendor stalks the streets of Vietnam

With Soft walk, and ‘whimsical’ look, this feline vendor in yellow strolls gently across the rows of fish filled stalls, and crowd market of Kai Phong. an adorable cat in costume, well suited and primed for it’s ‘food’ inspection job, and it has come to view the goods on display at this Vietnamese market and over see if health regulations are maintained.

Surprisingly his presence seem not arouse any suspicion, or caution from the traders, given the ordinary imperative of a cat to steal meat. This 3-year-old cat and his owner, Lê Quốc Phong, like to spend time travel and playing pretend.

Named “Dog” by Le Quốc, due to its nature of keeping it’s mouth open– like a dog — this cat loves pictures, playing dress-up and his food, so his photography owner, Lê Quốc Phong indulges it, putting “it” in various catchy poses, and letting the star work it feline charm.

Dog feels very cosy and can walk normally.” the photographer says, ” and he is widely loved, with friends globally ”

The duo are quite famed around East Asia, including ; Vietnam, Thailand and China, and have done several commercial for food brands in Vietnam.

Amazing series of colourful images shows London doorways

Photographer Bella captures the colours and fashion of the doorsways around the financial capital of the United Kingdom.

Her project ,”Doors_of_Londons” attempts to chronicle the unique doorways aesthetics of this ancient capital, born out of the love for colours and photography, covers different establishments, from shops to homes and array of colours and foreground objects.

Bella has also done a few “door snaps” around Europe; Netherland and Denmark included. She currently shares several of her shots weekly on her social media DoorsofLondon

photographer explores Hong kong in amazing symmetry shots

Hong Kong is a Chinese city quite famous for its little spaces, tight corners and packed high-rise buildings. Known as the most densely settled part of the world, this former English colony consist of a group of rocky Islands along the pearl river Delta, with very little land left to build on its people had to compensate for living spaces by building up.

Parked and stuffed to the shims the city looks so uncomfortable to live in , from an outsider’s point of view, but to the contrary , it is a well managed metropolis with efficient services. Most of it 8 million, majorly ethnic Chinese live along the Kowloon peninsula ( 9 dragons)

Brazilian Travel photographer Dietrich Herlan Brazilian has taken to documenting this spectacular city, and its aligning sister city of Macau ( formerly Portuguese ) in a s3eries of symmetry shot of its tall architecture photographer based in Hong Kong.

Pakistani dentist puts glitters and diamond on everything to make them sparkle

Several of her works feature ordinary items, which are made to sparkle after intense editing. crystal Sparkles is a project which aims to bring curiosity and delight to the viewer as it blankets images with sparkly diamond, crystals and rainbows.

The work of a Pakistani dentist– in training- unsatisfied with her career directions, and obsessed with glamorizing the world around her,  the largely self taught artist had start off putting her favorite fashion item on body stretchmarks to beautify a feature which is strongly associated with negativity as a means to finding healing.

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The resulting project, Bodyglitters, a serious of models with glitters ‘pimped out ‘ stretchmarks,  inspired by her obsession was made a hashtag on social media to push a rethink and encourage positive body image. A project which set the template for her new direction into photo editing.

She moved on to general glitterizing, and with several uploads later her editing had gone viral attracting the likes of Emirates, Swiss luxury brands : Bally and Swarovski and an award from glamour Italy

Turkish photographer wraps landscapes with inception like drone photos

The landscapes are curved to an almost an 180° degree view offer a much preferred wider range. The series Flatland drinks in the landscape, and alters them in a continuous layer of carefully stitched together drone photo to offer a monotonous , single shot photograph.

Aydın Büyüktaş, who pioneered the Flatland drone photography technique worked extensively on his shots which are breathtaking imagery reminiscent of the mind-bending scenes from the movie Inception. He list of work is published in “Flatlands” and he has gone on to open a second part of the project in Flatlands 2.

Turkish photographer shows 100 faces through Istanbul airport

Inspired by the numerous, and unique faces though the departure hall in Ataturk airport daily, and the seemingly endless casscade of cultures on display from every corners of globe, a turkish photographer is collecting faces.

Mustafa, a part-time photographer from Istanbul has created  “100 Faces 100 Countries ” a photography project which focuses on keeping a peice of those transient cultures in human portraits, through Turkey, for posterity.


”  It is like a treasure for a photographer like me! This inspired me to combine my passion for photography with my work at the airport “

Mustafa Çankaya collects experiences as well as expressions. He not only seeks oddity in physical aesthetic, clothing,  hairs, and carry-ons but also the story behind the travelers.

“100 face from 100 countries” started in 2018 and has do far featured 117 portraits from 77 different countries, and on track to reaching a 100 different countries.

Scotland


Russia


Russia Siberia


Lebanon


Bash the percussionist arrived from the burning man festival in Nevada 🇺🇸 & now heading to Cairo country 


Rwanda



Ibrahim Zethy dancer from Rwanda at the Airport,  

South Korea


Philip Chang  arrived from Sweden with his friend,

Ukraine


Nicole is a tattooer from Odessa, Ukraine 


Philippines


Jonnel is a seaman from Philippines  on his last journey he was 10 months and 20 days over the sea, at the moment taking a rest with his family for Christmas


Slovenia


Miha is a photographer + filmmaker + travel writer