SIPA Contest Photo of the Year 2018

The annual  Sipa photo contest has just wrapped up their selection for 2018 From the numerous entries and categories to be featured on. Every year, the photo contest adds  a special category to include more entries.  And this year,  Splash of Colors, was added  to show off stunning aesthetics compositions.

In total, the entrants competed in 11 categories, ranging from stunning landscapes to subtle portraits and dramatic sports moments. The grand prize, the Photo of the Year award, went to Bangladeshi photographer K M Asad for his shot Battle Victim. Asad has been documenting the plight of the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar for six years now, and this chilling photo of a young Rohingya refugee perfectly portrays the terrible human tragedy unfolding there.

Over all winner


Battle Victim
Author: K M Asad (BD)

Architecture & Urban Spaces

Author: Adrien Barakat (CH)
Location: Harbin (CHINA)
EntAuthor: Fyodor Savintsev (RU)
Location: Arkhangelsk (Russia)


Enter a caAuthor: Misha De-Stroyev (FR)
Location: Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands (Norway)

Splash of Colors

Author: Sina Falker (DE)
Location: Borneo (Indonesia)


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How much is your trash; a 4year experiment hopes to find out

Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable trash. The photographer  collected  his empty plastics from the toilet, old magazine, and cartons of his favourite cereals.  And for four years, he accumulated  waste (mostly inorganic) in his apartment; leavening him little room for living.  Over the 4 year period, the Lille-based artist  accumulated over 70 cubic metres of trash: 1,600 milk bottles, 4,800 toilet rolls, and 800 kg (~1,750 lb) of newspapers.

This Photographer Stored His Trash For 4 Years And Then Created This Powerful Photo Series

The wastes which now form most part of his art to put forward for the message for more effective, environment conscious consumption.  His powerful photo series, ‘#365 Unpacked’, hopes to challenge us–  the end consumers — to rethink our role in the disposal of all our waste.

“The choice of sorting the garbage gives a graphic effect. I tried to produce a perfect picture which evokes something disturbing.” the artist says.

This Photographer Stored His Trash For 4 Years And Then Created This Powerful Photo Series

With his series, Antoine tackles the main obstacle against the decisive directions in waste management  – it’s how invisible these problems are in our day-to-day lives: “We’re often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of a picture can be more powerful than a ton of words,” remarks Repessé. “I hope my project can inspire change,” – and so do we.

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MooMooi design’s creative blends of flowers and sketeches


The Moomooi fashion  illustrations unveils its new collection of floral designs; a novelty project called “Some Flower Girls“. This features a cacophony of colors, vegetables, sea items and flowers, as “some Flower Girls” pushes a whimsical approach to garment styling inculcating elements , which  otherwise,  wouldn’t make the sketch table. The various sample sketches feature initial outlines laid-out by  design pen  and the the extra material pilled on to complete, and give them round finish.

The ” Some Flower Girls”  project  also include some  iconic backdrops, to better in vigor the design; giving robust definitions. Ranging from the Brooklyn bridge, Parisian towns and the Eiffel tower these backdrop come in all locations. Various vegetables were also “involved” through various iterations of the styling process,  including Broccolis !





MooMoi fashion illustration is a design outfit, based in New York. Founded  by Meredith Wing who Initial training in fashion design and architecture. For her , fashion is a form of expression through which her hope to bring joy. 

Creating whimsical art with flowers, veggies and other materials is a way for me to share what I love! Work in the fashion industry in NYC and graduate studies in architecture eventually lead me back to what I did as a kid – drawing pictures of ladies in fancy dresses and playing with my food! ”  she says. 

She has since acted as Artist-in-Residence at Soho House for Coachella 2015, graced the walls of Tokyo public plazas, created bespoke portraits for Tory Burch, adorned the interior of Cosabella’s NYC store, landed features in Town & Country and landed features in numerous international publications.

Her renowned clients include: Town & Country, Soho House, Feel Unique, Pantone, Coach, Grey Goose, Patron, Tacori, Forevermark – DeBeers, Cosmopolitan, Rebecca Minkoff, Cosabella, MUSE, Rabat, Strasburgo, Becca, HostCommittee, Wetherly Group, Thistle & Spire, Ciroc, Gemfields, HealthLab and RedCarter. 

 Custom creation of artwork for both personal and commercial purposes, as well as license of existing imagery, are available fro order. 



Patrick Cabral Investigates delicate Papercuts creating Animal Forms.

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Magnum design poster, made from little pieces of apple slices , chocolates bits and apple  chops , dyed with coffee and food coloring , the latest in a series of  projects for Philippines based Visual Artist and paper cutter  Patrick Cabral .

The poster featured much of his present preoccupation  combining his own peculiar style of kirigami ( Japanese paper cutting art form )  a little more of new experiences gained from his foray into realm of matte artistry.

To help commemorate the occasion, Magnum Philippines had tapped Patrick to help create art inspired by “Make Your Own “  Magnum’s promise of creating bespoke pleasure using various ingredients, dips and sauces.

But picking patrick was no chance.  His  previous works stood out. They  include an on-going series on instagram ,exploring various  animal form in layered papers , cut to a delicate execution and stacked to reveal a complete structure .

”  I want to provide a contrast of soft materials to a predator , patrick had said  “also to venture more on the endangered species in the future, and hopefully show how fragile some species are and how close they are to extinction “

Magnum opened its third Magnum Pleasure Store at SM Seaside City in Cebu, Philippines, last November .

It’s a first of its kind artwork that pushes the boundaries of paper cutting. The project took 80 hours to cut papers, 3 days to paint the layers and 1 day to add buffer between the layers so the depth will be more pronounced. Each paper color is precisely matched to a specific topping found at the Magnum Pleasure Store and represents the myriad of customized pleasures found in Magnum Cebu.

Director : Mario Cormejo
DOP : Odie Flores
Exec. Producer : Ginny Vizcarra
Production Staff :
Cathy Javier
Catre Sanidad
Ado Urbano
Food Stylist : Theo Zaragosa / Chef
Asst. PD : Ferdinand Canlas
Propsman : Wilmer Requiza
Offline / Online Editor : Wacky Tirona
Production House : Filmex

Offline / Online Post Production House : Filmex
Post House (Grading) : Optima

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Germany is a forest country with lot of spectacular landscape views. Rivers , lakes ,  an array of man made castles and the majestic black woods of bavaria; it has got it . But what is the point if there isn’t enough people around to appreciate these natural and non man made beauty.

A 16 year german has taken it on himself to bring to the attention of the world the essence of his country. Jannik Obenhoff is a landscape photographer who travels around the countryside taking light filtered images of natural spots around Deutschland .

Jannik lives for the outdoors , exploring the lush forests, foggy mountain tops and clear blue lakes and ” unselfishingly ” capturing those majestic views  for other without the means to travel, an activity he considers part of his hobbies.

“If you won’t go out and explore, you won’t see how beautiful nature can be,” Jannik added on his Instagram’s blog.

Jannik  , with over 500 post on instagram and several froya into Austria  he shares his work with over 400k followers and offers photo lighting training here


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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Grand title winner : Tim Laman

High in the canopy, a young male orang-utan returns to feast on a crop of figs. Tim knew he would be back. After three days of climbing up and down himself, he hid several GoPro cameras in the canopy, triggering them remotely from the forest floor when he saw the orang-utan climbing. He had long visualised this shot, looking down on the orang-utan within its forest home.

A vital story captured in one remarkable frame by Tim Laman , a wild life photographer aiming to bring the plight of such orang-utan to more people . The story is well-known but we need outstanding photography like this to bring it across to us afresh . It touches our hearts and our minds – and just might help support actions to stop the destruction of it habitat.

Tim also captured the other part of the indonesian eco-system which cover the aquatic , terrestrial and dendritic animals lives.

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Sometimes known as the gardeners of the forest, Bornean orang-utans are highly intelligent. Like humans, they exhibit culture, with different groups displaying unique behaviours and traditions. Orang-utans in Borneo have been seen using leaves as napkins to wipe their chins, building sun shades above their nests and even crafting umbrellas to stay dry in the tropical downpours.

Tim is a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist with a reputation for returning from the wild with shots of nearly impossible subjects. His pioneering research in the rainforest canopy led to a PhD from Harvard University and the first of many articles for National Geographic magazine. His work has garnered numerous awards, including many in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.



+10 Stunning photos From The Siena International Photo Awards

Art Photo Travel is a no-profit association that creates cultural initiatives aimed at spreading, promoting and enhancing art, monuments, traditions, cultures and natural beauty from all around the world. Initiatives and projects address not only at those who love art and culture, but also to those interested in the most unknown and less touristy spots of various worldwide locations.

An approach focus to mature awareness towards a culture mainly orientated to support the understanding of places, of populations and of people. Art Photo Travel holds every year an international photography contest, the Siena International Photo Awards, in order to set up a new opportunity to favour the gathering among people, photography lovers, art and culture enthusiasts.

The Siena International Photo Awards is open to all photographers, professionals, enthusiasts and new talents from all around the world.

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1° CLASSIFIED Sports (Tromsø, Norway )

A friend skiing at night, descends a 10 meter high clifftop in Tromso, Norway. The challenge was quite demanding because the night was much darker than it appears in the photo. So much so, that it was impossible to see where one might land. The image is the result of a long exposure and the use of a specific flash pointed to capture the subject during action. Audun Rikardsen (NO)



2° CLASSIFIED Monochrom (jakata )

This photo was taken in Jakarta and shows two men who proudly watch their roosters fighting. Cockfighting is one of the most common traditions among several Indonesian cultures. Pimpin Nagawan (ID)



HONORABLE MENTION Monochrom (Bagan, Myanmar)

The image was taken in one of Bagan’s temples in Myanmar. It captures a very special moment when a sunbeam enters through a small window and hits the statue’s heart while a monk is cleaning the statue at the same time. Gunarto Gunawan (ID)


Sardine Run ( South Africa )

” During the sardines’ migration along the coast of South Africa, all marine predators are looking for sardines! lucky to be at the right place at the right time to capture this moment capture”  Greg Lecoeur (FR)


2° CLASSIFIED (South Borneo )

The snake in this photograph is curled in defense, knowing that its best chance for survival lies in attacking the much larger Crested Serpent Eagle. Antonius Andre Tjiu (ID)



1° CLASSIFIED  Open colour (Vietnam )

In a small village in southern Vietnam near Phan Rang, a woman wearing a typical cone hat is creating a fishing net in their traditional manner. The manufacturing of handmade nets is still a typical Vietnamese activity for women which they carry on while their husbands are out fishing. Danny Yen Sin Wong (MY)


HONORABLE MENTION Open color (Shengshan, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province)

The waves look like a volcanic eruption, like a giant tree eradicated and covering all the fragile buildings on the bank. The contrast between the waves and the building is representative of force and weakness, brightness and darkness, movement and stillness and conveys the idea of human weakness in the face of nature. Changming Liu (CN)



HONORABLE MENTION Open colour ( Vietnam )


On the sand dunes of Mui Ne, situated close to its homonym city in South Vietnam, three girls are walking along the slope wearing their typical cone hats and carrying their scales, creating beautiful lines and shade effects on the sand. Danny Yen Sin Wong (MY)



2° CLASSIFIED architecture  (AD)

Two women walking reflect their images on the water and give birth to the exaltation of the geometry and architecture of Sheikh Zayed’s Grand Mosque. Ali Al Hajri (AE)



2° CLASSIFIED open colour (Langhe Cuneo )

Description: An autumnal glimpse of Cuneo’s Langhe taken at La Morra, portrays a wine producing area near Alba in a moment in which the light increases the beauty of the vineyards’ colors. Valentina Galvagno (IT)






This image shows the magnificence of erupting magma, ash and gas, during the first days of December 2015, which rose to a height of several kilometers above the summit of Mount Etna. Giuseppe Mario Famiani (IT)



1° CLASSIFIED Travel (Nazilli – Aydin – Turkey)

To take this shot, I had to climb a relief which allowed me to include interesting, colored greenhouses located near Nazilli. To make the picture more interesting, I waited for the moment when a Turkish peasant who was working with the strawberries entered the frame. Leyla Emektar (TR)



HONORABLE MENTION Travel ( Singapore Zoo )

The polar bear spends most of its time on land. When it gets too hot, it slowly slides into the pool and swims as if it were floating in weightlessness. Everything changes at feeding time, when the polar bear becomes very active and can be very interesting to watch. Alla Sokolova (FR)


HONORABLE MENTION Travel (Fujian, China)

Some people relaxing while reclining on chairs listening to a story in a Tea House, the traditional place for Chinese socialization. In Sichuan Province, China, the Tea House still has a vital role in the daily lives of the people: people enjoy the typical slow pace of their lifestyle. Aimin Wang (CN)




Description: Colors, facial expressions, people’s posture and a studied composition make this image particularly interesting as it portrays the Bhenwa family in the city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and is a true representation of the living conditions in this Indian city. Isa Ebrahim (BH)



3° CLASSIFIED Travel (South Borneo)

A floating market is a market where goods are displayed and sold from boats. Floating markets are developed in places where water transportation plays an important role in everyday life. Antonius Andre Tjiu (ID)



1° CLASSIFIED Portrait  (Baoji City, Shanxi Province, China)

In my work, I search for a bright and strong artistic effect, for a charming photographic language in shape, color and with the use of light. I pay great attention to the setting of the picture in an effort to combine the objectivity of the external world with my interiority, to obtain an image which represents both the “momentum” and my “artistic conception”. Following this general concept, I created my artwork “Mother and Son”. Jiming Lv (CN)




Venetian-born mask creator, Marilisa Dal Cason, is a woman with great passion who creates each of her masks’ identity from her own soul. According to Marilisa, every mask has its own personality. Dean Saffron (AU)

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HONORABLE MENTION architecture  (Larong Ditch, Seda County, Ganzi State, Sichuan Province)

I left Chengdu and arrived at Seda Tibetan Buddhist Institute, located at Larong Ditch, Seda County, Ganzi State, Sichuan Province. On that night it snowed a lot and the following morning the red houses of the Lamas and nuns were all covered with heavy snow. This was the first time that I saw such a scene and almost in shock, I took the picture. Qingjun Rong (CN).



HONORABLE MENTION architecture ( New york )

This shot, a view of Manhattan, was taken from Brooklyn, dock 3 of Columbia Street. 182 seconds of exposure on a late September afternoon 2015, during my honeymoon. That afternoon was pretty windy and the clouds were formed exactly as I hoped. When taking pictures with a long exposure, the sky always has its surprises. Giuseppe Antonio Valletta (IT)



Billy Bogiatzoglou ‘s Digital Engraved Entomology.

A black backdrop against splash of gold on contoured canvases .  This is the unique work of Billy Bogiatzoglou , a Uk based digital artist  specialized in the unique art of digital 3d imprinting.

Engraved entomology’ sees the digital inscription of gold colored emblems  on the exoskeleton of various arthropods and some human skull. The result is an inspiring grid of 3d images of insects in different assemble ; producing a mix of surreal beauty , awe and shock as one click through project.

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The Art Director at Bolder Creative said to have spent years honing his craft , and expanding his digital skill set in order to create art forms sur as this says he only used simple tools.  And had created “Engraved entomology ”  using only his sketchbook and a Wacom tablet.

He  shares his art work on most social platform and also offers them as printout for sell. They are available for viewing and order on  Behance and other works on display here.



We compared the Human Eyes against other Animals. The result will shock you.

Have you ever wondered what you look like in the eyes of your dog? Or even how a bee sees the world? The vision of every kind of animal on Earth is unique, and some can even see what we can’t. We at ausquerry  decided to show you how different animals see the world around them. crawling the web for pictures between the way some pets see the world and us.

#1 Dogs


                                                                         Dogs                                      Human                               

Dogs have poor vision; their eyes aren’t sensitive to a majority of colors, and they see the world in a somewhat faded way. On the other hand, they can see very well at night. They have a well-developed sense of perspective and depth, and their eyes are more sensitive to movement.

#2  Fish

downloads2                       Fishes                                                                                                  Human

Your ordinary tank-dwelling fish can see in ultraviolet, and everything in close proximity is magnified. That’s probably why so many fish look surprised all the time.

#3 Snakes

Snakes generally have poor vision, but they can see thermal radiation at night ten times better than any modern infrared technology. During the day, however, they only react to movement — if their prey doesn’t move, they won’t catch it.

#4 Mice and rats

                                                          Animals                                                                    Humans

Each of a mouse’s eyes moves independently, so they see two separate pictures. The world for them is blurred, slow-moving, and tinged a blue-green color.

#5 Cows

                                            Animals                                                                          Humans

For roaming cows, their pastures aren’t green but appear orange and red. But they do see everything slightly magnified.

#6 Horses

A horse’s eyes are positioned on the side of its head. This helps warn them of any danger. But this also has its disadvantages: these animals never see what’s right in front of their noses.

#7 Bees

                                                          Animals                                                                  Humans

Bees comprehend the world three times faster than humans do. They also see ultraviolet rays that we’re unable to.

#8 Flies

                                                      Animals                                                                   Humans

Flies have faceted vision. This can be comprehended in terms of having thousands of tiny eyes that work together to create one image. They can see ultraviolet rays, and the world moves somewhat slower for them compared to humans.

#9 Sharks

                                             Animals                                                                        Humans

Underwater predators such as sharks can’t see any colors, but their vision underwater is much sharper than ours.

#10  Chameleons

                                             Animals                                                                             Humans

Chameleons are interesting creatures not only because of their appearance but also because their eyes can move independently of each other. This gives them 360º vision.

#11 Night geckos

                                                     Animals                                                                  Humans

These lizards have true night vision. They can see 350 times better at night than humans can.

#12 Butterflies

                                                     Animals                                                          Humans

Butterflies are amazing insects. Their vision isn’t very sharp, but they can see many more colors and shades than human beings can, including ultraviolet light.

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