Sunday, December 4, 2011

One Model, 15 Photographers

Organized by Pat Berrett and Tim Anderson, 15 photographers were given the opportunity to shoot the same model (Minie Gonzalez), and the results were incredible. The finished works ranged from classic beauty to magazine print quality, from whimsical to social commentary. During the opening the public got to vote on which piece they felt deserved the prestigious "People's Choice Award," for which the winner received free printing of an edition of 10 Digital Prints from Carr Imaging, which was graciously donated by Patrick Carr. When we tallied the approximately 75 votes, the Winner was Fernando Delgado and his work "Minerva 1", and there was a tie for runner-up between Roger Baker with "Essence" and Joy Godfrey with "I Do This For You." Upon accepting his award, Delgado bequeathed his prize to the model herself, Minie Gonzales, the decision was met with great applause from everyone. The Photographers responsible for such an intriguing exhibition included: Diane Alire, Tim Anderson, Roger Baker, Pat Berret, Fernando Delgado, Joy Godfrey, John Goyer, Brian Griener, Oscar Lozoya, Wes Naman, Amy Parrish, Craig Roberts, Paula Scott, Crystal Sims, Doran Smith, and the model herself (Minie Gonzales) presented two pieces at the show of her own taking as well.