~ International Award-Winning Photography ~

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm speechless.....WPPI Awards

I've just returned from attending the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas where I received 13 Awards of Excellence and 3rd Place International Award for my "American Gothic Chicken". (special thanks to my couple Vanessa & Simon for willing to chase a chicken with me.) I am still in shock as this was my 1st time entering into any competition, so placing 3rd was totally unexpected. I am humbled....and I thank God for this strong passion He has given me, and for making this happen. (I prayed over every print before entering it, and beleive this is the only reason why I won!)

Also, I connected with so many incredible people. It was great to "hang" out with those that I met for the very first time, and those I knew quite well. I was humbled to be around the presence of such talented and well-known photographers (and videographers) from around the world! What an unforgetable experience. Thank-you!

And here are the rest of the winning images:
(click play)



Anonymous Juliet Nicole said...

Congratulations! I love that image you took in Texas of the homeless man and the story you shared about it. I actually saw you at Jared's talk at WPPI, but I had to leave fast to meet my sister and didn't see you afterwards. I'm so happy you won! You totally deserve it. The images are amazing!

March 21, 2008  
Blogger Daisy Varley said...

WOW! - your images are breathtaking! Watching the video of wining images + beautiful music, sent a chill down my spine. Congratulations!

March 21, 2008  
Blogger Glendon said...

SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!! Congrats Sil!!! hahaha and i'm glad to have you back home. This just re-emphasizes what a privilege to be working with ya. May our Lord continue to do amazing things through you. :)

That's it, next year you're taking me with you okay?!?! :D

March 21, 2008  
Blogger Christopher Luk said...

Congratulations, Sil :D That's truly an amazing honour and privilege that the Lord decided to plop onto your lap :D

March 21, 2008  
Blogger Silvana said...

Juliet..Yes, I remember you from Texas! I absolutely "adore" your work. I wish I had talked to you at WPPI (next year for sure!)

Daisy..thanks for your comment! I'm always so particular about my music, so that's good to hear.

Glendon..you won't have a choice...your coming with me next year for sure!

Christopher..thanks, your so sweet. Yes, all honor goes to the Lord. I'd be nothing without Him!

March 21, 2008  
Anonymous David said...

What can I say Sil? I'm honoured and blessed in two ways, I have the same Lord in my life, and He has givin you to me as my friend....as always your work amazes me.


March 21, 2008  
Blogger vanessa said...

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations. As soon as you suggested that we grab a chicken, I knew that you were onto something (I thought, "this is why I hired this woman! She's fun and she takes risks!"). We love this photo so much and so do all of our friends and family.

I love this photo because it is so tongue and cheek, so funny, yet sincere (if that makes sense). We live in Manhattan, yet we have this photo of us on a farm, holding a chicken and pitchfork. The fancy clothes contrast beautifully with the theme of the humble husband and wife. Plus you make us look great.

Congratulations again!

March 22, 2008  
Blogger Judy said...

Congratulations Silvana ... most definitely well deserved on all the images. Gorgeous images and fabulous processing.

March 23, 2008  
Blogger Judy said...

Oh and I forgot to mention ... love the new image header!! :)

March 23, 2008  
Blogger BEK Photography Etc. said...

Congratulations Silvana!!!! I am so happy for you. Your selections are all fantastic! But I love ALL of your work. The chicken was definitely worth it... and the crazy drive to get there too :)

March 24, 2008  
Blogger Amina said...

Incredible. Sil, you're awesome!

Silvana submitted 16 prints into the competition, and 13 or so hung with other world class photographers.

Hung: prints that were scored over 80 (pretty hard to do) hung in a room where everyone could see some of the best photos in the world.

March 24, 2008  
Blogger shipra said...

Oh yay! Congratulations to you. Every accolade was well deserved. God continues to be glorified in your work.

March 24, 2008  
Blogger Claudia Hung said...

Coolness! I always wonder where the good Canadian photographers are... :)

March 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING WORK SILVANA!!! You did our wedding years ago, and your work just keeps getting better and better!! Congratulations on your Awards! they are well deserved!! btw, i love your site.. who designed it for you?

March 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing images, Just curious, I'm one of the many Photographers in WPPI who noticed that some of the couples looked like models. Are they Models or actual couples

March 30, 2008  
Blogger Silvana said...

Nope....no models here. All commisioned jobs. Thanks for the compliment though!
Did I meet you at WPPI?

Silvana ~

March 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! u rock! congratulations...we should hang out at wppi next year.

May 10, 2008  

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