The World Photographic Cup is a competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country. This one of a kind international team competition features the best photographic art from around the world.
Nations across the globe, including Canada, meticulously curate their countries images to create a collection of 18 amazing images to enter in the World Photographic Cup. For Team Canada, the gruelling process began last summer, when submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for only 3 precious spots in each of the six categories.
The final 18 images went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. Of those a select few may make it to Top 10 in the World. Every photographer on Team Canada is excited to celebrate our Canadian medallists, and we thank them for propelling Canada on to the world photographic stage.
“8th place is great and I was very fortunate again this year to represent Canada at the WPC.”
My motive was to capture the unique architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall with an immortal image. By the time we arrived at the promised land at 3 pm, it was the peak of a heat inferno but I was inspired by the architect, Frank Gehry. Even though I had a hard time looking through the viewfinder with all the sweat pouring down my face, I spent twenty minutes taking roughly fifty pictures. As a visually unique masterpiece with its adventurous curvatures, I could have easily spent the entire afternoon discovering all the varying perspectives with its magnificent angles.
Waves of Steel seemed a fitting title for this pièce de résistance. Depending on the image, my post processing time to turn a building into an exquisite fine art piece ranges from five to twenty hours. This image was straightforward. I cleaned up the imperfections, adjusted the brightness and contrast on each panel, and darkened the sky.
For the second year in a row, I have had the chance to represent Canada alongside incredible photographers from all over the country. Here’s to doing it again next year!