Thursday, December 3, 2015

Click on the link for my interview with Ibarionex Perello for the Podcast the Candid Frame.

LOS ANGELES 12/3/15 – Professional photographer Roderick Lyons was presented with the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Photojournalism at a prestigious Nomination and winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 21 2015.

The live on-line gala was attended by more than 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The 10th Annual jury members included captains of the industry from Bonhams, Ramdom House, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Stockhlm City Museum, Anneberg Foundation, Leo Burnatte, FTM Art Advisory, and Fratelli Alinary who honored Spider Fellows with 505 coveted title awards and 931 nominees in 31 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,686 entries we received this year, “ said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Roderick Lyons’ Gang Truce 1, an exceptional image entered in the photojournalism category represents black and white photography at its finest, and we are pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.” Jury member Diane Ruggie from Velocebella agency added, “The gallery of winners and runners up has true stopping power.”

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography.  This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievement in black and white photography.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Talked to the class tonight about the fact that in my opinion the end game with serious photography should be a photographic print.

People are so used to looking a photographs on a computer or device screen, that it seem that the idea of making a print has faded away into the past. while the computer screen is great for quick editing and perusal of your images, nothing beats a high quality print for color reproduction, tonal range and depth.

And, while I hate to admit it, the larger the better.