Entering national photography print awards is a big deal! It takes hours of searching through potential images, editing them perfectly, asking for critiques and advice, getting the printing and matting absolutely perfect and then, while eyes squeezed tightly closed, and pressing the ENTER button on the computer (moments before close of entries of course). This year was no exception, as I did it again.
I carefully packaged up my prints into the print case and shipped those babies off to Wellington where the 2016 NZIPP IRIS Awards were to be held, all the while thinking, shit, have I made the right choices??!! Then of course, it's the wait for the judging day, which so happened to be yesterday morning.
So in between, editing photos, phone calls, emails, computer crashing and various other interruptions, I managed to watch a good chunk of the judging of the documentary category. It was awesome....hard, but awesome. And I was really stoked to come away with an award for each of my 4 entries!
I cannot express how grateful I am to my clients for allowing me to share their photos with, well, the world, you guys are amazing, so amazing! Thank you.
And thank you to the couple of people who helped me along the way, giving me advise and always standing by me and my work - you know who you are x Cass
Here are my entries for the 2016 NZIPP IRIS Awards, Documentary category.