Photography Annual 2014
Platinum Winner Spotlight: Sandro

Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 5.08.30 PMPhotographer: Sandro | Title: Malkovich Sessions

Sandro – Malkovich Sessions

Sandro’s latest Malkovich series denotes an other-worldly tone, casting previous Malkovich roles in Dangerous Liaisons, Shadows and Fog, Shadow of the Vampire and Being John Malkovich. The series won a Platinum in our Photography Annual 2014, and will be displayed in an exhibition in Paris this year. Additional winners from Illinois include Stephen Hamilton, Paul Elledge, 
Kayo Takasugi,
James Imbrogno, Mark Battrell 
and Brian Kuhlmann.

For a “Behind the Scenes” video of the work that went behind the photo, see below:

Sandro’s life-long passion for expressive photography can be traced to his first seeing the work of Irving Penn at the age of sixteen. Today, he has earned numerous awards and carries a lengthy list of clients, including Nikon, Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, MBW, Dove, Gatorade, The New Yorker, Time, Forbes, ESPN Magazine, Vibe, Wired, Stern and Esquire, among many others. His past philosophies are relevant in his current work:

The need for me to produce personal work is the driving force of my success in the commercial world. Without the personal work I’m just not who I am. In the commercial world, the importance of my personal work is very apparent and it shows throughout my commercial work. There is a very fine line between the work I do for myself and the work I do commercially. Commercially, I’m not for everyone. -About Joseph, 2011

Sandro is a consistent Graphis winner, whose “After the Show” won a Silver and his “Xgeva” won a Merit in the Photography Annual 2014. Also, his “Joseph” won a Gold in the Photography Annual 2011, in addition to his portrait shots, which won a Gold in the Photography Annual 2008, and his

Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 5.17.49 PMPhotographer: Stephen Hamilton | Title: Food Porn

The Photography competition features the most compelling and influential photography of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, and other winning entries, will be published in the Photography Annual 2015. To submit your own work to the Photography Annual 2015 competition, click here. 

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