New Talent Annual 2014 Platinum Winner Spotlight: Professor Phil Bekker, Student Kevon Richardson

3033458e41612a7dc5169ad735e84185Professor: Phil Bekker | Student: Kevon Richardson | Title: Clutch & Heels

Kevon Richardson  Clutch & Heels

Kevon Richardson received a Platinum award in the New Talent Annual 2014 for his photo advertisement, “Clutch & Heels.” Professor Phil Bekker, a Graphis Education Master, taught Richardson at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Georgia-based Photographers who have contributed to the Photography Annual 2014 include Debra Jansen, Douglas Stratton,
Todd Burandt, John McKinnon,  John McDonald, Patrick Molnar, Parish Kohanim and
Melissa Pierschbacher, 
among others.

Professor: Kristin Sommese | Student: Veronica Clauss | Title: Nestled a0222d05b160511d45b23d88663ec0d0
Professor: Arthur Skinner | Student: Michael Specht | Title: Water Lily

“Clutch & Heels” was part of Richardson’s “Specialist Portfolio” in the Art Institute of Atlanta’s BFA commercial photo program. His specialization was Fashion/Beauty. He explained how he created “Clutch & Heels” in the Credits & Commentary section of the New Talent Annual 2014:

Being from the Virgin Islands, I tried to incorporate pieces of me that I grew up seeing on a daily basis. I wanted that vibrancy that represented where I’m from, so this was actually shot in the Virgin Islands on location.

Past photography submissions include Veronica Clauss’s “Nestled,” under Pennsylvania State University’s Professor Kristin Sommese — a Gold winner in the New Talent Annual 2010, as well as Michael Specht’s “Water Lily,” overseen by Professor Arthur Skinner — a Gold winner in the New Talent Annual 2011. To view more of Richardson’s work, click here. To check out Bekker’s website, click here.

The Graphis New Talent Competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the New Talent Annual 2015. To submit your work to the New Talent Annual 2015 competition, click here. To pre-order the New Talent Annual 2014, click here.

Author: Matt Castello

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