Photography Annual 2016 Submission Spotlight: Los Angeles

Photographer: Marisa Howenstine                            Photographer: Tim Hawley
Client: Astek                                                                Client: PSG
Title: Submerged                                                        Title: Heard But Unseen

The works of Los Angeles based photographers Marisa Howenstine and Tim Hawley join other California based entries such as Terry Heffernan and Malibu Magazine in the 2016 Photography Annual Competition.

Drawing inspiration from Gustav Klimt and Hamlet’s Ophelia, Marisa Howenstine created a unique and vibrant image for her 2016 Photography Annual submission. Submerged was created as an advertising image for Astek, a worldwide leading provider of wall covering and contract printing. “I chose to photograph the wallpaper”, said Marisa,”and immediately saw a sea world in the design with its anemones and coral-looking shapes.  I conceived a mermaid character to inhabit the space.”Submerged was showcased in various trade magazines such as, Interior Design Magazine, and for digital advertising usage.

Tim Hawley’s Heard But Unseen was created as part of a book project on Ed Stilley, who created hundreds of instruments for children made of scrap wood from a saw mill. To increase sound quality, Mr. Stilley used pot lids, and even screen door springs. Tim Hawley’s X-Ray image of a guitar created by Ed Stilley revealed complete vision of inspired some of the greatest American Folk Art experienced by the human eye.

His work has been recognized by a wide variety of organizations including: American Photography, American Advertising Federation, International Photography Awards, American Aperture Awards, Photo District News, One Eyeland Awards,  Black and White Spider Awards, American Photographic Artists, Prix De La Photographie Paris, and most recently, the 2015 Communications Arts Photography Annual.

Past Graphis competition winners from the region include RJ Muna, Erez Sabag, and David Alan Brandt. To view more submissions from California, please click here.

The Graphis Photography Competition features some of the most compelling and influential photos of the year from across the world. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Photography Annual 2016. Submit your work to the competition here.


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