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ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition Winner | Kai Joachim Kokott

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Featured on the ILFORD.com website this month is photographer Kai Joachim Kokott, the winner in our ILFORD Monthly Photo Competition. His captivating photo opened the door to getting to know this innovative photographer from Germany.

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Self Portrait
© 2013 Kai Joachim Kokott

Kai was kind enough to answer some questions for us so that we can introduce you to him and his work properly. One look at the photo he sent of himself let’s you know this is no ordinary photographer! With his business partner, Mirko Majchrzak, they collaborate to create amazing photos using various techniques including “light painting” and various other innovative techniques at FotoDesign-Kiel. Check out their website at FotoDesign-Kiel.de and find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/FotoDesignKiel.

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January 2013 ILFORD Website Photo Competition Winner Simon Powell

JanuaryWinnerMr. Simon Powell of the UK was our January 2013 winner in the ILFORD Website Photo Competition. In fact, he also had another photo chosen in the “Highly Commended” section as well. He was a double winner! His photo is featured on the home page at www.ILFORD.com for the entire month of February 2013.

You could be this month’s winner. Just CLICK HERE, enter your photos, and we could be writing about you in coming months.

We contacted Mr. Powell and asked him some questions about his photography.

SP Sandstorm in Masai Village

© Simon Powell

ILFORD blog: Tell us about the winning photo that is featured on ILFORD.com this for February.

Simon Powell: The photo was taken in Kenya whilst on safari. We visited a Masai village and soon after we arrived a sandstorm blew up. I noticed a lone warrior walking away the sand in the air was creating a hazy effect against the blue sky.

IB: How did you “finish” the photograph? Did you use any special enhancements?

SP: The only processing required was cropping and tweaking contrast in curves using PS6.

IB: When did you get interested in photography?  How long have you been taking photographs?

SP Spitfires At Sunset

© Simon Powell

IB: Do you travel quite a lot?

SP: I do travel quite a bit mainly in Europe and am particularly interested in historical locations, Rome, Venice and a like.

IB: Do like to see your work in print? Do you most often do it yourself or send it out?

SB: I print my favourite photos and since joining my local camera club, Epsom Camera Club, enter them in internal and external competitions where I have received favourable results. I print my own photos and do use ILFORD papers mainly ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig thanks  and congratulations to Mr. Simon Powell, our January 2013 Winner in the monthly ILFORD Website Photo Competition.  We appreciate you talking to us and telling us about yourself. Visit his Flickr site to see more of his photography.

Learn more about ILFORD GALERIE Prestige photo papers for photographers including ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl at www.ILFORD.com.