1st place in Musicians & DJs

This photograph, taken by Benjamin Brette, was awarded 1st place in the Musicians & DJs category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.

Judges Comments

  • Like the angle of this shot, gives a difference perspective.
  • I've seen a lot of DJ's at weddings but never at this angle, directly above. It is a refreshing view that reminds us of the dizzy myriad of elements that must come together for a wedding. The DJ's life is reduced to a plateau of switches and knobs that seemingly throb for attention. Which dial, which switch, which button should I turn next? It's an insular world much like that of a photographer. In this case, both DJ and photographer apparently know their "stuff" because he has the dance floor enthralled in sync with a photographer enthralling us all with a decidedly delightful viewpoint.

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