Wedding photographer Bartosz Jastal, was awarded 10th place for photo 55261 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2006 Winter.
The WPJA contest judges presented Bartosz Jastal, a Poland wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.
2006 Winter Judges
- The lean of the tree mimics the lean of the couple. The tension of the impending storm surrounded by the sensuality of the kiss. I think it works real well in B/W too. In color, I think it would have lost some journalistic qualities.