Wedding photographer Michael Temchine, was awarded 1st place for photo 102301 in the Transportation category for the WPJA's 2006 Winter.
- A very funny picture caused by the juxtaposition of the hairy face on top of the bosomy figure. The contrast is so unexpected and couldn't be more different. This should have been entered in the Humor category. Very strong composition and use of juxtaposition to make a good story/ It could be a tad sharper but still an excellent moment and very well rendered.
The WPJA contest judges presented Michael Temchine, a United States 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.