Wedding photographer Matt Adcock, was awarded 2nd place for photo 61871 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2008 Q2.
The WPJA contest judges presented Matt Adcock, a Quintana Roo, Mexico 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.
2008 Q2 Judges
- Good use of shallow depth of field to isolate the hand and scarf. The image has a wonderful flow of elements (the main subject's hand and the man's arm and hands repeating the same line). Also good use of backlighting to illuminate the fabric all while capturing the kiss.