Wedding photographer Bartosz Jastal, was awarded 2nd place for photo 63456 in the TTD - Water category for the WPJA's 2008 Trash the Dress.
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.
2008 Trash the Dress Judges
- This image kept us coming back for a second look. We love the candid real-life feeling of excitement and terror that the water is freezing. The infrared works very well to contrast against the black suit and all the shadows. The foliage draws the viewer into the frame with all the contrasting elements.