11th place in Reception

This photograph, taken by Laurent Piccolillo, was awarded 11th place in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • There is an austerity to this scene as the newlyweds hold court in silence in a room that seems strangely austere. The musician, painted in some form of shimmering light, is the only other person seen but his distance from the couple adds a dissonance to his rhythm. There is more in this image felt, probably erroneously, that provides its sharp edge beneath a chandelier festooned with the twist of metal twigs. I love it.

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