February 2017 Monthly Theme Contest Submissions

February 2017 Monthly Theme Contest Submissions

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February 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees

Dear Streethunters.net Readers,

The second Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we took a good look at them all and made our selections. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the February 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was not an easy task!

But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.

ATTENTION: Photos that didn’t meet the Theme criteria have been disqualified by the editors. Please make sure to read the requirements carefully before submitting an image.

At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Surrealism” to show you! This time we had a whopping 59 valid submissions which can all be seen below.

The February 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions

*All images that were not sent in at the correct size, have been resized. This might affect the quality of entries that were sent in very small sizes.

The February 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees

Every month each one of us Streethunters.net editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:

Andrew Sweigart

“I particularly like this definition of Surrealism: “To expose psychological truth by stripping ordinary objects of their normal significance, in order to create a compelling image that was beyond ordinary formal organization, in order to evoke empathy from the viewer.” However, I thought it would be difficult for a shooter to produce a decent surreal street photograph. I was wrong! After internal debate, I settled on this one. it’s not over the top as far as the surreal factor, but therein lies it’s awesomeness. It feels like a Pink Floyd album cover! The photo has superior image quality, some cool leading lines and great shadows and light. But the figure’s head being totally engulfed by the cloud of vapor/smoke makes this a surreal street photograph.The subject’s head is basically nonexistent, replaced by a cloud. This can be interpreted in any number of ways and can most definitely evoke empathy. Very, very cool. The pigeon is a nice touch, as well!” 

"Surrealism" photo by Colm Corcoran
“Surrealism” photo by Colm Corcoran

Digby Fullam

“Talk about embodying the surreal theme! I can only imagine what confused thoughts must have been racing through the photographer’s mind when they saw this shot come together before their eyes. Children are often a great source of intrigue, mystery and confusion – and I find the concept of them trapped inside these giant clear ‘zorb’ balls very weird indeed! What on earth could have happened to put them there? And then the contrast with the weird background of the rocks and the beach – which looks almost like an alien world to me – makes things even stranger. I think it must be some kind of giant billboard, but I can’t be sure! And then we have the lovely muted colour tones too, and the links between the red of the plastic ‘pool’ surround and one of the children’s t-shirts, and the turquoise blue of the water, another t-shirt, and the sky. Every element in this photo comes together to create something highly unusual and fabulously surreal. Excellent!”

"Surrealism" photo by David Scholl
“Surrealism” photo by David Scholl

Spyros Papaspyropoulos

“After looking through all the photos submitted this time round, I finally decided to select this one. The crazy blue “flame” appearing in the place of the man’s head give me the impression that the girl on the right is witnessing a transformation, a manifestation of a man into something ethereal, a spirit maybe. A very strong image that will stimulate anyone with a wild imagination! Nicely done!”

"Surrealism" photo by Kristof Vande Velde
“Surrealism” photo by Kristof Vande Velde

The winner will win the Feature Interview on the Streethunters.net website and more!

The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:

  1. The winning photo will be featured on our website in the respective “Announcing the winner” post and will also be featured for 1 month as our cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
  2. The Street Photographer that shot the winning photo will be interviewed by our Editorial team and his/her work will be featured on our website and on our Youtube channel.
  3. At the end of the year we will upload a video presentation of all the winning photos along with narrations by the winners themselves, explaining the story behind their photograph.

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

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