Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2021: INPRNT Photography Award Winners 2021
Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
3rd Prize Winner: Lucy Havard
3rd Prize Winner
“All the Little Things, Self Portrait”, digital photograph (Canon EOS R, 24mm – 105mm EF Lens).
Lucy Havard is a Freelance Photographer and Re-toucher based in Hampshire & Dorset in the UK. She is currently studying Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth, with a vision for creating images that are full of details in which you can lose yourself. “I love to collaborate and am a people person, full of creative ideas whilst working to my client’s brief.” She works both in the studio and on location, creating photographs that are visually appealing and that are rarely as simple as they appear at first glance.
“All the Little Things, Self Portrait“: I have compared myself to unattainable trending beauty standards. Shooting this self-portrait allowed me to find a style where my features became the beauty standard and all the things I didn’t like about myself before, I began to appreciate as this is what made the image beautiful.
Brittany Markert (b.1987, USA) is a traditional black and white photographer, darkroom printer, bookmaker and educator. In Rooms has been exhibited in the USA, France, Denmark, & Belgium including Brandts Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Untitled Space (NY) & Stephen Romano Gallery (NY). Her work is held in private collections in 20 countries across the globe. In 2017 Brittany broadened her focus to curating artists and working with 16mm filmmaking to continue a dialogue on mental health, our inner dialogue and Jungian’s shadow work.
“The Lie She Told Herself”: ‘The Lie She Told Herself’ is part of artist Brittany Markert’s ongoing photographic series, In Rooms. Each print is made in the darkroom by the artist herself, the images feature both in camera techniques of multiple exposures and darkroom techniques of sandwiching and cutting negatives.
1st Prize Winner: Bella Kotak
1st Prize Winner
“The Kiss”, Digital photograph (Camera used: Phase One IQ3 100MP Lens used: Schneider Kreuznach 55mm LS f/2.8).
Bella Kotak is a fine art, fashion and portrait photographer living in the UK. Inspired by fairytales and nature, Bella’s storytelling pictures lift the veil of the overlooked and reminds us that there’s beauty and adventure in the most ordinary of spaces. Her art is an escapism from real life, a place where magic and wonder lives and exists alongside us. She shares it in hope that it can be an escapism for you too, even if only for a moment.
“The Kiss”: Just as the pastel hues of spring reminds me of Monet, and summer’s vibrant tones of Frida, the golden leaves of autumn reminds me of Klimt’s, ‘The Kiss’, a romantic portrait of two lovers in a sweet embrace. This piece was born and infused with the romantic love blossoming in my own personal life.
Thank you & Acknowledgements
Congratulations to the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize INPRNT Photography Award Winners, Bella Kotak, Brittany Markert, and Lucy Havard!
Once again, we would like to thank all of the artists that entered, sharing their work and their artistic passion with us. It was such a pleasure to immerse myself in the work of so many creatives from all corners of the globe and read their inspirational stories.
As Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief I have the pleasure and honour of curating each issue of the magazine and our yearly exhibitions. The many wonderful and talented Art Prize entries we received have given me a plethora of new ideas and choices to pursue in future. So thank you again for your interest in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, I very much hope to see how your work has grown and developed in next year’s Prize.
I would also like to sincerely thank the 2021 Jury Panel, particularly the Photography Category Judge Ingrid Baars, who gave her time and expertise to the panel, the other Category Judges: Gerald Brom (Traditional Art juror), Kristine Poole (Sculpture juror), and Stanley Artgerm Lau (Digital Art juror) and Directors of Haven Gallery, Erica Berkowitz and Joseph Weinreb. I would also like to thank our major partners: INPRNT, RAYMAR,Yasha Young Projects and iCanvas; the Beautiful Bizarre team for their dedication and hard work on behalf of the prize and winners, and of course to my partner, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine‘s Co-Founder Richard Purssey. The judging process was extremely difficult with many noteworthy entries, so thank you again!
Our sincere thanks to this year’s Photography Award sponsors listed below. It is through their generosity that the Photography Award Winners will be able to enrich their practice.
INPRNT Photography Award
The INPRNT Photography Award 1st prize winner will receive:
$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor INPRNT, printers of high quality art prints. INPRNT is run by artists, for artists.
Receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass art award trophy