The best author of PANNONIA REFLECTIONS 2019 is Adrian Whear from Australia with 16 accepted photos and three awards!
My name is Adrian Whear from Melbourne, Australia with a strong interest in the street and documentary genre since 2016. I am not a street photographer that has studied the works of the renowned pioneers of the genre, nor have I completed a photography qualification. Simply I am mostly a self-taught amateur photographer. First and foremost, I just love walking the streets and alleys of my hometown Melbourne and its inner suburbs. If I happen to get some reasonable frames during these walks, then that’s a bonus. I look for anything that attracts my eye. For me, the most important skills of the street photographer would be observation, interpretation, and visualization. So what do I look for – contrast (be it light/shadow, colors, juxtaposition), background/environment, and character. For the most part, my process is to find a background first. This could be street art, advertising, architecture, geometrical shapes and patterns, shadows, even the sky. Once I have a background I then develop my vision for the scene, compose to that vision and finally determine the camera settings to capture the moment. Then I just wait and wait and wait……..for the right subject that will relate with the background to enter my scene. It does not always happen and often I have to re-visit the scene on multiple occasions to get my frame. Other times it all happens very quickly so you have to always be ready to shoot. The process demands the photographer to trust their instinct and to stay with the scene (be patient).
As a street photographer, my ultimate aim is to capture an ordinary everyday scene but to show it in an extraordinary way.
Enjoy a gallery of his awarded and accepted photos: