I've never tried submitting a photo for an award before, so when this contest came up and I had something that fit the requirements, I decided to give it a shot. Some of you might recognize this from the Fashion Deconstructed shoot in another album. This was one of the series shot on a Nikon FM2 with a 50mm lens on Lomo Xpro ISO100 Film and subsequently cross processed. For a clearer, higher resolution shot you can have a look at the Fashion Deconstructed album.
That being said, winning my first award is nothing short of exhilarating. It is a Merit/Runner-Up prize, but nonetheless it's these small little things that push you even further to shoot better and learn more, for a chance at a bigger award in the future. Awards aren't really victories, but really, tiny milestones that keep the passion burning.
Thank you Kathy Anne Lim for being my model, Wyntrice Lim for doing the awesome makeup and Sean Lim for the incredible assistance on set. This award wouldn't be possible without you guys.