Overall runner-up & Winner – Portrait
Born and bred in Melbourne, Aimee Lipscombe has previously worked in publishing and media. After many years working as an online producer for ABC News, she decided to change course and study at Photography Studies College, in Melbourne. She is currently in the middle of a part-time Advanced Diploma. Her passion is portraiture, and her most recent work is a deeply personal exploration of her home life.
Overall runner-up prize: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Edition with XF 23mm f/2 lens valued at $3,099.
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This portfolio was very well executed. The images were very cinematic and created a haunting dystopian feeling that draws the viewer in and creates a feeling of wonder, mystery, and intrigue. Images that make you feel something and make you want to know more always stand out. The photographs made me want to know more about these scenes and the moments before and after, and how the subjects arrived there.
– Chris McGrath
In a world of excess imagery bombarding us daily, we now have only three seconds to capture a viewer’s attention. For me, this portfolio did just that – its haunting beauty grabbed my attention through the very skilled use of light and composition. I also commend the editing of the images which creates a thread of theme and effective storytelling. – Peter Brew-Bevan