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January 12, 2013

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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Went to see this today @ National Portrait Galley.
Some absolutely beautiful shots from amateurs and professionals alike. This shot of Ai Weiwei is my personal fav.


The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012offers a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Through editorial, advertising and fine art images, this year’s entrants have explored a range of themes, styles and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait, from formal commissioned portraits of famous faces to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

This year the competition attracted 5,340 submissions from over 2,350 photographers ranging from gifted amateurs and talented students to established professionals. The selected works for the exhibition, many of which are on display for the first time, include the four prize winners and the winner of the first John Kobal New Work Award.

The Nine Lives of Ai Weiwei (detail)

by Matthew Niederhauser, 2011 © the artist

Lynx Apollo to send someone into space!

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According to Buzz Aldrin in this video, Unilever’s Axe / Lynx brand are to send someone into space as part of the promotion for their latest scent,Apollo. Participants can register at the Axe Apollo websites, where visitors can vote for who to send.

I can’t believe that got the client to sign off the budget – but fair play to the agency who came up with the idea.

What’s next? Time travel?