Saturday, March 20, 2010

Please Vote for My Photo

I entered one of my animal photos in PDN's faces portrait photography contest. I would be love if you would vote for it in the people's choice awards. To vote, click on the link below & enter your email, then you have to go through the email link that's sent to you & vote again. You'll know you did it right when you click the vote button and the total number of votes goes up.

And feel free to send to your friends - the more votes the better. (Only 1 per email address is allowed).

Here's the link to vote:

Fearful Symmetry


Playa del Rey photographer

The Tyger
by William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Polka Photos Wins Accolade of Excellence!

Santa Monica, California
I decided to enter some prints in the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 8 X 10 Competition. This was my first time entering and I wasn't quite sure what to expect.

Today I received an email that one of my prints won the Accolade of Excellence!

From the accompanying press release:

"Aleks Bienkowska of Playa Del Rey, CA, has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL (WPPI) 2008 WPPI 8 x 10 1st Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding photographers, the judging was held in Santa Monica, CA on June, 2008.

"Sea of Love" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Engagement category.

Bienkowska competed against an international field of photographers to win such honors.

The 2008 competition included 932 prints in 18 different categories submitted by photographers from all over the world. "

And here's the winning photo of Selina and Steve:

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cool Photos

One of my wedding photos is on the Wedding Photography Project website! I entered a photo from Katie & Jon's wedding in the "Cool Photo" Contest. It didn't win, but I feel honored to be among these great photographers. If you have a chance, check out the inspiring photos on here and read about how the photographers made the pictures. Thanks Cory Parris for the awesome website and for publishing my photo!

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