Dec 212008
 

I would be a liar if I didn't admit to being terribly disappointed to
be shut out of the top three awards in the Music category for
non-professionals, but the quality of the winners was pretty damn high,
and helped alleviate my disappointment (there was a kick ASS shot of
Eugene from Gogol Bordello standing on a drum held by fans). I wish I
could have entered a lot more photos, but the entry fees made that
cost-prohibitive as I was trying to pay for them all at once, but I
will be entering throughout the year this year, and I can go back to
enter some older stuff too as there is no time limit. Nearly everything
I entered placed honorable mention, except two photos, and one set
inexplicably got a nod in one category, but not the other – SxHxSxLx
was recognized in People – Lifestyle, but NOT Music. Go figure.

Also
of note: in the Deeper Perspective category, my boys the Koffin Kats
were competing against major photo essay topics on a global scale…you
know, like serious documentary photography stuff. So I think it's
pretty cool a band set got in there. Anyway, as prestigious as this
competition is, placing an honorable mention is pretty damn good, and I
did that in several categories:

ADVERTISING – BEAUTY:
DIANA PRICE entry 53265 – Title: Retro Glamour – PHOENIX, US
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THE DEEPER PERSPECTIVE CATEGORY (Where you write a short essay with the photos to explain the story)
DIANA PRICE entry 53650 – Title: Koffin Kats Live – PHOENIX, US

The
Koffin Kats have toured almost nonstop for two years. And when I say,
"toured," I'm not talking about five star hotels, luxury buses and
roadies doing all the work. I'm talking about three guys living in a
van, setting up their own equipment, sleeping on fans' floors, then
getting up and doing it all again the next day, often for barely enough
money to make it to the next gig. They sacrifice homes, family and
friends for the love of their music. This is the real spirit of rock
and roll — the thing you won't find on MTV or American Idol. So get
off the couch and see it up close. Get sweat on, spit on and knocked
around the pit. Because rock and roll is NOT dead. It's in some seedy
dive bar down the street. Where's it's always been. And where it always
will be.

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PHOTO ESSAY
DIANA PRICE entry 53650 – Title: Koffin Kats Live – PHOENIX, US

PEOPLE – LIFESTYLE
DIANA PRICE entry 48936 – Title: Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs CD shoot – PHOENIX, US
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DIANA PRICE entry 49798 – Title: The Circle Jerks – PHOENIX, US

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PEOPLE – PORTRAIT
DIANA PRICE entry 53265 – Title: Retro Glamour – PHOENIX, US
DIANA PRICE entry 53784 – Title: Band of Brothers – PHOENIX, US

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DIANA PRICE entry 53746 – Title: Sarah – PHOENIX, US

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ADVERTISING — MUSIC
DIANA PRICE entry 48924 – Title: The Dollyrots – PHOENIX, US

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DIANA PRICE entry 49798 – Title: The Circle Jerks – PHOENIX, US

DIANA PRICE entry 53274 – Title: Koffin Kats – promo – PHOENIX, US
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DIANA PRICE entry 53650 – Title: Koffin Kats Live – PHOENIX, US
DIANA PRICE entry 53784 – Title: Band of Brothers – PHOENIX, US

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