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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unbelievable...

Today I got the results from this year's PPA International Print competition. Completely knocking me off my rocker (ask Robin - I seriously couldn't get emotions under control for about 10 minutes while she was trying to congratulate me over the phone) - I qualified to win the Diamond Level Photographer of the Year award by placing all four of my images in the PPA Loan Collection. Last year there were only 8 photographers in the world-wide competition to win this award. This year I think I counted 7 of us that qualified... but my count could be off by a few. Either way, this is really an amazing award, and I am still reeling from the shock of it all. I won't officially get the award until Imaging USA in San Antonio in January, when I will also get my Masters of Photography degree. And who knows, maybe this is all a dream, or maybe there was a glitch somewhere, and I really won't get it.... yeah, that sounds more like reality. Anyway, here are my winning images:

"The Force is Strong in My Family"


"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way"


"Threads of Time"


"Meet Me in the Orchard at Dawn" (Album)

19 comments:

Miss Megan said...

Congrats girlfriend! Seriously - KUDOS to you! I can't say I'm that surprised - those Star Wars pics are some of my all-time favorites!

Robin Spencer said...

LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM. I don't know why you are so surprised. Those images Rock!!!! You deserve it all. I am so happy, excited, and proud to be your humble friend. By the way I was crying right along with you. CONGRATS again!

Mindy said...

Congratulations, Kris!! What a huge honor (and well deserved!). I feel like I "know" a photographer celebrity!!

Ruth H. said...

Congratulations, Kris! I'm so happy for you!

Ashley said...

Kris, I think you are truly amazing! I hope to one day be half as great as you. seriously! You totally deserve this award! I am so excited for you!

walkin on cloud nine said...

Congrats Kris! That is some EXCITING news! You are a very talented photographer!!! Great job!

Mindy said...

we LOVE you to pieces! congrats all the way!

Ann Marie said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
Award well deserved!!!!

Erin said...

Congrats! Love all of these shots.

Emily Hatch said...

Wowza Kris. Way to go. You really are TBPITW!!!!!!!!! Hooray!

Kent Shelton said...

Kris.



WOW.



I




Uhhhhh..



Speechless.

jo ann poulsen said...

Congrs gal . You are such a great photographer & so creative. wow what excitement for you.

Aubri said...

You deserve it. THe salt flat pics are fantastic!

Heather Cook said...

As I was looking at the images I was just crying. You are the ultimate Rockstar! I love you Kris, Congrats on an award well deserved!

Rulon Doman said...

Amazing!

Crazy, Amazing!

Insanely, Crazy, Amazing!

Ridiculously, Insanely, Crazy, Amazing!

Beyond all Reason, Ridiculously, Insanely, Crazy, Amazing!

It is hard to put into words how amazing this is, but I think I may be pretty close.

Congradulations, this is truely a beyond all reason, ridiculously, insanely, crazy, amazing accomplishment!

Annie-Staten said...

Congrats! That is amazing! YOU are amazing! :)

Heather said...

Congrats! You so deserve it! I love your pictures! I really can say I am not surprised that you you qualify for that award. I think you are really that good!

Bruschke said...

SO proud of you Kris- you are really fantastic and DESERVE this- wake up, it's not a dream- you ROCK in real life!

rachel thurston said...

Not surprised...You are amazing at what you do. You deserve everything and more!! I wish I could have been there with you when you got the news. Can we celebrate soon? I'm talking massages, sushi, rich gooey dessert and a sleepover?! Love you too much and am over the moon for you!!