here is a link to the competition winners... photography-book-now winners
The above image is part of the winning book In the Garden, by Beth Dow. I bet she's stoked about the $25,000 prize! The images are absolutely gorgeous from what I can see in the preview. As is the case with a lot of the books entered, I didn't see this one until now. Debating spending the $80 on it.
Her images totally remind me of the work of Illustrator Chris Van Allsburg (his work below). His book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (click here to view more bizarre images from the book) was on my bookshelf when I was 5 years old, which might be a reason why I shoot the stuff I do. It's quite the bizarre and scary book to give a 5 year old.
p.s. that's all folks. I'm off for LA tonight and the opening is on Saturday... I won't be back on the blog machine until tuesday or wednesday next week. If I don't see you at the show, have a good weekend.