Photography

The 2022 Creative Photo Awards celebrate the weird side of photography

The 2022 Creative Photo Awards celebrate the weird side of photography
Highly Commended - Animals. "Golden Retriever Chasing Beach Ball". Florida, USA
Highly Commended - Animals. "Golden Retriever Chasing Beach Ball". Florida, USA
View 20 Images
Highly Commended - Abstract. "Memories". As-Salt, Jordan
1/20
Highly Commended - Abstract. "Memories". As-Salt, Jordan
Highly Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Symbiosis". Vietnam
2/20
Highly Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Symbiosis". Vietnam
Commended - Animals. "The Student". Utrecht, Netherlands
3/20
Commended - Animals. "The Student". Utrecht, Netherlands
Highly Commended - Still Life. "The Ballerina". Zagreb, Croatia
4/20
Highly Commended - Still Life. "The Ballerina". Zagreb, Croatia
Overall Photo of the Year. "The False Illusion". Montijo, Portugal
5/20
Overall Photo of the Year. "The False Illusion". Montijo, Portugal
Highly Commended - Animals. "Golden Retriever Chasing Beach Ball". Florida, USA
6/20
Highly Commended - Animals. "Golden Retriever Chasing Beach Ball". Florida, USA
Commended - Architecture. "Stages". Seville, Spain
7/20
Commended - Architecture. "Stages". Seville, Spain
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Skiing under the Arctic Sky". Iceland
8/20
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Skiing under the Arctic Sky". Iceland
1st Prize - Animals. "Hope". Madrid, Spain
9/20
1st Prize - Animals. "Hope". Madrid, Spain
1st Prize - Nature & Landscape. "Secret Garden". Kraft Azalea Garden, Florida, USA
10/20
1st Prize - Nature & Landscape. "Secret Garden". Kraft Azalea Garden, Florida, USA
1st Prize - Architecture. "White Door". Abu Dhabi
11/20
1st Prize - Architecture. "White Door". Abu Dhabi
Commended - Animals. "In Time". Australia
12/20
Commended - Animals. "In Time". Australia
Highly Commended - Experimental. "Diaphonized Sea Horse". Diaphonized sea horse stained with alizarin red and alcacin blue after using trypsin as the digestive enzyme. The process took 5 months to finish and the final image was created by stacking 164 images. Manchester, UK
13/20
Highly Commended - Experimental. "Diaphonized Sea Horse". Diaphonized sea horse stained with alizarin red and alcacin blue after using trypsin as the digestive enzyme. The process took 5 months to finish and the final image was created by stacking 164 images. Manchester, UK
Commended - Animals. "No Speed Limits!"
14/20
Commended - Animals. "No Speed Limits!"
Commended - Architecture. "Future in the City".
15/20
Commended - Architecture. "Future in the City".
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Lavender Storm". Yambol, Bulgaria
16/20
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Lavender Storm". Yambol, Bulgaria
1st Prize - Experimental. "Just in Time".
17/20
1st Prize - Experimental. "Just in Time".
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Moravian waves".
18/20
Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Moravian waves". Jižní Morava, Czech Republic
Commended - Animals. "There is always sth between Black and White". Grevesmühlen
19/20
Commended - Animals. "There is always sth between Black and White". Grevesmühlen
Commended - Architecture. "As Above, So Below". Barcelona, Spain
20/20
Commended - Architecture. "As Above, So Below". Barcelona, Spain
View gallery - 20 images

The Siena Creative Photo Awards is a little different from your average photo contest. Celebrating all kinds of post-production techniques and digital manipulations, this contest aims to redefine the art of photography and this year’s winners are defiantly weird and wonderful.

The Creative Photo Awards is a smaller photography contest run under the umbrella of the Siena International Photo Awards. Unlike other photography contests that often seek to limit Photoshop tinkering, the Creative Photo Awards invite a kind of maximalist sensibility setting no rule on how much post-production work can be done to an image.

Highly Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Symbiosis". Vietnam
Highly Commended - Nature & Landscape. "Symbiosis". Vietnam

“What matters is your unique vision and your skills in translating that vision into exceptional and original work,” the contest explains on its website. “Show us how you’re pushing the photographic medium, experimenting with different techniques or creative approaches to bring your ideas to life.”

Spanning a massive 17 categories, the contest covers everything from the conventional (Animals, Landscapes, Architecture) to the unusual (Still Life, Fashion, Weddings, Food).

Overall Photo of the Year. "The False Illusion". Montijo, Portugal
Overall Photo of the Year. "The False Illusion". Montijo, Portugal

This years overall Photo of the Year Prize went to Andre Boto, a freelance photographer from Portugal. His winning entry, titled The False Illusion, depicts the ways giant corporations divert attention away from the pollution caused by large-scale manufacturing.

Highly Commended - Still Life. "The Ballerina". Zagreb, Croatia
Highly Commended - Still Life. "The Ballerina". Zagreb, Croatia

Other highlights include a surreal time-lapse shot of skiers sliding down a mountain in Iceland at night, a wine bottle opener turned into a ballerina and, of course, a shot of an ostrich on roller skates outrunning a pack of dogs.

Take a look through our gallery at more hand-picked highlights from this year’s spectacular shots.

Source: Siena Awards

View gallery - 20 images
1 comment
1 comment
christopher
Overall Photo of the Year: hands-down the obvious winner on *so* many levels, and, sadly, *so* well timed...