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EXHIBIT Closed on October 5th 2014

Juror: Darren Heath

Juror's Choice: "Derby Eyes" by Christine Pearl Washington, DC USA

Next to the discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel has been the most significant achievement in the development of human culture and civilization. {sharethis}

The  horse drawn chariot revolutionized warfare, while the stone wheel of  the gristmill made it possible to process enough grain to feed  increasing numbers of city dwellers, and the oxcart provided  transportation for people and produce.  In the modern era, life would be  unimaginable without wheels.  America is truly a "car culture", and the  rest of the world is not far behind.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close 6-Aug-14 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 14-Aug-14
On-Line Check-in Due 22-Aug-14
Work Receipt Deadline 8-Sept-14
Exhibit Opens 11-Sept-14
Artists Reception 20-Sep-14 17:00
Exhibit Closes 5-Oct-14

Wheels Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
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How  do you envision wheels in your own life? Maybe you're a car nut, a  lover of anything that looks sleek and goes fast, from a Grand Prix car  to a NASCAR racer, to a land speed record vehicle.  Or perhaps you're  more aware of other types of wheels, such as those on bicycles, baby  carriages, or trains.  And then there are Ferris wheels and pinwheels,  skateboards and rollerblades.  Conveyer belts and steamboats. The  possibilities are nearly limitless.

Wheels is  Darkroom Gallery's invitation to you depict your photographic discovery  of the wheel.  We're looking for photos that feature cars in any and  all forms, of course, from the classic car to the newest zero-emission  vehicles, but Wheels is not limited to cars; anything that  moves or operates on wheels is fair game.  This is your opportunity to  show us what makes your world go 'round!

Juror's Statement:

The standard of entries I thought generally high and those that I’ve selected for the final group particularly good examples of contemporary photography. Encapsulating so many aspects of the art the entries showed the high standards that are being achieved by long time photographic enthusiasts and those that – due to the democratisation of photography in this digital age – have only recently started shooting with a considered attitude.

As a photographer known for his work in the highly charged world of Formula One one may imagine that I’d like pictures with similar chaotic feel but, away from the race tracks of the world, I like to shoot and enjoy viewing a certain style of photography that is far simpler in it’s execution and mien. It can be viewed here: http://www.darrenheath.com/off-track. The pictures that I’ve chosen for my final group, two runners-up and my juror’s choice, are perfect examples of this type of work.

My winning picture, entitled 'Derby Eyes’, is a wonderful study of a seemingly innocent night’s racing at the local dirt track oval. With a haunting and completely mesmerising look on her face the girlfriend of – I assume – one of the race car drivers seems lost in a world of her own. Behind her a row of beaten-up cars and a perfectly positioned trio of guys, fussing over one of the cars, acts as a perfect background isolating and adding intensity to her stare ever more. The picture’s composition, lack of colour, mood and ambience results in me continually coming back to view the picture over and over.

My two runners-up: Sleeping at the museum and No overnight parking.

Both these superb images I’d be over the moon to have shot. Looking for all the world like pictures shot by Magnum’s Alec Soth or legendary photographer and inspiration to so many William Egglestone, I think both are brilliant. No overnight parking is very reminiscent of the work I so enjoy shooting.

Darren Heath



Juror's Choice

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA

Honorable Mention

Alan Strassman
Weston, MA United states of america

Honorable Mention

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA


People's Choice
SOLD

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA


Amanda Lass
Waterville, VT USA


Beth Reynolds
Greenfield, MA USA



Chris Burt
Plano, TX USA


Chris Burt
Plano, TX USA


Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA



Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA


Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA


Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA



Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA


Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA


George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA



Hal Beesley
La Canada, CA USA


Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA


Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA



John Kopp
Ramsey, NJ USA


Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA


Kendall Rattner
Edgewood, NM USA



Kevin Lozaw
San Anselmo, CA USA


Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA


Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA



Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA


Len Speier
New York, NY USA


Len Speier
New York, NY USA



Lynn Thomas
Temple, Texas United States


Macic
Italian Riviera, Italy


Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA



Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA


Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA


Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA



Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA


Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA


Patrizio Cipollini
Roma, RM Italy



Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA


Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA


Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA



R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA


R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA


Robert M Burden
Rochester, NY USA



Sean K. Sullivan
Natick, MA USA


Stephen F Sherman
Bronx, NY USA


Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA



Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, NY USA
  • All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition. 
  • People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
  • We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.

Juror: Darren Heath

Darren Heath is a multi award winning photographer based in London England, specialising in Formula One and the automotive industry, endeavouring to cover events and commissions in a creative and artistic manner using natural light and colour to their maximum effect.

Clients include McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, BMW, Toyota, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Vodafone, Bridgestone, FIA, Henri Lloyd, Time, F1Racing, Car Graphic, F1 Sokuho, F1 Scene, Car, Top Gear, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Financial Times, The Sun, and Conde Nast Traveller.

In 2005 The Royal Photographic Society awarded Darren their prestigious Honorary Fellowship as recognition of his excellence and evidence of distinguished ability in his chosen field.

In addition to his motor sport work he also shoots both commissioned work and more personal photography taken away from the race tracks of the world. Find this work in his ‘off track’ gallery.

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