This is just a short note that again one of my works, Birch Cubism I, has won a nomination at the Black & White Spider Awards in the category Nature/Professionals.
Like the last time, it is a picture that doesn’t quite fit into the genre landscape photography – and, interestingly, the Black & White Spider Awards don’t make a distinction between nature and landscape photography, either. Instead they distinguish between categories “Nature” and “Wildlife”, which kind of leaves cityscapes (often counted as landscapes) to seek for another home.
Maybe this seems like not such an important topic. My work so far has also stretched from architecture to abstract to nature to landscape. There is no rule that binds a photographer and certain photographs to a single genre. Still, as a photographer one is often required (for marketing and other purposes) to summarize what one’s work is all about. “Whatever interests me” is in that context not perceived as a good answer. Therefore, this question kind of keeps popping up in my mind. But more on that later.
Again, there has been overall excellent work among the submissions so check it out! These competitions are a good place to see what is state-of-the-art in photography and they do show what other people are working with.