Press release issued by International Garden Photographer of the Year
IGPOTY runs two separate stand-alone photo projects during the spring and summer months to give photographers the chance to explore specific themes and skills; the second of which is Macro Art.
The winner of the IGPOTY 10 Macro Art Photo Project is George Pantazis with his shot ‘Embryo’ (below) taken in his home town of Mouttagiaka in Limassol, Cyprus.
He embarked on a photoshoot around his house one morning and only discovered the significance of what he was shooting when he switched to macro.
Mr Pantazis said: “Whilst looking for subjects my attention was caught by flashes of lilac and green in between areas of darkness. The meaning of the shot became clear when I started taking macro pictures. The photograph looks remarkably like a human embryo, particularly the stamens which resemble developing fingers.”
Tyrone McGlinchey, Managing Director of IGPOTY said: “It’s amazing what macro photography can reveal. One thing which really stands out in a lot of particularly good macro shots is the identification of parallel, almost analogous natural structures. This reminds us of how simple universal laws create the elegance and complexity of nature.”
IGPOTY continues to be the premium global competition for gard
en and plant photography – open to all ages, amateurs and professionals alike, with a Young Garden Photographer of the Year award for under 16s. The IGPOTY exhibition, also tours the UK and worldwide – including Sweden, Portugal and the Netherlands.