Santa Claus came early for me this year. The 2018 Neutral Density Photography Awards have been incredibly kind to me.
For starters, the AUDI Campaign 'An island of wonders becomes a playground' received yet another awesome distinction gaining 2nd Place and a Silver Star in the Professional Special:Advertising Category. What made me even happier, was that the 1st Place in this specific category was also awarded to a Cypriot, Elena Paraskeva, so congrats to our little island!
Secondly, as my cyclist friends will agree, we are super excited about our collaborative project `Cycle to Discover` receiving 1st Place and a Gold Star in the Professional Editorial:Sports Category. This collaborative project reflects on the team’s joint efforts to inspire a pursuit of the outdoors, brought together by the shared love for the often-overlooked Cypriot countryside, and the need to communicate the exploration that it so discreetly promises. Travelling through the island’s rolling landscape, in the bloom of Spring, the dry of Summer and the crimson of Autumn, the team attempted to create visually impactful imagery, aimed at inspiring others to reconnect with the outdoors.
The Cycle to Discover team is comprised of cyclists Nicodemos Protopapas and Michalis Karatzis, and photographer Silvio Rusmigo.
Finally, my personal project Redsoil, aiming to communicate the issue of illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus received an Honourable Mention in the Editorial: Environmental Category.
All images and text are copyright © Silvio Augusto Rusmigo 2019