Kiss My Camera shortlist & finalists announced

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Teaming up with the Perth Cultural Centre Screen, Northbridge Piazza Screen and as part of the 2017 WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, WA’s fave music photography competition Kiss My Camera is excited to announce the finalists.

PHOTOGRAPHER FINALISTS:

Adrian Thomson, Ashlee McLernon, Cam Campbell, Chris Kerr, Court McAllister, Daniel Grant, Elliot Lee Welsford, Harry Bowman, Jackie Jet, Jessica Vaini, Karen Lowe, Kim Anderson, Liam Thompson, Matsu, Paul Dowd, Rachael Barrett, Tashi Hall, Ted Dana, Vanessa Stasiw, William Buck.

The 30 Finalists will be exhibited at The Bird, with the winner announced at the same venue for the official WAMFest Opening Party & Kiss My Camera Awards on Wednesday 1 November.

We’re also pleased to announce there will be 120 Shortlisted photos exhibited multiple times each day on the massive MRA public screen in the PICA Amphitheatre and Northbridge Piazza from late October and for the duration of WAMFest.

EXTRA SHORTLISTED PHOTOGS:

Alan Brook, Anthony Tran, Brian Higgins, Christopher Webster, Denis Radacic, Georgia Sicilliano, Grant Patrick, Jake Steele, James Sheperd, Jennifer McErlean, Jonny Warrington, Josh Wells, Marcos Silverio, Mark Francesca, Matthew Punccinelli, Michael Farnell, Nathan Robert, Owen Gregory, Pete Gardner, Sharon Burgess, Stuart Millen, Zev Weinstein

The exhibition sees selected music photographs of only WA acts, both live and press shots, from both WA amateur and professional photographers, providing a visually tantalising snapshot of music in WA. With a record number of entries, the quality is impressive and includes shots of Blindspot, Boat Show, Cursed Earth, Crooked Colours, Depravity, Drapht, The Floors, Grotesque, Gyroscope, Jebediah, King Zog, Kopano, Lakuno, Live Wire, Mathas, Mojos, Pow Negro, Riley Pearce, Scalphunter, The Sperts, Stillwater Giants, The Tommyhawks, Yokohomos and more.

KISS MY CAMERA AWARDS – AND WAMFEST OPENING PARTY!

The winners will be announced at 8pm sharp on Wednesday 1 November, the evening and snappy networking happening at The Bird for WAMFest’s official opening party. Free to all Kiss My Camera Q&A Forum ticket holders, the Kiss My Camera Awards will also take place early in the evening, with winners announced by WAM’s CEO Mike Harris. The party then continues with some of WA’s hottest music acts, including Feels, Tahlia Jaye and Intenso for one heck of a kickstarter for #WAMFest!
MORE INFO HERE

KISS MY CAMERA Q&A FORUM – A WORKSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Let’s get snapchatting! The Kiss My Camera Q&A Forum will focus on helping music photographers discuss, navigate and ultimately excel in everything from legal issues to promotion, challenges, new technologies, payments, opportunities and more – really whatever music photographers or anyone else involve in music photography (e.g. magazine editors, management, publicists, etc.) need to know about. It’s also a rare opportunity for photographers to have a drink and network, out of the pit.
MORE INFO HERE

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

A big thanks to our #KissMyCamera partners for providing prizes and helping champion WA music photographers, including Chris Huzzard Studios, Leederville Cameras, Music Insight, Perth Centre for Photography, DoReMedia, Sorrento Strategic Music, Luna Palace Cinemas, and PICA!