“Best of Show” Award Winner – John Diephouse, USA

Photography & Digital Art Category

John Diephouse is the winner of the 1st Place Award (Best of Show) in our “Artists of the World” Art & Photography Exhibition (Photography & Digital Art), and his winning photograph “Phase 1 & 2” truly stood out to our juror!

Tall Sequoia Gallery Art Exhibition - Photography by John Diephouse
PHASE 1 & 2

John is a US based photographer.

What I seek to share through my photography are images with which I have a strong and instinctive personal connection. Images may be simply documentary, invoke a sense of time and place, or resonate as an abstract blend of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.

All submissions were judged by our Guest Juror Liza Zhurkovskaya who highly praised John’s winning piece:

“A photograph is always an image of something which actually exists. What intrigued me by looking at Diephouse’s work is that his photograph doesn’t fully represent realism and is not a full abstraction but a blend of both. Realism in photography means that artists depict things as they are, without idealizing or making them abstract. With John Diephouse’s Phase 1-2 work, an image depicts a sunflower, a plant that actually exists, but with a black abstract background that we usually don’t see this object in. This strengthens the focus on the main object and creates a colorful, vibrant image that invites you to think about summertime and all the happy memories you might have.”

Short Biography
John Diephouse is a self-taught photographer. His creative process follows an intuitive yet patterned path, from capturing a digital image through the process of interacting with and refining the image, searching for the combination of adjustments that produces the kind of instinctive connection he seeks.

“Most often the images with which I have the strongest connection are those that do not produce an immediate reaction but provoke a response through repeated contact and consideration over time”.

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