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Monika Machkov, Vsetin, Czech Republic
After concluding a nine-year curriculum at a professional school, this Czech photographer entered the SOU college in Vizovic, where she is in her second year of studying photography. She is interested mainly in staged photographs. The cover photograph of the calendar is composed of two pictures. One of them addresses-the theme of the calendar 'Another Way to See the World', while the second one incorporates the brand name in an absolutely appropriate manner. Dramatic lighting and a clever play with colors round out her youthful style.
Agata Kawecka of Lubojna, Poland
This young photographer is in her third year at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. But her interest in photography had already begun six years earlier. Her creative photographic technique is based on time exposures with moving light sources and a flash exposure of a woman behind a diaphanous fabric. The ingenious handling of the medium of photography and the clear positioning of the picture as a large format photograph led to its nomination for the calendar.
Arkadiusz Kempka of Toruh, Poland
Kempka has six years of professional experience, three of them in a photographic studio for advertising photography. The 28-year old photographer is married and he has involved himself with the subject of photography since the age of 14. Not only does his photograph appear perfectly composed and illuminated, it also shows a fresh, humorous look at the vitality of nature in the spring.
Viadislav Danilov of Moscow, Russia
Russian photographer Viadislav Danilov found a very uninhibited approach to the theme of the Sinar Calendar for the year 2001. The youthfully fresh and perfectly photographed image of a little plant and a ladder stands out among a series of submitted photographs with images of antiques.
Sergio Sanchez Prez and Josetxu Marcos Muoz of Madrid, Spain
The gleaming light, perfect picture composition and the typical application of a Sinar large format camera for architectural photography led to the selection of this photograph.
Karia Spcilov of Vsetin, Czech Republic
This photographer is from the same school and from the same second year grade as Monika Mach! kov! . Every two weeks, this course of study conducts practical days with themes such as landscapes, reportage, portraits or still lifes. During these practical sessions, Sp! cilov! discovered her flair for macro photography as well as her preference for landscape and animal photography. The humorous interpretation of the subject of time and transience and the somber and warm lighting motivated the jury to select this photograph for the Sinar Calendar.
Roman Ray of Cologne, Germany
From the group of warm pictures rich with atmosphere, the jury opted for the cold blue winterlike and somewhat surrealistic still life that shows very skiliful lighting and excellent command of the Sinar large format camera. Ray is active in advertising and architectural photography.