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Featured Finalist: Dallas Kilponen

Featured Finalist: Dallas Kilponen

Dallas Kilponen’s Head On Portrait Prize finalist image first ran on page one of the Sydney Morning Herald.

The portrait of Lynnie Plate and her twin sister Annie Trevillian was taken whilst on assignment in Oodnadatta for The Sydney Morning Herald during January's nationwide heatwave.

Featured Finalist: Jodi McConaghy

Featured Finalist: Jodi McConaghy

Jodi McConaghy’s ‘Phoebe’ is a finalist in the 2013 Head On Portrait Prize.

As a mum of two primary school aged boys, my working hours are limited. I have decided to pursue a career in newborn photography because I can shoot while my kids are at school and newborns are gorgeous. 

Featured Finalist: Alice Blanch

Featured Finalist: Alice Blanch

Box Brownie Colour Panorama #10

Alice Blanch is a 2013 Head Off Landscape Prize finalist.

I took this photograph in Tasmania last year whilst I was studying my Honours in photography. It is from a larger, on-going body of work called Box Brownie Panoramas that is a series of unique and unconventional landscape photographs.

Featured Finalist: Zac Steinic

Featured Finalist: Zac Steinic

Cheyne #4

For a long time now I have been doing minimalist personal shoots (at least once a month between work commitments). I have found, that when you are left with almost no props, location, clothing, makeup, or hair styling to help the image, you are left with is the photography. It's a matter of practice, but it is also to keep myself honest at where my ability is.

Featured Finalist: Chris Round

Featured Finalist: Chris Round

TRANSIENT REALITIES

Chris Round is a fine art photographer based in Sydney. An image from his series Transient Realities was chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Head Off Landscape Prize, on display at Paddington Reservoir Gardens until June 23.

Featured Finalist: Louis Lim

Featured Finalist: Louis Lim

Louis Lim is a Malaysian born Chinese photographer and story-teller now living in Brisbane. ‘Anthony’ from his series Strangely Familiar was chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Head On Portrait Prize. The exhibition is on display at the State Library of NSW until June 23.