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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: 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.

‘Put it There’ by Matt Reed

‘Put it There’ by Matt Reed

The family group shot is a compulsory – but not often creative – part of a wedding album. Sydney photographer Matt Reed’s in between moment defied convention and won third place in the 2013 Head On Portrait Prize (on display at the State Library of NSW until June 23). Matt Reed will take part in a guided tour of the Portrait Prize alongside Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig on Sunday June 2 at 2pm.

AWAKE by Jonathan May

AWAKE by Jonathan May

Jonathan May’s “Stanford” placed first in the Head On Portrait Prize 2013. A wider selection from May’s “AWAKE” series, as well as some work from his “Thika” series, is now showing at The Queen Street Gallery with an official opening tonight on May 22 as part of the Head On Photo Festival. Here, May shares the story behind his award-winning image.