color and contrasted photography from extraterrestrial on earth by inge van heerde

Extraterrestrial on earth A photography project by Inge Van Heerde

Everyday situations creating unpredictable and ominous atmospheres.

“In my work I strive to create images where you see and feel everyday occurrences with ominous, almost uncomfortable and dreamlike atmospheres.

All my work is about a simple question: ‘who decides what’s normal and what’s not?’

Way too often people like to tag and label others and situations for being unconventional and perhaps a little silly with a negative stamp.

These unconventional and silly ideas however, bring a tremendous amount of freedom, wisdom, self awareness and peace. I think it’s a shame that so many people focus on how one should think and act. The power of their own imagination is not being freed – what a pity!”

Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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