the top a a mountain on a landscape photograph by Andrew ross

Surface A photography project by Andrew Ross

Exploring the earth’s remote corners to capture the natural colors of unique places.

Hailing from the coastal city of Durban, Andrew Ross is a South African photographer whose work aims to create simplistic yet vast images that highlight the environment in which they were taken. The mood in Andrew’s photographs is emphasised by the colours that he captures which helps to heighten the viewers perception of the scene.

“I have been fortunate to explore many parts of the planet over the last two years, documenting and portraying some of the most beautiful places this world has to offer. The images I managed to capture represent some of the simplistic yet vast scenes found on the earth’s surface.

Mostly drawn to the colour that sunlight creates in a landscape, I try to fill the frame with a scene that questions the viewers’ perception of the real versus the surreal highlighting a simple subject amongst a measureless landscape. ” – Andrew Ross

– Discover more of Andrew’s work here

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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