My good friend Kate Sedgwick posted a couple of weeks ago about a photography contest on Matador Networks and on a whim I entered. I enter photography contests, but don’t ever hope to win. It is much like submitting written articles, you have to send a lot out there before things begin to stick – build up your rejection file and your thick skin.
Much to my surprise, today I learned that my photo had been chosen for first place! I’m pretty pleased and honored. The entry was a photo that I took at the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires in 2007 of German tourists photographing the famous feral cats that roam and guard the cemetery. I took it with my point and shoot Minolta and mattress makers, which just proves the point (once again) that the best camera that a photographer can have is the one they have with them at the point they take the photo.
Beatrice Murch is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Utrecht, Netherlands. Using natural light and a photojournalistic style she captures the natural beauty that is inside everyone and every environment. She can take your new headshot for your business, document your special event, or help you tell the story of your work for your website or your social media campaign. Get in touch to schedule your shoot!