First of all, we want to apologize for not being able to announce the winner yesterday. We seriously had a tough time choosing from among all the entries. All your ideas were incredible and we want to thank all who joined and shared their creativity. If we could, we would want all of you to win, but we had to choose only 1. So, without further ado, here’s the winner of Ruffa and Mike Photography’s 3rd Year Anniversary Giveaway.
Here’s Shoden’s winning entry:
Jeans and I are both artists, struggling and all. and we feel we are old souls at heart.
Think Romance + Film Noir + Casablanca + The Postman Always Rings Twice, where the common thing between them is a powerful statement on human nature, sparked by a passionate love. While these films also feature a sort of pent-up violence and delusion that are also a big part of this genre, we’re looking to craft the same vitality into these scenes, but express it in the most romantic and hopeful way possible, sans the crime and violence of course. ^_^
I imagine a frame at the onset of a voyage, it could be a train station, a port, or an air field, where I am either a WWII soldier heading out, a Sailor, or an Explorer headed for an arctic research grant, but always with the over-arching theme of the promise of return and re-unification with my leading lady. The scene will essentially start with an abode, with the relevant accoutrements of the rustic vintage era like gramophones, records, bell telephones, typewriters, and photographs adorning the set. There is conflict and tension because the gentleman is only forced to leave due to circumstance, but he promises to return. We want to make people care for the characters by giving more depth to their story.
The second phase is the voyage, and the third is the reunion. It will be a happy ending, and the shots will be poignant, stylish, classy, and unique. I realize this is hard to make, but this is exactly the place where ideas can take flight, in the hands of excellent storytellers and visual artists like you. It will be an awesome piece that not only showcases how your combined talents produce a great narrative, but will also be treasured by us for years and years to come.
We loved how detailed and precise his entry was and how it narrates a beautiful story. We are excited to see how the photo shoot will turn out!
To Shoden and Jeans, congratulations, guys! Kindly check your email for the rest of the details.
Again, thank you all so much for joining our giveaway!
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