“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
Many of those who follow me may recognize my Photologo. It is my Artist's signature, which I affix to images when posting on social media...much in the same way a painter would sign a painting. My Photologo is a representation of who I am as an artist and it helps identify my brand. I love my Photologo so much that I display it prominently on the homepage of my website, and I use it in the signature block on my emails.
I bought my Photologo from Photologo.co about two years ago, and I was really amazed when I received it at just how similar it was to my own actual signature, and I didn't even provide a writing sample! It couldn't possibly represent me in a better way than it does, and I am happy and proud to display it on my images, as well as in various other locations where a signature is appropriate to identify me or my work as an artist.
Early in October, Photologo announced on their Facebook fan page that they were hosting a photo contest and asked photographers from around the world to share their photos. The Top 5 winners would then be featured in a new Artist Spotlight blog post on their website.
Their call to action said this,
"As photographers, we know that inspiration can be found in very random places. From a mountaintop to a busy corner, or sometimes in our own backyard. We wanna see where your inspiration comes from! Choose your best photo, sign it with your Photologo and post here in this post's comments until October 31st. Get inspired and wow us with your photos."
So, I posted my image above in the thread, and this is what I had to say about it,
"I find inspiration by 'seeing' the landscape differently, and the images I create reflect the fluidity of nature, through a technique known as Intentional Camera Movement to create the effect of movement, motion, and blur. My images are single, in-camera captures, using my camera to 'paint' the workd I see in a more abstract way...a way that I hope inspires people to see differently, to think differently, to feel differently. This is an image from a beautiful sunset along the Mississippi River, near a small historic town in central Illinois, called Nauvoo. I hope it inspires and wows you to find your own inspiration in random places and in different ways."
I'm so honored to say that on 13 November the Top 5 winners were announced, and my image above was among them!
The Photologo Top 5 Artist Spotlight blog article may be read here - Introducing Artist Spotlight: Meet the Selected Top 5 of Our October Photo-Contest.
Photologo has a following of more than 150,000 fans on Facebook, and more than 50,000 photographers use their brand of watermark. So, it's pretty amazing to have my work featured on a platform with a potential reach of a couple hundred thousand viewers! Thank you, Photologo! I'm truly grateful.
If you're a photographer, artist, or creative who shares images online, I highly recommend a Photologo for the sharing of your work. These watermarks are a work of art in and of themselves.
Once you've had a chance to read the Photologo blog article and see all the amazing images selected as Top 5, I'd love to hear your thoughts about them. Please feel free to comment below to let me know what you think.
Please also feel free to spread the love by sharing this page link if you think others might appreciate and enjoy the work or the musings. I will happily do the same for you, given the opportunity.
To purchase a print of any of this image, click here - Esoteric - and you will be directed to a separate page for ordering.