A big thanks to our January “Streamline Your Workflow” sponsors –
What a great start to the new year for New York photographer Jeff Mikkelson–the January winner of Phase One and DF Studio’s Streamline Your Workflow Contest. In addition to his advertising and editorial work in fashion image-making, Jeff’s focus in beauty photography is informed by a deeply passionate appreciation for the human form rooted in his two philosophy degrees, in addition to how its intrinsic simplicity complements his minimalist style. As the title of his blog, The Philosophotographer, suggests, Jeff is Renaissance man, as visually engaged with his work as he is thoughtfully. On his website–jeffmikkelson.com–Jeff explains that his goal as an artists is, “to know that beauty and truth are lovers, but not the same and often quarreling.” ….did we mention he’s a published writer? Originally from Kansas, Jeff now resides, appropriately enough, in the highly sheik SoHo neighborhood. The fact that Jeff considers photography a visceral experience is reflected in the provocative nature of his imagery, which is ultimately what earned him this month’s winnings.
As the winning photographer for January, Jeff will have the Phase One IQ 180 and 645DF+ Medium Format Camera System in his hands for the entire month of January. A very big Thank You to NYC Phase One distributor, Digital Transitions for facilitating the exchange, as well as Mark Oster and the rest of the DT team for supporting the “Streamline Your Workflow” contest. Contact Mark and his team if you want to learn more about Phase One’s full line of impressive products. In addition to a newly upgraded free copy of Phase One’s RAW conversion software, C1 Pro Version 7.0, Jeff also receives an expanded one year trial of DF Studio’s cloud-based management and storage. Jeff’s resulting photographs created with the Phase One Camera System will be featured on Resourcemagonline.com in a personalized, feature article and may even be considered for a future Phase One or DF Studio ad campaign.
None of this would be possible without our incredibly generous group of sponsors. New York-based digital printer, Gotham Imaging, boasts over twenty-five years of professional service, offering fine papers expert retouching, hi-resolution scanning, and standard and exhibition prints. Winning photographers will each receive a 24” x 36” print of their best shot taken with the Phase One IQ camera system and will be featured in a gallery show in New York City at the end of the 12-month contest. With Phase One’s camera equipment, DF Studio’s data asset management software, and Gotham Imaging’s exquisite printing, The Streamline Your Workflow contest is a chance to establish your burgeoning photography practice into a viable photography business.
Enter your submissions at the Streamline Your Workflow Contest Page to have a chance at being next month’s winner.