Feb 092011

Simple is so often best…

Thus it is proven once again with Jonathan Knowles’ Chrome Water, recipient of a Gold Award in the Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2011.

As Jonathan writes:

“It’s always very exciting to be recognised in these awards, which appear in these beautifully printed books.

“It is particularly special this year, as the selection of works has been limited to 100. In our studio, we (me and all my very hard working helpers) have had three images chosen; to be listed alongside industry greats such as Albert Watson and Annie Leibowitz is a great honour. Thank you to all my team who help me make it happen!”

Jonathan Knowles' 'Chrome Water' Gold Award in Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2011

'Chrome Water' by Jonathan Knowles, System Work by Jack Lowe—Gold Award in the Graphis '100 Best in Photography 2011'

The publication carries quite a heritage, as described on their site:

“Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Dr. Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Graphis presented the work of fine artists and illustrators, as well as highlighting the formative years of graphic design as we know it today. Advertising and photography were also featured, and Walter selectively chose what he felt to be the best talent of the time.  In 1966, he introduced the Graphis Photo Annual, followed in 1973 by the Graphis Poster Annual.

“Graphis serves as a platform for outstanding work in Design, Advertising and Photography. To honor these professionals, we introduced the Graphis Platinum and Gold Awards.”

I have worked on hundreds of images with Jonathan over the years; it’s always a proud moment to pass one of our billboards or posters, stumble across an ad, spot another album cover or perhaps pick up an award or two along the way…

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