I hope you don’t mind but I need to brag a little bit. OK..maybe I’ll brag alot but I’m really excited to share some great news with you.
My brother, John, is a numbers guy by day, but by night (and weekends), he’s an amazing photographer! To give you an idea of what a great brother (and photographer) he is, he painstakingly photoshopped an unfortunate lipstick faux paus from my face several hundred times when he photographed my recent book launch party. In his words, “I had a streak of lipstick coming out of the corner of my mouth so wide that I looked like The Joker.” (He’s really funny too!)
He made this loving gesture first, because he didn’t want me to be upset when I saw the photos. (Which discounts the theory that a woman is more likely to tell you when you have broccoli stuck in your teeth than a man!) Secondly, because he’s a perfectionist. Both are the qualities of a great photographer!
But I digress.
Recently John learned that he won four Merit Awards in the 2012 Single Image Contest featured in B&W+Color’s Color Special Issue. To put this in a context that you may be more familiar with, it would be the equivalent of having four of your pictures featured in the annual swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated! Yeah, it’s THAT big!
The award winners were selected from twelve different countries and my little brother was the only photographer who won more than three awards. In other words, he won the mother lode of recognition!
Ask me how proud I am!
The publication is on newstands now. Look for Issue 90, April 2012 which features the 2012 Single Image Contest Winners. John’s photos appear on pages 41, 102, 145, and 230.
My magazine copy sits on my desk. Every now and then I open it to see his beautiful art and it makes me smile! My favorite picture is of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, taken when he and his family travelled there this past year.
To see more amazing pictures or to learn more about his work, go to John’s website at www.johnkuhnphotography.com.