For the Digital Lightroom Still Life Competition and for all future competitions, we will be inviting a guest judge to take on the difficult task of going through all the entries and coming up with a shortlist that will then be put to the public vote.
We are very pleased to announce that Otto Von Munchow has agreed to take on the challenge for the Still Life competition. Otto’s work is rooted in the documentary and photojournalistic tradition and he has many years experience as a professional photographer.
Otto is based in Bergen, Norway and also works out of Seattle, USA. He has a special love for Cuba and has visited many times since 1991 seeing Cuba as a lovely and very special country to visit and photograph.
Otto’s photographs have been published in all major Norwegian papers and magazines, as well as internationally in magazines like Stern, Spiegel, the Air France Inflight Magazine and Facts. He attended the documentary and photojournalistic program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1989. During the program he was an intern for Mary Ellen Mark.
Otto teaches workshops with a focus on creativity and the expansion of one’s creative approach. It is his interest in the creative process that provides much of the subject matter for his blog – Munchow’s Creative Photo Blog Otto has taught workshops in Cuba, Malawi, Bolivia and many in Norway and runs Blue Hour Photo Workshops offering photography workshops for photographers at all levels.
We’re honoured to have him on board.