As part of Canon’s Find Your Own Angle campaign for the camera, we are running a reader competition to win a Canon EOS 60D. All you have to do is submit images that you feel fit the campaign theme to our Flickr page. They can be on any subject, you can send in pre-existing images or shoot something new. The images will not be used for anything else – just to enter the competition. And you, of course, retain all copyright. We will then pick our favourite to win the prize.
To get things started and give you an idea of what to submit, we have commissioned images from three artists: art director and designer Trevor Jackson, Gemma Shiel, founder of independent graphic and illustration label Lazy Oaf and art director Damien Poulain. They were each asked to use the 60D to shoot something ‘from their own angle’.
First up, Trevor Jackson who responded to the brief with this intriguing set of images.
They are all, in fact, self portraits by the camera itself.
Jackson says, “I’d originally had highly ambitious plans for an entirely different concept that involved lengthy preparation, miles of traveling, and long hours of meticulous shooting, but upon finally getting my hand on the camera and experimenting with various techniques, found myself becoming increasingly fascinated with the flash reflections appearing in the lenses rather than my original subject matter.”
“The images were captured effortlessly in a matter of minutes, almost by accident, the camera ended up taking intimate portraits of itself.”
“I was initially quite nervous about the project having very little knowledge of digital slr’s or professional lenses, I rarely ever read a manual and the complexities of photographic techniques appear quite daunting but once I started to play around and get immediate results found the process very enjoyable.”
We will be posting the work from Shiel and Poulain over the coming weeks.
Click here for more details on the Canon EOS 60D.
To enter our Find Your Own Angle competition, submit your work to our Flickr page here: [url to come]
Deadline: September TBC