2010 Emerging Pro Winners

First Place—Fashion & Beauty
John Harris
John Harris

Where are you based?
Dallas, Texas.

Where did you attend school?
The Art Institute of Dallas.

What previous contests or awards have you won?
None. This is the first competition that I’ve entered.

Have you been published previously?
I’ve done some agency work, and I’ve been published in Field & Stream, as well as in 2Wheel Tuner Magazine.

What equipment do you use?
Nikon D3 and Hasselblad with a film back or a digital back. I think I have about every lens Nikon makes. Apple G5 and MacBook Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Nikon NX 1, Adobe Lightroom.

About This Photograph:
This photo was more inspired by my model Lori Dawson. I had a chair that had this tall back and she had long legs, and I wanted to tie a flow from the back of the chair through her legs, and I wanted the shot to show off this hot dress. I wanted to show some emotion in this shot of her alone all dressed up and nowhere to go.

To achieve this effect, I shot a 24mm focal length to really stretch out the shot. My main career prior to switching to and pursuing photography was as a 3D animator. I wanted to tie in a sterile environment to put her in, so I designed a room in Maya 3D and composited that into the shot.

To see more of John Harris’ photography, go to http://johnharrisphotography.net.

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