On Wednesday November 20 I was proud to attend the opening of the Crown Artists Initiative Winners Exhibition in the Crown Residences Suite on Kent Street overlooking Barangaroo.
The event was a showcase of the winners and commended entries, which we’re hung around the suite. I placed third in the black and white category for “Luna Lights”, my stark moody image of the Luna Park entrance. It was great to see my photo printed and hung at large scale for the first time in a stunning white frame.
The event was an opportunity to meet the other winners, and I was fortunate enough to chat to event organiser Veronika Molnarova alongside photographer and competition judge Lynton Crabb.
It was great to chat to them about what they liked from the entries and get some inspiration and motivation for images I could take myself. Lynton mentioned someone from the Daily Telegraph had contacted them about a story, and sure enough the next morning I was blessed to find my photograph alongside the other winners on a double page spread inside Thursday’s paper.
The suite where the event was hosted was set up as a display room, showcasing what the hotel suites would look like once the Crown Resort Sydney Barangaroo was completed in early 2021. Everything about the suite oozed luxury, from the enormous rain shower with full length window overlooking the city vista, to the enormous walk-in dressing room.
I’ll be contacted again as the hotel nears completion to be told where my winning image will be hung around the hotel, so I look forward to seeing it in person!
Thanks again to Crown for hosting the event and to Lynton and the organisers for choosing my picture from a field of over 3000 entries!
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