I’ve been wanting to run a contest for my faithful followers here on ACM Photography and CheeseWeb for some time now. With the Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching, I thought now would be the perfect time.
I will be featuring my Forgotten Postcard Series and I’d like to give you the chance to win your very own postcard from one of your favourite travel photos.
For those of you who don’t know, I created the very first Forgotten Postcard as a gift for a friend. She had just returned from a trip to Asia and had a favourite photo from her travels that she wanted to hang on her wall. She asked if I could ‘work my Photoshop magic on it’ and create something special.
It was an exciting challenge. As I looked at the photo, I was struck by how timeless and iconic the scene was.
I decided to take the modern image of Halong Bay, Vietnam and make it look like something old and weathered. I had some old handwriting and postage brushes that I thought would work well with the photo and after a lot of experimentation with different textures, the first Forgotten Postcard was born.
Since then, all of the Forgotten Postcards I’ve created have been from my own images. However, I really enjoy the challenge of working with someone else’s photo. Here’s where you come in. If you have a favourite travel photo that you would like me to give the Forgotten Postcard treatment to, here’s what you have to do:
The winner will receive a print of their photo as a Forgotten Postcard, shipped free to anywhere you like. If it’s great (and I’m sure it will be) it may appear in my next showing of the Forgotten Postcards Series, with your name listed as the original photographer.
The legal stuff:
I put a lot of time and care into each Forgotten Postcard I create. If you’re ready to have your very own custom artwork hanging on your wall, enter today and tell me a great travel story!
You have until Monday June 7th to send in your photo and story.