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Shutter Release Success

It was a Huge Success!

Last night after months of planning and at times very little sleep we unveiled
all of our hard work.... The Shutter Release gave everything promised.

We announced and presented our 1st winner of our $1000 grand prize , 19 year old
Jearvin Bosi . He shoots 35mm and develops his own photos in his dark room. It seemed that Jearvin was predestined to win. I was walking the streets of downtown Phoenix on First Friday handing out fliers - working on recruiting photographers when I walked in a tiny coffee house and pinned my flyer on their board. Something led me to turn around, and as I did I saw Jearvin reading the flyer. I walked back asking him if he was a photographer. "Yes", he replied, and the rest is history. His work is truly amazing and I can't wait to see what's to come. Congratulations Jearvin!

We had amazing photographers with beautiful and creative images which made it difficult for the judges to make a decision.                                                                                                                                              

I love that the judges took the time to speak to each photographer and critique their work. In fact, I had several photographers tell me that alone was a prize.

We all had a tiring but inspiring and successful night... can't wait until Shutter Release #2!

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