Over a week ago we started an Instagram contest to create photographs inspired by the sound and title of Seaworthy + Taylor Deupree’s forthcoming album “Wood, Winter, Hollow.” Participants were asked to take photographs that they felt captured the mood and atmosphere of this work and three winners were to be chosen to receive a free copy of the CD.
146 amazing photographs were entered depitcting forests, nature, seasons, spaces, sometimes even people or structures, all with their unique take on the “Wood, Winter, Hollow” theme.
Sometimes it was the unexpected that caught our attention or photos that were so full of atmosphere they were hard to ignore. In the end, to narrow down three final winners, was extremely difficult. The level of thought and talent that went into the photographs was impressive, to say the least.
However, three it had to be, and our final choices are below. Below the announcement of finalists, please find a list of Instagram users who participated. Please take your time to follow them and enjoy their photography. You can also search for the hashtag #woodwinterhollow to see a complete archive of the entries or follow this link: http://statigr.am/tag/woodwinterhollow/
We welcome people to continue using the hashtag so we can expand on this beautiful collection of images and we want to thank every participant for their time, talents and amazing work.
- Cameron and Taylor
and the winners are….
It was hard for us to ignore the amazing choice of colors and the pale leaves that reminded us of winter leaves that still clung to their trees when we were recording the album. What sets this picture apart, though, is the quiet flood that holds all of the trees and really completes its otherwordly feel.
losingtoday has an amazing instagram feed of beautiful, etherreal photographs. This picture caught us with the color palette, angle, composition and all around chilly and intimate atmosphere that we felt captured the spirit of the project.
This was one of the early entries in the contest and grabbed us right away. The two red hydrants in the picture form a gateway into an impossibly thick bramble that conjours both mystery and fear. the clearing in which the photographer stood is the last bit of safety, the hollow, before this venture into the unknown.
The following photo was one of our winning choices but, mysteriously, the user’s photo and instagram account have been deleted in the past 24 hours so we have no way to find them or link to their photo.
(If we can get a hold of him, we will consider him a 4th winner.)
This was an immediate favorite for the stark and weathered mood and the ghostly layered exposures. just an amazing image all around that not only captures the feel of this project but also the overall aesthetic of 12k.
complete list of participants (in alphabetical order)