the 2013 EPSON international pano awards news
World-beating Coast images awarded
STUNNING panoramic images of the Gold Coast by professional photographer Tom Anthony have just scored multiple awards in a prestigious global photography competition.
Anthony took out no less than seven Bronze Awards in the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards with his signature scenes of Gold Coast beaches, waterways and skylines.
Run by the US-based International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP), the Epson International Pano Awards is the largest competition for panoramic photography in the world.
This year it attracted more than 4000 entries submitted by 843 photographers in 57 countries.
The international judging panel, made up of master photographers, photo agency chiefs, editors, and digital media experts, includes acclaimed Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik, whose 2011 sale of his image “One” for $1 million set a world record.
Tom Anthony, who is based at Southport, captured the attention of the judges with dramatic scenes taken in his own backyard.
“I didn’t need to travel to exotic destinations to find my material because the Gold Coast has a wealth of breathtaking locations the world wants to see,” he said.
“The linear nature of our city, a string of urban landscapes fringed by the sea and mountains, is also ideal for the panorama format.”
During many years as a professional photographer on the Gold Coast, Tom Anthony (whose early career included a stint with the Gold Coast Bulletin) has specialised in attention-grabbing images primarily for the property and tourism industries.
“Aerials are a major focus, so I’ve clocked a hell of a lot of hours in choppers, and the pursuit of the perfect sunrise and sunset makes for plenty of very long days.”
More than 80 of his photographs currently hang in the guest wings of Sheraton Mirage Resort at Main Beach, while others grace corporate walls including those of the restored 1922 Southport Ambulance Station, the Gold Coast Mayor’s office, the Hot Tomato building and the offices of Hickey Lawyers.
His 2013 Epson International Pano Award-winning photographs depict the Gold Coast’s spectacular coastal sweep, dramatic skylines at the edge of the ocean, and atmospheric slices of a city by the sea.
To view all the images go to www.tomanthony.com.au
Images available for publication on request
For further information, please contact:
Tom Anthony, Tom Anthony Imaging
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