Daniele Colombera Los Angeles CA United States 1st Place Portrait
Born and raised near Venice Italy Daniele Colombera currently lives in Los Angeles. He studied Literature and Fine Arts in Rome and works in the movie industry as a digital imaging technician and cinematographer. I took this photo behind the scenes of a fashion shoot. I envisioned the image in black and white because I wanted the graphic component of the fern and its shadow to emboss the face of the girl and focus the eye on her ethereal expression without being distracted by the vivid colors of nature surrounding her.