Category Archives: Highlights

Lucas Gilman Featured by Nik Software

Aurora photographer Lucas Gilman was recently featured on the Nik Software website. Here’s what they had to say, “To call photographer Lucas Gilman a “world traveler” might be inaccurate, or at the very least, incomplete…. Gilman goes to the kinds of places that take five days to get to, arriving at the nearest airport, taking a Jeep as far as the roads can go, then hiking into depths of jungle, out over plains of ice, down treacherous river waterfalls, and into the farthest reaches of the globe.”

Aurora Photographers Win PDN and Communication Arts Awards

Portraits of my ungulate neighbors. "Lizzie #1" (left) and "Xenia" (right) © Kevin Horan

The July issue of PDN showcased the 3rd annual Faces Contest Winners, and as usual, a solid showing of Aurora Photographers graced the pages. Kevin Horan’s portrait series of goats and sheep took a spot under the Animals category. Jason Florio’s amazing series called 930km African Odyssey photographing Alkalo (chief’s) while on a walking journey around the circumference of The Gambia, West Africa received a nod in the Environmental section. Kevin Steele also was issued some ink under the Environmental category for a portrait of a rock climber while on a multi-day ascent up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. And last but not least, Woods Wheatcroft found his way into the Environmental category with a self portrait created while throwing his camera high above his head and having the shutter click mid-air. Pick up the July issue of PDN and check out all the winners in print.

In 2009 I spent six weeks walking entirely around the circumference of The Gambia, West Africa, a 930 kilometer journey. Each night I would present myself to the Alkalo (chief) of the village, and in exchange for his/her hospitality I would make a portrait of him/her and present them with a print before I left the next morning. The name for this giving of gifts to a chief while on a journey in The Gambia is called a "Silafando." © Jason Florio
Kevin Brown, 2,600 feet above the treetops, drinks water near the end of a multi-day ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. © Kevin Steele
"Toss, Click, Catch" self-portrait created on a California beach while shooting on location for KAVU Inc., a Seattle-based apparel company. © Woods Wheatcroft

Also freshly in print, a nod needs to be given to new Aurora photographer Myles McGuinness for nailing a Communications Arts Award in their Photo Annual 51 edition. The image captures a surfer floating on a longboard next to a pier waiting for the next wave to roll in.

Solo by the Pier. Punk-rock surfer Jill Hansen floats on a longboard next to the pier waiting for a wave. © Myles McGuinness