November 9, 2004
CanadianDriver’s Paul Williams wins photography award
RX8 Dash. Photo: Paul Williams. Click image to enlarge
Belleville, Ontario – CanadianDriver’s Paul Williams was the winner of the Nikon Photography Award presented during the annual automotive journalism awards, October 28th.
Paul Williams won first place in the Published Photography category for his photograph of the RX-8 dash. The judges chose the photo for its “unique frame within a frame capture of the dash.”
Smartscape. Photo: Paul Williams. Click image to enlarge
First runner-up went to Gerry Frechette (Inside Track) for his photo entitled, Airbourne. The judges felt this photograph caught the moment perfectly.
Laurance Yap won second runner-up for his photo “Prius and the Caribou”, published in the Toronto Star. “Very serendipitous, a playful relationship, spontaneous”, was how the judges described this photograph.
Paul Williams won first place in the Unpublished Photography category for his “eye grabber” photo called “Smartscape”. The judges commented, ” A novel situation with a comedic quality. The building shouldn’t be distorted but it seems to be and the Smart appears to be distorted but it isn’t. .”
First runner-up in the Unpublished Photography category, Laurance Yap, another CanadianDriver contributor. The judges liked his photo of “Chrysler At Night” for it’s “the interactive quality of the quality of the light through the windshield and overall”.
Second runner-up was Bill Roebuck for his shot of a Mustang GT. The judges praised the photograph for its “playful relationship between the Mustang GT and the railway car GT.”
A record number of entries in both categories were reviewed by judges Dennis Miles and Wayne Pittendreigh, and viewed by Donald Dickinson and Don Snyder, all professors at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.
The Nikon Photography Awards were established in 1999 at the request of the automotive journalists themselves who felt that great photography is an integral part of a great automotive story.