The winner of the November advertising Spot is...
Emma's photo's are a really fascinating eclectic mix, but all of them are technically excellent and use very powerful imagery, perfect for adorning your walls. For me photography is more than just a record of a time or a place it is the art of capturing a concept or a feeling. "A Gentle Freak Out" by Emma below, is one of my personal favourites, so simple and yet it describes perfectly a feeling of loss of control and confusion - I can almost feel my head pounding, this would be a perfect image for the office wall! It's available from both her Folksy and Etsy shops. Emma is very open about her struggles with depression and I think her breadth of experience in this area really adds an edge to her images.
"I fell down the rabbit hole many years ago (clinical depression) but just like Alice I stumbled on a world of creativity, nonsense and wonder. Unlike Alice I'm not quite as keen to get home! Aside from all the photography, I'm also a full-time mummy and part-time street actor."
Here is a selection of Emma's other photographs, there are 50 plus to browse through in her shops and I thoroughly recommend you take a look - a print can make an excellent gift for a loved one and Emma's strong images can speak a thousand words. Emma has let me know today that she is running a promotion at the moment, until Dec 1st for a free 7x5" or 5x5" of the buyer's choice with EVERY single 10x8" sold - none of the one-per-transaction high street-type nonsense, either, she tells me! So it looks like now is the time to snap one of these prints up. For more about Emma take a look at her blog and her Flickr photos.
HOW TO ENTER THIS MONTHS GIVEAWAY!
You must become a follower to enter this competition (or be one already!).
1. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog, shop or website and let me know your latest news, think of it as a mini advert! (click here for my guide to leaving clickable blog comments)
2.For an extra chance to win please become a fan on facebook then leave a further comment letting me know your FB name/address so I can count your entry. My facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/haptree
Only 2 entries will be counted per person! (one entry per comment, as that way it's easier for me to count them up)
MORE PUBLICITY FOR THE WINNER!
I will publish the winner on the 7th of December 2009 in a feature style blog post like the one above, which will then become the new entry form for December's competition - so you'll have everyone who enters next month seeing your feature too - it's the giveaway that just keeps giving!!!
I will make you an advert if you do not already have one - so don't let that stop you entering!
PS. Emma will be at the We Make Designer art and craft fair in Chelsea, London on Dec 5th!