It’s the best time of the year for people that are fans of Sony, photography or awards. You might have guessed it by my inconspicuous headline, but the Sony World Photography Award shortlist has been released and it has some amazing pictures on it. Don’t worry, there’s some borderline weird and creepy shit too. It’s got something for everyone.
This contest is apparently the best thing since sliced bread for photographers. It’s attracted over 227,000 entries from 183 countries, and the winners will be chosen on April 20th. Let’s take a look at some amazing pictures from the shortlist, but be aware that this list is far from exhaustive.
This one is called “Diamond-dust”, for fairly obvious reasons. It was taken by Japanese photographer Masayasu Sakuma. The picture was taken in Nagano-ken at an altitude of 1700 meters.
This work from Swedish photographer Lars Sivars is called “NYCLightII”. It’s the second part of his “NYC Light” trilogy. Why the trilogy gets spaces but the individual works don’t, I honestly couldn’t tell you. But enjoy this picture of a Manhattan sunset nonetheless.
This enchanting picture was taken in Italy by Francesco Russo. It’s called “Beyond Dreams” and perfectly captures the beauty of the Sibillini Mountains National Park when it’s in full bloom with flowers.