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5 May 2014

sony world photography awards | somerset house

"the sony world photography awards is the largest international photography competition in the world, and prides itself in recognising and celebrating outstanding talent. the world photography organisation programmes offer year-round, unprecedented, international exposure for all of its photographers. the competition is free to enter and welcomes submissions from international photographers of all levels and areas of expertise."

on saturday, despite my throbbing headache and epic lack of sleep, i was peer pressured into leaving the comfort of my bed for the brilliant blue skies of my bad-ass babe of a city, mostly because the girls promised me gifts. i love gifts! especially gifts that included new york souveniers and home made banana loaf. so yes, i made my way (slowly) into town, lazily walking along the embankment toward somerset house, for an afternoon of being a cultured individual. look at me! i am one classy bird. (i did bail on brunch first in favour of being sick though, so.. you win some, etc) i met up with three of new zealand's finest after they'd finished brunch at tom's kitchen inside the terrace, and we hit the exhibition. 

some of the works were really awesome. some of them were... instagram worthy. these are a few of my favourites. the first few are from a piece creatively titled 'wet dog', and each of the pictures were taken in the split second before these freshly-washed dogs shook themselves dry. some of the facials on the dogs were epiiiic. we were in fits of laughter over them. another of my favourites was a instalment of pictures taken randomly around the streets of brooklyn and new york city. you know that old saying "a picture's worth a thousand words"; never more appropriate than with this instalment. each of these pictures tells a story, and it was kind of awesome to stand there and hear someone's words, without ever actually hearing a thing. (deep, i know.) the last one, i just think is really sweet. from afar, it just looks like a strawberry milkshake has been spilled. up close, there's a tiny boat with a cute fifties couple in it sitting amongst the spilled milk. it's so totally random, and so incredibly captivating.

i suppose there are worse ways to spend your hangover, right? the city was so pretty and the girls give the best company (and gifts!), so i'm glad i hauled myself out of bed to make the exhibition. if you're around london and have a couple of hours to kill, you should definitely go; the exhibition runs until may 18th at somerset house, and a ticket will cost you about seven quid. oh, and the competition for 2015 opens on the 1st of june, so... get your pictures ready guys!

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  1. This looks like a great day out, I love the photos and the water coming up from the ground in one of those fountains, have always wanted to see one of those, haha. And run through it and get soaked!! Am happy you enjoyed yourself doll xx

  2. Looks like a great exhibition. I might shimmy on down next weekend for a wander round. Sounds like you had a great day! (despite the hangover. fair play to you!) x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  3. I love your pick of the artworks! The 'strawberry milkshake' one is wonderful - I love art that forces you to go up close to it and really engage with it and pick out the details :) glad you enjoyed the exhibition!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  4. Maisie Gibbons5 May 2014 at 20:43

    Looks like you had a great time! I really love the dog photos haha :p x


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