Silver 2021 / Fine Art / Nudes (Non-Pro)

Black Crane

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Malcolm Lobban

Black crane : Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise) and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. Definition: to stretch toward an object of attention craning her neck to get a better view

Born in 1959, Malcolm is an architect with a passion for photography. As a student studying architecture he was drawn to the black and white street photography in Paris and New York City from the 30’s-60’s in particular the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, and Robert Doiseau. While studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ryerson School of Image Arts, he became interested in the black and white fashion/portraits/fine art photographs of Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Peter Lindbergh, Irvin Penn, & Deborah Turbeville.