A glance is a first look, a moment when you look over, not sure if you should keep looking. How would you capture a glance in a photo?

TQU’s photo competition: Every month a different topic, chosen by a different judge. A Glance is the topic of January’s photo competition, chosen by Adrien Leavitt.

January 2018 ◼︎◼︎◼︎ A Glance ◼︎◼︎◼︎ Adrien Leavitt

Adrien Leavitt is a photographer, among other things. With #1 must have a photo zine for queers, he started introducing us to members of the queer community in Seattle already in 2011. This self-published zine that he put out with co-promoter, co-owner and fellow DJ at Seattle’s LICK! parties, Slaven, was a first step towards celebrating diverse queer people and documenting our existence at a certain time and place. With his newest project Queer Feelings he explores queerness and our intimate, complex relationship with our bodies, both physically and emotionally. Adrien Leavitt is the judge for TQU’s photo competition in January 2018.

Read full interview with Adrien Leavitt.

The Winners:
#1 Jury Prize

Adrien Leavitt:
For me, this photo perfectly captures the the feeling of youth and summer. With so little, it leaves me wondering about the subject’s surrounds, mood, and feelings as she glances down and right into the lens. The light behind her hair adds the perfect tones of summer.For me, this photo perfectly captures the the feeling of youth and summer. With so little, it leaves me wondering about the subject’s surrounds, mood, and feelings as she glances down and right into the lens. The light behind her hair adds the perfect tones of summer.

Matilda Vidal: A Glance
#2 Jury Prize

Adrien Leavitt:
This photo evokes Nan Goldin and leaves me with more questions than answers. I love how still the subject’s face is but the movement in their hand.

Melanie Menard: A Glance
#3 Jury Prize

Adrien Leavitt:
A portrait of a glance without even seeing the subjects eyes! The composition is surprising, both as its shot below and with the wind in the subject’s hair. I love it!

JLC & ROM: A Glance
Honorable Mentions

Adrien Leavitt:
David Abramov: I love how this photo captures the person just at the edge of the frame, but looking right into the lens. It draws into question what the subject of the photo is – the person at the edge or the synagogue behind. It makes me want to join this day’s adventure!

Paul Boyle: The composition of this photo is stunning, from its symmetry to the subject’s incredibly strong gaze right back at her self. It is perfect in black and white.

David Abramov: A GlancePaul Boyle: A Glance
Audience Prize

For all the lovely comments – click on the image below!

Oscoro Oro: A Glance

Congratulations to all the winners

And a very big thank you to everyone who participated! All submissions were really amazing!

all submissions:

Click on images to see comments!

Thank you ALL SO MUCH for showing us your photo of a glance!

Jury Prize – The JUDGE Will select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. on top of a physical prize The first winner will also receive a personal message from the judge.
Audience Prize – The audience will get to vote for all submitted pictures and decide who is going to win the audience prize.

ALL winners will receive a gift package from the TQU shop. To find out more about TQU’s photo competitions click here.

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