"The Little Slugger" Winner of 2009 Fresh M.I.L.K. Int'l. Photo competition
Ten years after the original M.I.L.K. Competition a brand new competition was launched in August 2008. Fresh 'M.I.L.K.' was a US$125,000 online competition that challenged photographers to capture spontaneous and emotive moments shared between friends, families and lovers around the world. After receiving nearly 35,000 entries from photographers in 112 countries, 150 extraordinary images from around the world, again chosen by Elliott Erwitt, continue to celebrate our moments of intimacy, laughter and kinship.
Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter was published in November 2009. The book includes the 150 winning images from the Fresh M.I.L.K. competition selected by Elliott Erwitt, and an introduction by M.I.L.K. creator Geoff Blackwell and retails for US $50.00 (or local currency equivalent).
M.I.L.K. is an epic photographic celebration of what it is to be part of a family, share the gift of friendship and more than anything else, to be loved. Inspired by the 1950s landmark photographic exhibition "The Family of Man", M.I.L.K. began as a worldwide search to develop a collection of extraordinary and geographically diverse images portraying humanity’s "Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship" (M.I.L.K.). This search took the form of a global photographic competition in 1999. It was not only the richest in photographic history, but also one of the most significant, drawing participation from 17,000 professional and amateur photographers in 164 countries. In total, over 40,000 images were received by M.I.L.K., including entries from at least four Pulitzer Prize winners.
"1:01 " York Station, Yorkshire 1980
Here is a quote from my mentor and friend - Phil Douglis, owner of The Douglis Visual Workshops. www.pbase.com/pnd1
It was a great honor that Phil used this image in his workshops over the years.
Here is his comment on this photo, taken at York Station, in North Yorkshire, UK in June 1980.
"This is my favorite Clendaniel image. The composition, based on rhythmic repetition, is superb.
The position of the people echos the position of the hands on the incongruously large clock, while the curving support for that clock offers a perfect counterpoint to the rhythms of the beams supporting the roof. Even the railing at right echos the flow of the beams into infinity. It as if the child is looking the life that is to come. Magnificent."
"Boy with Box" Salers, France 2005
A quote from my mentor and friend, Phil Douglis (Douglis Visual Workshops):
"The shadows embrace the boy with the box, while the mystical figure behind him teases our imagination just as the box teases his!"
"Bench Shadows" Essex 1985
"Rainy Train Window" Yorkshire 1981
Filmmaker Bryson Michael was taken with this photograph and described it as somehow akin to a "teary eyed traveler leaving the station." This was taken in North Yorkshire in May 1981, departing Knaresborough Station.
"Old Oaks" Pasadena, CA 1983
"Serpentine Suspense" London 1981
"The Dance Class" Seattle 1991
"After the Bath" Essex 1991
"Lovers in a Frame" Huntington Hartford Museum, Pasadena, CA 1983
Quote from my mentor & friend Phil Douglis (Douglis Visual Workshops):
"The arm and frame fit together perfectly, linking the couple and their interest to the realm of art. Meanwhile, the presence of the guard, whose head fits neatly within the negative space between the frame and the shift of light intensity on the wall, reminds us that no matter how engaged the couple may find themselves, the art itself will always belong to others."
"The Decision" London 1981