Celebrating ocean arts with ADEX ocean artists on ADEX Pixel Expo! Featuring their passion and creativity for the ocean and beyond…We invite you to join us on this Saturday, May 8, and support your favourite artists by buying their masterpieces and to support their cause!
Join Pascal Lecocq @bluepainter357 at 6.30 pm and discover a whole new world under the tone of blue! Pascal is famously known as the blue painter paintings away surrealist work of arts, with a deep tone of quirks and parody.
Catch up is way overdue – See you online!
1) ADEX Official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AsiaDiveExpo/
2) APE Homepage: https://www.adex.asia/
This is the time of the year Michael Aw puts me under pressure since 2016 as juror for the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Awards to choose between amazing pictures winner and runners up for THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT about CREATIVE VISION, and honors me to join legendery jurors such as the late Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Eric Bettens Composer, Stan Waterman ,Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard and others.. Coming soon… Pic from last year winner Jim Hellemn: “I imagine this amazing picture 20 or 30 feet long where you could immerse yourself in a beautiful universe that transcribes our beloved underwater world, its fragility and how we should stand for to keep it alive. I figure that the composition and the technique behind the picture have been mastered by the landscape painter… I mean the talented photographer here ! Today, I think Big, I think big is worth to praise when it is well composed and lighten, focused, and detailed as if you where on site soaring like the turtle.” Pascal Lecocq 2020
Last year winners: 2020 – http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/creative-vision-winners-2020/
SALON DE LA PLONGEE A PARIS 2021 – EXPOSITION VIRTUELLE
Pour nos collectionneurs, amis et plongeurs qui devaient nous rendre visite au Salon, une vente virtuelle, sans TVA, sans frais de port sur le territoire français leur est offert du 7 au 11 janvier, dans la limite de notre stock disponnible en France.
Commandez sur le site http://www.pascal-lecocq.com/store/ (les frais de port ne seront pas capturés même s’ils s’affichent sur le panier) ou contactez-nous (une facture à regler par carte bancaire vous sera envoyée).
Une dizaine de serviettes de bain Corrida sont disponnibles à 30$, pas de TVA, port gratuit en France (Le prix 34.99$ et les frais de port ne seront pas capturés même s’ils s’affichent sur le panier, vous serez chargés 30$) http://www.pascal-lecocq.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=17_61&product_id=184
Bon Salon Virtuel, Amitiés Bleues.
6th Collector Pascal lecocq Champagne Edmond Bourdelat with bottle caps from Pascal’s paintings.
The 2020 pack is usally a big hit at the Paris Dive Show, This year you can purchase it online to complete your collection and drink the finest French Champagne ever.
De nouveau cette année, Les Champagne Edmond Bordelat et Pascal ont collaboré pour vous offrir un coffret de six bouteilles aux capsules représentant des tableaux du peintre (Coffret collector #6)
Watch the rerun here: https://www.facebook.com/AsiaDiveExpo/videos/2470145239945146
See the presentation here: https://www.facebook.com/1284303710/videos/pcb.10222940060871721/10222939996710117/
I’ve been honored for the second year to have the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the year naming one of the categorie THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, along side the legendaries Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard, Michael Aw and others.
The Creative Vision – the Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement – looked for unique, surprising, artistic interpretations of the ocean (intertidal or from the surface, abstract or ambiguous, but has to be executed to exacting photographic techniques). We looked for a distinct, well thought out process, originality and an attempt to convey a greater understanding of our watery planet.
The competition is host by the Australian magazine Ocean Geographic .
Thanks Michael Aw, Wildlife photographer, Author, Founder Ocean Geographic, Senior Fellow International League of Conservation Photographers, Fellow – Explorers Club, www.michaelaw.com. Ocean Geographic magazine (Australia) encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea.
I imagine this amazing picture 20 or 30 feet long where you could immerse yourself in a beautiful universe that transcribes our beloved underwater world, its fragility and how we should stand for to keep it alive. I figure that the composition and the technique behind the picture have been mastered by the landscape painter… I mean the talented photographer here ! Today, I think Big, I think big is worth to praise when it is well composed and lighten, focused, and detailed as if you where on site soaring like the turtle.
Suggestion. Composition is my obsession and I would have moved the central coral from the axis (to the golden section location on the right), even I’m sure the intention was to focus the viewer on the middle, lightly compensated by the dynamic position of the turtle.
Runner up CV 184
Going thru the mirror, from Lewis Carroll to the French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, is always a great metaphor of the creativity, to escape the real, even underwater world is real. Staging and creating scenes underwater are still a powerful challenge for the imagination and the realization, particularly when you go through the frame…
Suggestion. Talking about frame, I would have rotated a bit the horizon (vertical!) line to a straighter direction.
Special honourable mention CV158
I’m just in awe about the skill used to create such a piece of art and
I can’t get how this artwork was done (filters? lens effects?). That is the kind of mystery that makes the difference between a snapshot with your disposable cam and a fine art photography.
Honourable mention CV202
Humoristic shot got by the photographer, how the cam captures the subject !!!
Suggestion: would have need a better framing of top of the picture.
Honourable mention CV197
This one is the best of two submissions by the same photographer, I figure, because it’s more than a double exposure without much meaning. Here the model almost holds the reef in “her right hand” bringing herself- her mind- underwater…
Suggestion: I remember my first drawing lesson… “leave borders around the subject” so I would have found this poetic picture perfect with the top of her head and the end of the bang inside the framing.