WOW, an iconic art event in Wellington announced its 2009 winners last week.
What is this WOW?
WOW stands for World Of Wearableart, it is a show like no others; it's official web site described the show as, and I quote:
"Step into a world where art and the human form combine, where dance, music an lighting tell a story of the body as a canvas, where the lines of fashion and art blur and merge as one."
I never attended a WOW show, not that I cannot afford the $150 ticket; I did not go because I am NOT allowed to take pictures during the show. So I don't see the point of going. ;)
We were at the FREE Air New Zealand sneak preview at Frank Kitts Park last Saturday, sadly; the 30 minutes show was lack lustre and the FIVE MINUTES sneak preview costumes were a far cry from what to be expected of the real show!
If not for the 10 double WOW lucky draw tickets, I wonder how many will bother; I noticed three was but ONE media photographer there!
Here are the best five shots from my D300/85/f2 and G9. getting a good shot is very difficult when you are stuck to a ring side seat :)
Fast rewind to the first "sneak preview" parade in 2005 which I took time off to shoot. There were some really creative creations! More WOW factor and more fun!
Famous Last Words:
If you haven't notice, this year's Grand Award is won by a David Walker from Alaska! His creation Lady Of The Wood was wearing a stunning gown made of WOOD! It was a real WOW indeed!!
Take a look at the 2008 show!