News: Sony World Photography Awards

BlackPlastic is a obviously a big music fan but when not rocking out to some heavily distorted electro you just might find a camera in our hands and a finger on the shutter release because photography is one of our favourite things.

Why this divergence from our usual coverage? Just to tell you that Sony have launched their second annual World Photography Awards and where is gets interesting is the face that there is a music category so any of you that are fans of capturing music visually might want to consider entering. The competition culminates in a week long exhibition event in Cannes between 14-19 April - the Festival @ The Sony World Photography Awards.

There is both a professional and amateur category and you can enter here. One rule to be aware of - the photo must have been taken in 2008.

To give you some inspiration this is the photo BlackPlastic is considering submitting, taken at Simian Mobile Disco's live set at Field Day it encapsulates the volume / pleasure ratio that the duo managed to establish in their fairly ruthless set over the summer:

For further inspiration, last year's winners in the music category (Professional first, then Amateur):

© Eduard Meltzer, courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2008


© Kerry Grainger, courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2008


The closing date is 31 December 2008 so get uploading if you fancy a shot at winning!

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