“The world is so full of stress and hardship that it seems difficult to retain a sense of balance. Often, as a photographer, one seeks out projects that are politically based, be it the environment or a statement to raise public awareness. For our collective consciousness, it seems critical that we stop and ‘smell the roses’.
Based on this sentiment, the orientation of this theme is to seek out some visual levity. Everyone’s perspective is unique as is their sense of humor. These images can be choreographed or spontaneous but should convey a sense of humor. I am looking forward to sharing a good laugh (or chuckle) with everyone.” – Mara Zaslove
Mara Zaslove is a fine art photographer based in California with a rather spontaneous process. She is also the curator of an interesting photo competition this month that hopes to create exposure opportunities and PR for talented up and coming photographers.
We all know street photography can be quite humorous at times. Take the following image taken by Ant Tran in the UK for example, found in the special MSPF winners issue of SPM (It’s free, by the way – you can download it here if you haven’t already).
Go ahead and dig out those humorous street shots you’ve got stored away, this an ideal opportunity if you are looking to enter a few competitions this year. The deadline is May 26, 2016 so get your funny shots together and head over to the L.A. Photo Curator website to enter.