Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best portraits where the subject is looking directly at the camera in the Eye To Eye Portraits Photo Contest with chances to win a Nikon D7100 SLR Camera (body only) and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Matthew Jordan Smith for his collaboration as a guest judge. Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer and Nikon Ambassador based in Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the most famous people in the world – including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models. His client list include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. His celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and many more. Matthew has received numerous awards and honors throughout his photographic career.

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Grand Jury Winner

"There is something special about this image that touches your soul. It has energy and stays with you long after you've viewed the image, which is what every powerful photograph does. I love the innocence of this image and seeing only one eye just pulls you into the image even more." - Matthew Jordan Smith

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"I'm not a fan of the title but I love this image. It is hauntingly beautiful. I love everything about this image from the makeup and hair to the framing of the image. Again, another powerful image." - Matthew Jordan Smith

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"This image is striking for other reasons that are not so apparent at first. The use of light to draw people into the shot is magical and the shallow depth of field only enhances this to create an amazing image." - Matthew Jordan Smith

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"Simply a beautiful image! This image has a mystical feel to it that is both alluring and sensual. The use of the reflection only helps to give more to this image. Wonderful." - Matthew Jordan Smith

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"Image of children always grab us, but this one make me want to know more about this little boy. There is something in his eyes that makes me want to know more." - Matthew Jordan Smith

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"Preckled" by twonefernandez

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