Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photo showing flowers and people in the Flowers and People Photo Contest with chances to win a Mobile Lens Solution and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Paul Roustan for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. A born native of Chicago, Paul Roustan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. After moving to Rhode Island, he completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Roustan's body paints have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Providence Journal, Spike TV, Univision, Playboy, Airbrush Action Magazine and more. His imagery has also been displayed in numerous galleries internationally.
Roustan's airbrushed body paintings are regularly used for corporate, private, television, and nightclub events worldwide, including clients Playboy, Bacardi, Tupperware, Absolut, and featured in fashion shows, parades, photographic workshops, and magazines.

People's Choice

"I love how this image feels so real and candid, like she is looking at me. The lighting and bokeh are just perfect putting me in that spot. The aesthetic of complimentary blues and oranges are simply pleasing to the eye. Balancing those things with the beauty of the model just makes for an overall pleasant image. But her look, loving yet worried, like it's the last time she and the viewer will see each other for quite some time. There is a subtle drama and sadness in her expression that contrasts the overall beauty. It's a wonderful memory tainted by the worry of the future, striving to just live in the moment. As if she saying, "Don't go." " - Paul Roustan

Grand Jury Winner

"The lighting and expression create such an expressive mood. The image feels like a traditional old master painting. The girl emotes such soul and maturity, and it was beautifully captured. Just breathtaking." - Paul Roustan

Runner Up

"As soon as I saw this image, it stopped me in my tracks. I love the mystery and direction of the composition. The boats all coming to a focal point draw my eye where the 3 men under their straw hats gather in private conversation. The viewer has to take a moment to appreciate the narrative. What are they talking about? The Lotus Flowers? Working out a plan? Gossiping about something? It's a private men's club, and they don't know we're watching. This curiosity, and composition, combined with the genuine candid nature of the image itself create a very strong image." - Paul Roustan

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