Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Visual Poetry Photo Contest, sharing their best photos showing us their interpretations of the contest theme. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a paid photo adventure.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Spencer Pablo for his collaboration as a guest judge. Bashful unless stirred by technology and with a penchant to laugh at his jokes before anyone else gets it, Spencer Pablo may be one of the most oddly placed characters among the Sony Artisans of Imagery. Introduced to his colleagues as the “nerd” of the bunch, he has a knack to always be on the lookout for an opportunity to learn– anything from circuit board design to child rearing. Comfortable behind a lens for over 20 years, his images have appeared in newspapers and museums.His work spans from landscapes to travel to family portraiture, and anything from behind the camera to in front of a classroom.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"This is my pick for the grand prize. I love the story that this one tells­­and the more I stare at it, the image makes my imagination come up with more ideas. The fact that I can continue looking at it is exactly what a great image should do. The processing is nice and the composite is clean! Great work!" - Spencer Pablo

Amateur Winner

"This image is great­­funny and curious on so many levels. I’m a big fan of the oddity of the proportions and the sort of “Monty Python­esque” film look. What I would like to see is for a the clouds to tone down a little bit, so that it does not compete for visual interest with what’s going on with the bathtub." - Spencer Pablo

Runner Up

"I dig the magic that comes from this image. The lighting is great and the processing helps the story. It almost got runner up number one­­but the one thing that got me is the large amount of negative space in this image that does not really help the photo. A tighter crop and bringing up the shadows would allow my eyes to study the texture of the fabric. Also­­for a contest submission, I would prefer a better name for the image." - Spencer Pablo

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist