The 25 Best Galleries In America annually vote on online art submitted from artists around the world.
This year, 2016, the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com) had winners from 40 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, and Wales.
In CATEGORY 43, NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY - LANDSCAPE: Shanti Balsé was awarded 1st Place, and also 6th Place. Linda Arnn Arteno scored high to receive 2nd Place. Robert Meyters-Lussier, who had the most wins in the overall competition, scored five in this category.
I started taking photographs on the set of my brothers' film, "Monsoon". He handed me his camera and said, "Start shooting," so I did.
I had no idea that it would become something I would love so much. Once I started clicking away, I couldn't stop. We shot in India around my father's house in Mumbai. India is so colorful and mysterious, it is easy to get caught up in it while taking photos. Everything is art once you start seeing thru the lens of the camera.
I've been back to India several times since and traveled to many more places. I also shoot photos here in and around Mendocino.
We are privileged to live on such a beautiful Planet that gives to us endlessly and consistently. I just shoot what inspires me...people and places.
I hope you enjoy.
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