The Colourful Side of the Opera

PhotographerEdwin Villeroz Mangabat
PrizeSilver in Architecture / Buildings
Entry Description

A series of shots taken during the 2017 Vivid Festival of Lights in Sydney Australia. Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney. Part of the lighting festival also includes performances from local and international musicians and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates from leading creative thinkers.

About Photographer

A CPA by profession, Edwin is currently working in one large mutual bank in Australia as Internal Auditor. He is a self-taught photographer based in Queensland, Australia and only discovered his interest in photography in 2015 (two years ago) when he bought his first DLSR (Nikon D750). Everything started as a simple hobby, taking snapshots of the streets in Singapore using his mobile phone and then posting it in social media. It eventually turned into passion and obsession, to capture and create amazing images. To him, photography is a form of meditation and anti-stress reliever, where he tends to forget the life's toughest challenges and problems while shooting. ​ His passion is on landscapes/ seascapes, nature, cityscapes and astrophotography. When not taking photographs, he is busy watching DOTA 2 online games, studying for his CA exams, and/or watching NBA games. ​ List of awards since joining competition in 2016 1. (2017) Silver Award, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Sub-category: Nature-Sunset (Non-Pro) 2. (2017) Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Sub-category: Nature-Sunset (Non-Pro) 3. (2017) Highly Commended (Scapes), 9th Australian Digital Photography Awards (ADPA 2017) 4. (2017) Merit (Scapes), 9th Australian Digital Photography Awards (ADPA 2017) 5. (2017) Merit Ribbon, Sydney Harbour International 2017, 6. (2016) Runner-up, Theme Category - Heritage Bank Photographic Awards 2016 7 (2016) Alwyn Kucks Memorial Award -Heritage Bank Photographic Awards 2016 8. (2016) Peoples Choice Award - Melbourne ILoveDocklands Photo Competition