press release; pixielated pixels receives 2015 best of manhattan award
Pixielated Pixels Receives 2015 Best of Manhattan Award
Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement
MANHATTAN July 2, 2015 -- Pixielated Pixels has been selected for the 2015 Best of Manhattan Award in the Artist category by the Manhattan Award Program. Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Manhattan Award Program
The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
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reviewed in shutterbug magazine july 2014
"If I'm sounding a bit rhapsodic it's because Chris Lord's photographs filled me with a sense that the images are spectacular in execution with a real feeling that the photographer is having lots of fun creating them." - Joe Farace
Shutterbug Review. Shutterbug Magazine July 2014
Shutterbug's Shutterbugs, Exploring Reader's Websites by Joe Farace
Shutterbug reader Chris Lord is another transplant, this time from the UK, and calls the Big Apple his home. In this site Lord has created a fairy-tale land of HDR photography and collected arresting images in six galleries. Heck, even his portrait in “Meet the Artist” is HDR, and one of the best portraits of a photographer I've seen in a long, long while. (we make terrible subjects for other shooters.) The first two galleries include images from both his original and adopted home, but I started with the United Kingdom, which has three subcollections, including The Brighton Experience. Lord's approach to HDR mixes well with his nostalgic approach to image making and the subject matter at hand. His lush and whimsical image of the Brighton Royal Pavilion summons up impressions of Douglas Fairbanks in 1924's The Thief of Bagdad. While his precisely composed image of people on the beach with a pier in the background recalls postcards of the 1940s but is still very much of today. The same time-travel whimsey is on hand with Exploring Manhattan, part of the six collection Glimpses Of Gotham. His beautifully crafted “Vintage Flatiron” recalls both Edward Steichen's “The Flatiron” and Spider-Man, no mean accomplishment for a single photograph. If I'm sounding a bit rhapsodic it's because Chris Lord's images are spectacular in execution with a real feeling that the photographer is having lots of fun creating them. Be sure to explore the other galleries, too, because if you think that HDR is passė, think again.
artist feature – chris lord’s vibrant view of the world
The Untapped Source Blog - "Meanwhile.... In Art"
July 19, 2013 by Drew Grundfor
This week, we spotlight Chris Lord, self proclaimed “Head Pixie and Pixel Pusher at Pixielated Pixels”. Chris is a favorite of the Art Animals at The Untapped Source and this week, in our inaugural featured artist segment, we’re spotlighting his unique eye for the breathtaking architectural muscle of New York City and his deft ability to illuminate a still image bringing it to life! To say there are layers to Chris’ artwork, photography and all around unique creative catalog of work would be an understatement to say the least. Now get to our staff picks below from his Untapped Collection and see what his incredible eye for photography and post production embellishment are all about! Enjoy the art and commentary…
“eastern bank, canal and center streets”
Deep, dark, vibrant, busy…there are often times when artwork becomes too busy, but this astonishing capture of a moment does the city life true justice.
“forty second street”
I have seen very few examples in the world of art with so much color and vibrancy. A true representation of the energy and life of the New York City lights.
“Concrete, Steal, Glass and Fog”
Dark and foreboding, this gritty New York architectural piece just screams “Gotham City” at you.
“autumn falls, central park”
This one is easy for me to explain. A genuinely simple yet captivating example of Chris’ ability to set the mood perfectly without changing it. Autumn personified…or maybe that’s not the right word because it’s natural…whatever, you get the point.“new york city waterfall!”. That’s right folks, a majestic waterfall in a major metropolitan area of the United States. Been a lot of places, seen a lot of things, but never a waterfall this lovely in a bustling American city.
“the gatehouse at dover castle”
Here’s the thing…kinda wanna visit, kinda wanna run for my life…all I can say for sure about this moody gem, is I’m intrigued!
I really hope everyone, at some point in their life, has the beauty and timing of this wonder-shot (without the slight masterful tweaking of Chris Lord’s creative mind of course). Just surreal perfect timing here.
If you’d like to be the next featured artist on The Meanwhile…In Art blog, take The Untapped Source Tour, sign up for your free account, and upload those great mental jaunts you’ve squiggled down on paper, eye catching moments of beauty through a lens and Photoshop feathered 21st Century tech spells we know you’ve got! We’re waiting. Thanks for reading.
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