Two months ago I received an email from Communication Arts magazine to let me know that one of my images was selected to be included in their Photo Annual issue. It became real again this week when the issue landed in my mailbox. The photo included is a portrait of The Cactus Blossoms that was shot for their album art, and was awarded in the Advertising category of the contest.
This year the panel of jurors selected only 137 winning projects from 4,024 entries. Having this photo printed alongside many other strong images from this year's competition is an honor, especially when the issue includes work from many other photographers I greatly respect.
You can find the photo on page 103 of the July/August 2016 issue of Communication Arts, or at CommArts.com.
Nate Ryan, photographer
Red House Records, client
Portrait of the Cactus Blossoms — a classic country duo of brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey — was shot in Minneapolis and used for album packaging and promotional posters surrounding the release of their record, "You’re Dreaming.”