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DAHLIA DREAM Chosen As One Of 20 Macro Finalists In Michael Mavens Photo Contest

January 23rd, 2013

DAHLIA DREAM Chosen As One Of 20 Macro Finalists In Michael Mavens Photo Contest

My DAHLIA DREAM photo has been chosen as one of 20 Finalists in the Macro category of Michael Maven's 2012 Photography Contest!!!

Here is the link (below) to it in the slide show on Michael Maven's site. It's the third entry in the slideshow!!! I am on cloud 9 again!!!!

YOUR PARTICIPATION KINDLY REQUESTED - YOUR VOTE COUNTS AS ONE JUDGE'S VOTE! YOU CAN VOTE ONCE DAILY FOR ONE WEEK.

http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=2629¯o-finalists

If you are willing, please take a minute, go to the website, scroll down under the MACRO Finalists video to the voting list, mark the THIRD entry down ie "Purple Flower" and then click on the VOTE button.

Thank you so much for your support!!!

VISITORS By Rory Sagner Appears On YelmCommunity.org

January 20th, 2013

VISITORS By Rory Sagner Appears On YelmCommunity.org

Yelm photographer Rory Sagner achieved national acclaim in the last quarter of 2012 with her photo selected out of many thousands in the Canon U.S.A.’s Project Imaginat10n photo contest.

Sagner told the Yelm Community Blog of the unique photo above:

"There's a great quote by Ansel Adams, noted American photographer and environmentalist:
'Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.'"

http://rory-sagner.artistwebsites.com

or Rory Sagner Photography & Fine Art:

https://www.facebook.com/RorySagnerPhotography

http://yelmcommunity.org/2013/01/120-visitors.html

Read more from Yelm-based Rory Sagner Photography & Fine Art.
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Follow Up Article In The Nisqually Valley News

January 10th, 2013

Follow Up Article In The Nisqually Valley News

Yelm Woman May See Photo Become A Movie!



Rory Sagner's photo "The Way Home" was a winner in Project Imaginat10n

By Steven Wyble
news3@yelmonline.com
Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:52 AM PST

When Yelm resident Rory Sagner’s photograph “The Way Home” was selected as a winner in the “setting” category of Canon U.S.A.’s 2012 “Project Imaginat10n” photo contest, she was elated.

But that didn’t guarantee Sagner’s photo would be selected by one of the project’s celebrity filmmakers to be incorporated into a short film … until recently.

James Murphy, the former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, chose “The Way Home” as one of 10 photographs to inspire a short film he will direct.

Murphy is one of five celebrity directors. The others are Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone and Georgina Chapman.

Murphy’s film goes into production in 2013. Sagner has an invite to the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film...

James Murphy Chooses THE WAY HOME For His Short Film

December 20th, 2012

James Murphy Chooses THE WAY HOME For His Short Film

More amazing news!!!

After coming this far in the Project Imagination contest, all the way from being a semi-finalist to a winner, I so wanted my photo "The Way Home" to be picked by one or more of the Celebrity Directors to be used in their films. I got the email below this morning!!!

Here is the email notification:

"Congratulations!

We are thrilled to inform you that James Murphy has selected your winning photograph to inspire his short film for Canon's "Project Imaginat10n."

Here is James Murphy's video explaining his choice of photos to base his short film on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_29tbuvvX4



In fact, your photo was featured this morning on The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/james-murphy-project-imaginat10n-djing-lcd-soundsystem_n_2240757.html.

We...

Newspaper Interviews Rory Sagner

October 27th, 2012

Newspaper Interviews Rory Sagner

It's just my local newspaper, but it was fun! They surprised me by putting it on the front page (and taking up nearly all of it plus more on another page), of the "Life" section in the actual physical newspaper. I think the reporter did a great job although he did omit the info on the panel of judges. Over all I think he expressed my feelings pretty well...and it's really fun to have friends and acquaintances in my area asking about the contest and sharing in the excitement!

The next announcement from Project Imagination is supposed to be November 5th, as to which photos will be used in the Director's films. There will be 5 more Directors announced at some point, so a total of 10 films will be made with a Film Festival Premiere next summer!

Here is the link to the article (online version):

http://yelmonline.com/articles/2012/10/26/business/doc508b17e91efcf053006136.txt

I did warn the reporter that it was better to keep me on my usual side of a...

My Good News - Project Imagination Update

October 20th, 2012

My Good News - Project Imagination Update

I am thrilled and honored to share with my Facebook friends and fellow artists some wonderful news! My photo "The Way Home" made it from being one of the judge's selected finalists to being one of the 10 winning images in the Setting Theme category. There were nearly 9000 entries in the Setting category alone...so I am pretty well overjoyed! It will now be one of the 10 in my theme considered for the Directors to make their films from....pretty exciting! There will be a Film Festival next summer to showcase the films inspired by our winning photos.

The winners were announced this morning in a Press Release on the Canon website here:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024806c2ffc

The winning images can all be seen here: https://www.longliveimagination.com/gallery

I want to thank ALL of you for your loving interest and support! And special thanks to Jolanta Anna Karolska who bent over backwards to help...

Rory Sagner Is A Project Imagination Photo Contest Winner

October 20th, 2012

Rory Sagner Is A Project Imagination Photo Contest Winner


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CANON U.S.A., RON HOWARD AND THE PUBLIC SELECT 91 WINNING PHOTOS FOR “PROJECT IMAGINAT10N” WHICH WILL INSPIRE SHORT FILMS DIRECTED BY EVA LONGORIA, JAMIE FOXX, BIZ STONE, GEORGINA CHAPMAN AND JAMES MURPHY

Ron Howard Chooses One Winning Photograph, “Unparalleled” by Jennifer Harris from New Orleans, LA for the “Discovery” Theme to be Represented in All Celebrity Director Films

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 15, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, Ron Howard and the public, have selected 91 winning photographs from the “Project Imaginat10n,” contest where five innovative celebrities – Eva Longoria (film...