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2007 WPPI Grand Award Winning Print

 

Named best portrait and best child image in the world at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas to take the 2007 Grand Award.

 

Taken at the Queenscliff Steam Train Station about 30 minutes from Geelong. 


198 Comments

Cathy Crawley says:

September 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Deservedly so! I really really love this shot and think you should make it into posters 🙂

Chris Fawkes says:

October 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Thank s Cathy. I have decided on releasing a limited edition of it after our conversation earlier in the year.

Mick Nero says:

October 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Hi Chris, this is a great photo.

jennifer bunce says:

October 20, 2011 at 4:06 am

i love the pout on her lips and the determination in her face. i just heard the song “run the world (girls)” by beyonce for the first time last night, and i think that song could be in her head (minus the profanity of course). 🙂

Meredith Melody says:

October 20, 2011 at 5:55 am

Love the depth of this photo. Beautiful!

Meredith Lord says:

October 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

Amazing shot! Such determination on such a young face! Well done!

Raven says:

October 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

Incredible!

Erin says:

October 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

Wow, this is a great photo! I love the way this looks like it is from another time. Adorable!

Alexis says:

October 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

I adore this image. It’s such a beautiful photo that it looks like it could have been a painting. Your work is humbling Chris!

Daniel Cruz says:

October 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Your work is like nothing I’ve seen. Love the different tones, definitely memorable work.

midzing says:

October 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

congrats on the awards, and I can see why,,, beautiful image,,, love the mist,,, love everything about this, well done

Olga says:

October 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Very expressive! Excellent photo. Congrats on the awards – well deserved!

Kathy Gonzales says:

October 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Beautiful black and white photos! Very impressive!

Vanessa Bowen says:

October 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Absolutely adorable!!

Melinda Gaal says:

October 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

So wonderful! I love this.

Lois Bryan says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:28 am

Absolutely, totally priceless!!!!!! Oh heavens … soooo much emotion … and your title is soooooo perfect!!!!!!

Angela Warder says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:30 am

too cute!!! love this!

Diane Swarts says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am

This is fabulous!!

Heather Waller says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:32 am

i can see why outstanding work

Barbara Manis says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:34 am

Excellent work! Congratulations on the well deserved awards!

sonjas says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:36 am

Excellent. Love it.

Trish Woodford says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:38 am

Wow, what a wonderful image, I love it. No wonder it took out the award, outstanding 🙂

Cathy Walker says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:40 am

wonderful image, brilliant

Deb Gibbons says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:41 am

Thats a fabulous pic…love it!!

Angie Muccillo says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:43 am

OMG outstanding image!! Truely wonderful capture 🙂

micklyn says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:44 am

Amazing image! congrats!!

Paul Vanzella says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:45 am

this is beyond spectacular, the depth, the mood, the story telling… incredible!

Dyle Warren says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:47 am

What an incredible image, dramatic background, wonderful expression on this young childs face and your title is perfect!

Laurie says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

Ohhh, this is soooo wonderful!!

Gogo Korogiannou says:

October 25, 2011 at 1:50 am

Congrats, well deserved!! It is perfect..

Sara Bliss says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

Love it, Chris! So many things I love about it I don’t even know where to begin. No wonder it was named the best. 🙂

Ingrid Sonja says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

An absolutely stunning shot!

jacqleen says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

lolol….way too CREATIVE…a PERFECT POSTCARD 🙂

Tania Losada says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

ABSOLUTELLY LOVE IT!!!!!! brilliant!

Rene Hales says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Fabulous, works on so many levels.—Rene

Anastasiia Kucherenko says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

wow! this is stunning!

tereza delpilar says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

lol this is fabulous!!

Sandra Ros says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm

FANTASTIC, extremely sweet and beautifully done !!

Marie Barcia says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Very cute!

Trish Meyer says:

October 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Brilliant !!!

KEITH R. WILLIAMS says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm

amazing

Lisa Kenny says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm

just brilliant Chris….. and i love the title ;0)

juha says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm

vraiment excellent ,j adore le fantastique

dorina costras says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Charming!!! ohhh my God!

Deborah Parkin says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm

such a great expression on her face – a great portrait – full of atmosphere.

Clare Colins says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

cute…great expression

Cordelia says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Just wonderful!

Carlie Hensley says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Brilliant capture!

Mark Elshout says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Fantastic shot! Beautiful work

nishagandhi says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

wow first congrats on ur awards and the image is very nice!!

Raven says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Well Deserved!! priceless doesnt begin to say it!

jillij says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm

the look on her face just says it all lol …. MEN PFFT …. lol stunning pic.. congrats on the awards 🙂

Anthony Mancuso says:

October 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

fantastic work

emily says:

October 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

wow wow wow!

kappisan says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm

LOVE IT! 🙂
And totally agree with all compliments above,and yet to come! 🙂

Lauren says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:40 pm

amazing!

mimi yoon says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm

men… for sure~
so so cute… : )

Michiel de Lange says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Rightfully so! This is an amazing photo, with all the right ingredients to become “iconic”. Well done!

Rose says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm

magical!!!
(perfect title 🙂

Ana says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Excellent image…so cute…love it

Donna Ingham says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Now here’s a woman who knows what she wants!!Fantastic Image!!!

Nicole Orlowski says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm

beautiful image! it really deserves everything you have got from it…and i love the title…says it in one word! well done

Svetlana Sewell says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm

WOW – great job Chris – excellent!

Maxx says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm

This is delightful.. :)))

drjones says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Fabtastic! love it

Charuhas says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Brilliant work Chris. Congratulations. Very well deserved.

Mon says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm

oh my. this is amazing

Karen K Smith says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

the brilliance of excellence! COngrats too!

Rose says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Yes! This one I had seen before ! Congratulations on this fantastic image!

Lorena Lo says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

hahahahha so precious…. lov her expresion!!

Viktoryia N says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

All the awards were absolutely well-deserved!
Fantastic artwork! 🙂

Des says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Very nice !

kevin temple says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

great work great all round images well done my friend

Jo Hoden says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Fabulous,congratulations,xxxxxx

hilary dougill says:

October 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

beautifully well done and congratulations!!!! beautiful child. hugsxxx ( she must have been born on a Saturday, Saturday’s child works hard for a living haha)

Drea Mendes Ribeiro says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

breathtaking! words can’t make justice to this brilliant photo.

demo says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

lol greatness

Larry Butterworth says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Just a sensational image

Luca Renoldi says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

beautiful image

Kar says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm

fantastic by all means!!!

Lisa Roberts says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Well done – this is brilliant! x

Silvia Ganora says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Stunning! Congrats on the well deserved awards!

netmonk says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Amazing work! 🙂

Sybille Sterk says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:43 pm

LOL Made me laugh. The expression on the little girl’s face is perfectly captured.

Shelly Hiebert says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

This is BRILLIANT! I see why it was awarded. Wonderful work and perfect title 🙂

Trish O'Brien says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Congratulations on the awards, its a magnificent photo!

Jane Solomon says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Gorgeous! Congratulations. x

Sue Wickham says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Congratulations! This just blows my mind – no words could give the accolades it deserves.

Anji Johnston says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Well deserved – fantastic image

Rosalie Dale says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Oh yes – very much the BEST! Wow!

Warren. A. Williams says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Excellent

Sue Kane says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Awesome work Chris…love it!

Mazza says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Magnificent image. Congrats.

Gail D says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Wow. Absolutely fantastic. The best. Yes. The title, the look. So apt.

Sharon says:

October 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Wow, absolutely gorgeous.

Sylvia Wu says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

well deserved!!.. this is a timeless shot!!.. excellent!! =D

Star Katz says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

Awh LOL that is too adorable! Yes agree LOL Men! instant fav!

Jean M. Laffitau says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:02 am

Sensational!!!!!!!!!

Scott Gustke says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

Incredibly creative! Masterful………

Micci Shannon says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

This is FAB! Well deserving of the awards you won for this image.

Robin Brown says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:05 am

The image is top quality add to that the inspired title & this is a winning image. This should sell big time!!

ourjrny says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:06 am

I can see why, it is sensational. Beautiful work, I love it.

Carol Berliner says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:06 am

Wooooooow just woooooooow amaaaaazing work! Instant fav!

Holly Kempe says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

wow! Sensational work!

Joe maher says:

October 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Love love this Chris!

baz feldman says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I can see why it was judged the best. A truly stunning capture mate.

Robbo says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Magical!
Well done, Chris!

limerick says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

favourite favourite 100 times favourite

Judy says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Amazing shot !

Yvonne Churchley says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

LOL brilliant shot and title 🙂

Béla Török says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Outstanding work, Chris!

Alyson Pearson says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

ha, great image 🙂

Karin Taylor says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

o my heavens – tis gorgeous this

Shanina Conway says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

This is fabulous..wonderful image and congratulations on the win, it was so well deserved, this is priceless;)

Papas says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

what an outstanding photo..it speaks volumes

Terry Marter says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Congrats on your awards. Well deserved for such a beautiful image.

Belle says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Haha, love the title, just perfect! Beautiful image!!

Margaret C says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Fantastic shot

bern says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Fantastic : what a great shot!

Durham White says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

brilliant… & such character here!!

debbie says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Wonderful treatment. Very powerful photo Chris !!!

Schnette says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Aww… wonderful!

Von McKnelly says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Oh the madness of a scorned five year old woman…what’s a man to do?

╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckel says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I Love It

Paul Louis Villani says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

LOL!! Soooooo cute, what a wonderful image! 😀

Mici says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Beautiful image!

Eve says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

hehehe this is tooo sweet!

Elana Bailey says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Congrats on the brilliant award. I can see why. Well done indeed and an instant fave.

Tony says:

October 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Just a wonderful and iconic image!

Louise Linossi Telfer says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

wow Chris, incredible work

Julienne Bowser says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:11 am

Superb 🙂

Christine Wilson says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

wow outstanding shot very unique child shot

Cynthia Harris says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:13 am

Oh my, Chris I actually gasped out loud when I saw this – and now have goosebumps. This image is totally fabulous. Everything about it. Congratulations.

dana says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:14 am

A girl on a mission!! Wonderful work…absolutely LOVE it!!

dove says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:15 am

oh this is such a priceless piece of work, absolutely fantastic !

Lozzar says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:16 am

A wonderful face for this photo, beautiful work!

Bobby Dar says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

image is black but result is pure golden

S P Fisher says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:18 am

outstanding work!!

Martin Dingli says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:19 am

Excellent image

Jessica Dzupina says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

This is an unbelievable image. I’m speechless, and everything I want to say has been expressed above!!! This is standout, pro-of-the-pros work.

Loraine says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:21 am

beautiful image, lovely work, congrats on your awards

joyce says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:23 am

This is wonderful!!

Luciana85 says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

I’m in love with your gallery!!!!!!

Jane Brack says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:28 am

So well deserved of its awards! Superb!!!

Eva MarIza says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:29 am

masterpiece work!!! Love it 🙂

Wendy Slee says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

This is so deserving of all the praise and awards….
It really captivated me (and put a big smile on my face!)

simone says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

Superb work Chris, congrats on all the awards!

J Mclean says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

Nice!!

frankc says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:33 am

Amazing pic!! Great stuff…

Kathryn Potempski says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

congrats wonderful image

kate Karsten says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:35 am

Ha too cute…she’s outa there…:)

Tony says:

October 28, 2011 at 12:36 am

WOW…Chris this is really AMAZING,,,it is one of the BEST images I have ever seen …ever…BRAVO to you

Dee says:

October 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

Absolutely with good reason. This image has a hundred stories all in one. Browsing through your site, your photography just takes everything to a more abstract and creative level. I love that you aren’t afraid of a little grain! I’m looking at putting a few images into the print competition at WPPI this year and have no idea where to start!

Anthony Comella says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:00 am

Super viewing – Superb Work !……Tony

carol brandt says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:01 am

such a brilliant shot and play on implications with that title, it’s no surprise to me that it’s a big contest winner… congratulations chris

Catherine Berger says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:02 am

Fabulous image!! Her look is priceless. 🙂

MIchelle Thompson says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:03 am

Congratulations with the awards – amazing shot. Michelle

whitt says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

Awesome work! Well deserving of all accolaides.

Lorena says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Damienne Bingham says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:05 am

Impressive credentials – congratulations! Beautifully put together image – the tones, light and textures are wonderful!

G says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

PERFECT!!!

Michel says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:07 am

Amazing…

Angela King-Jones says:

October 28, 2011 at 3:08 am

This is an amazing portrait! Well deserved awards and accolades!

Joe says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I know the feeling, this is beautiful 🙂

Hans Laurendeau says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Everything is there. Wonderful ! BRAVO!

Cleopatra says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

awwwwh that is SO cute!!

Neha Paralkar says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm

hehe! excellent!

Lida Martínez says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

It´s a old shot?
amazing one really good composition.

Kholoud says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm

love it:)

Hélène Desplechin says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Great story from the past… really nicely done..

Methanie says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Hilarious! Well staged…

Carlotta says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

this pic is brilliant…funny…intense..and cute!

Maurice Snabilie says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

nice atmosphere !!!

vanessa paxton says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Haha that’s adorable. The titles made me laugh even more.

Tony F says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

UnReal!!!…never seen anything like this, Cool faces in the suitcase. Fantastic Job!!!!!!…Insant Fav

Orazio says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

beautiful sensation…
Great work

Annie says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Priceless!!!

Paul says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Beautiful photograph.

Adriana Araújo says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Excellent!

Gale Franey says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Just fantastic!!!

Wiesmier says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Just super

abrietta says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm

that’s fantastic!

Tina says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

makes me laugh

Wanda Larson says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

This is really adorable…love the title :^)

Kourosh Odouli says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Great shot!

Misty Thompson says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Look at her face!

Pavla Kopecna says:

October 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Just amazing. Reminds me of the atmosphere evoked by Les Miserables posters.
Bravo indeed.

Erik Hornung says:

October 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

This image is double rainbows! Hats off to you, sir!

Cynthia Michelle says:

October 29, 2011 at 3:13 am

This takes my breath away! It looks like a painting! Awesome work, Chris!

Yvonne Lee says:

October 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm

like it so much

Markos Martello says:

October 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm

great shot!!!

Don Baird says:

October 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm

This is a wonderful shot. Very cute… yet moody…. the atmosphere and lighting are stunning….. Nice work.

Marcia Thompson says:

October 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Such a wonderful “huffy-puffy” attitude on this little beauty!

Kris says:

October 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

you shot this?! ha! awesome! ive seen it in this photo magazine i get every month….very nice!! congrats!

Leah Aubrey says:

November 3, 2011 at 3:47 am

great emotion captured in this image. congrats on the award, Chris. Truly a great accomplishment.

Holly says:

November 6, 2011 at 9:26 am

Good for you!!! You deserve the honor! 🙂

Lawrence Perkins says:

January 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

Hi Chris, came across you site while looking in the wp forums. I really glad I found it. Your work is oustanding as is this image.

Nicole says:

September 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

This is awesome! It looks like a painting!

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