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Flickr Photo of the Week

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Congratulations to KT Shiue of Denton, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! KT last won in April for another of his experimental photos. He follows last week’s winner, Neff Conner.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

And now, here’s more from KT:

Title of photo: 33 Houses on Oak Street
Equipment used: Nikon F4 + Kodak Tmax 100 + Epson V750 scanner
Tell us more about your photo: Passing along historic Oak Street in Denton, the houses represent a multitude of architectural styles and individual stories as a whole group. The architecture reflects a combination of local pieces of history and socioeconomic status. Each one of them is like a storybook standing there silently telling people their own stories. I wonder who lives in these houses? Does the house really represent the owners’ societal levels or individual characteristics? By discovering the personalities of each house, the camera and lens serve as a recorder of history, preserving both the architecture and societal history of Oak Street.

This is an ongoing personal photography project for me; I started to photograph those houses on Oak Street three years ago for portfolio review as a UNT College of Visual Arts and Design photography major student. After the review I just kept working on this project on and off and still get back to work on it when I feel something new. Also, the direction of the photography project has slightly changed. I hope it’s toward the right direction.