DECEMBER 2016 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Veronica G. Acosta

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE WINNER OF VPW’S “Autumn in the Augarten” PHOTO WALK, VERONICA G. ACOSTA!

Our congratulations go out to Venorica G. Acosta, who won VPW’s “Christmas in Hirschstetten” December Photo Walk competition by a landslide: first, second, and third place! As always, to celebrate this wonderful achievement, we ask the winner of our contest to give us an interview. It gives us all a chance to get to know them a little better, and perhaps learn a thing or two from them. Without further ado, I give you Veronica with her lovely, personal interview!

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OCTOBER 2016 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ADELA PASE

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE WINNER OF VPW’S “Autumn in the Augarten” PHOTO WALK, ADELA PASE!

Our congratulations go out to the lovely Adela Pase, who won VPW’s “Autumn in the Augarten” October Photo Walk competition by a landslide. Not only did she win first place: the won second place as well, and that on her first-ever photo walk! We loved both pictures, and invite you to join us in congratulating Adela on her victory. As always, to celebrate this wonderful achievement, we ask the winner of our contest to give us an interview. It gives us all a chance to get to know them a little better, and perhaps learn a thing or two from them. Without further ado, I give you Adela Pase!

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AUGUST 2016 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NICO KAISER

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE WINNER OF VPW’S “Vienna 1010 in Black & White” PHOTO WALK, NICO KAISER!

Our congratulations go out to Nico Kaiser, who won VPW’s “Vienna 1010 in Black & White” August Photo Walk competition, with a shot of a woman feeding a pigeon at the Vienna Volksgarten. As always, to celebrate this victory, we invite the winner of our contest to give us an interview. It gives us all a chance to get to know them a little better, and perhaps learn a thing or two from them.

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July 2016 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Ivan Gunis

A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE WINNER OF VPW’S JULY 2016 PRATER BY NIGHT PHOTO WALK, IVAN GUNIS!

Our sincere congratulations go out to Ivan Gunis, who came out the clear winner of our July 2016 photo contest, Ivan’s first VPW event. His romantic, beautifully backlit shot of a ride in the Prater can be seen here. Ivan’s actually the third newbie, in a row, to win a Vienna Photo Walk contest upon attending our excursion just once – great incentive to join our group, isn’t it! But it’s my particular pleasure to interview winning newcomers, because neither I nor the group know much about them, so these interviews are a great excuse to get nosy and learn a thing or two from and about them. Please welcome Ivan to our group, and enjoy his interview.

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June 2016 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Marko Stojkovic

A round of applause for the winner of VPW’s June 2016 Türkenschanzpark Photo Walk, Marko Stojkovic!

Our sincere congratulations go out to Marko Stojkovic, who joined us on his very first photo walk on June 18th 2016, to the Türkenschanzpark, and instantly won over the hearts and critical eyes of our numerous VPW members. In our June 2016 contest, in which seventeen other photographers took part, Marko’s two contributions won both first and second place! You can take a look at both of his winning shots here. His depiction of the fabulously-dressed older woman resting on a bench is particularly striking, and has an air of old-school street photography charm, in the best traditions of the greats like Henri Cartier-Bresson.

As always, to celebrate this victory, we invite the winner of our contest to give us an exclusive interview. It gives us all a chance to get to know them a little better, and perhaps learn a thing or two from them. Marko, you have the floor!

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May 2016 Member Spotlight: Colin Vickers

A round of applause for the winner of VPW’s Donaukanal Stand Up Paddling Contest 2016 & Graffiti Photo Walk, Colin Vickers!

Our congratulations go out to Colin Vickers, who won VPW’s Donaukanal Stand Up Paddling Contest 2016 & Graffiti Photo Walk competition with the above shot, taken from the Schwedensbrücke, looking down at the canal. The vivid colours and dynamism of this shot resulted in it being voted number one by the members of Vienna Photo Walk. As always, to celebrate this victory, we invite the winner of our contest to give us an interview. It gives us all a chance to get to know them a little better, and perhaps learn a thing or two from them.

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April 2016 Member Spotlight: Heinz Müller

A round of applause for the winner of VPW’s Vienna DC Donau City Photo Walk, Heinz Müller!

Our congratulations go out to Heinz Müller, who is not only VPW’s only repeat-winner (he won the VPW October 2015 Burggarten Photo Competition), but succeeded in winning both first and second place at this month’s photo walk in the Donau City! You can take a look at both of his winning shots here.

Heinz is, in many ways, the heart and soul of our group – he never misses a single walk, takes part in all the monthly photo challenges, is always helpful and cheerful, and is a true VPW veteran: he has been with us since the first coordinator founded this fine group back in 2013! It was therefore my particular pleasure to be able to conduct an in-depth interview with him, and to then share it here with our readers. Enjoy!

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