The GoSeeAWARDS 2023 : Linda Schaeffler wins Gold, Silver goes to Tobias Habermann, Bronze is shared by Artistspool and Anouk Nitsche, and Julia Buruleva is voted favorite of the public.
As Andrea Vollmer-Hess, photo editor, syndication and rights manager of VOGUE Germany, as well as GoSeeAWARDS juror, put it in an interview with GoSee : “It’s not about a single image; as producers or photo editors, we want to see if a photographer can photograph a story – that’s the only way to truly see their individual style. A photo shoot is always like a theater production: One scene alone doesn’t make a story. Only when you have seen all scenes do you understand what it is all about. Only then do you see if a photographer can make a topic come to life in a photo spread. As a photographer, you should always be curious, continue to evolve, and you can only do so if you see a lot and are open to new things.”
Photographer and DOP Linda Schaeffler – who is also the GoSeeAWARDS GOLD winner – has dealt intensively with the topic of AI. She has not only developed an image but also the screenplay for a multi-part film. Her photos ensnare viewers, make them curious and also function as a solitaire.
SILVER winner Tobias Habermann plays with the cloud as a motif which he positions in various urban scenarios to tell a beautiful poetic story.
The creative team of Ralph Mecke, fashion editor Yilmaz Aktepe and hair & makeup artist Marco Hülsebus, both artists c/o ARTISTSPOOL, realized a slightly dark and captivating fashion spread including a video. They share third place with fashion photographer Anouk Nitsche.
Julia Buruleva took home the win in our Public Voting. SYNCHRONIZATION – the self-portrait project by Julia BURULEVA, represented by ROCKENFELLER & GÖBELS, combines elements of photography, land art, performance and digital art. (GoSee reported).
Take a look at all of our 20 truly must-see finalists on our shortlist at :