Matt Sweeney is a talented photographer and movie maker based in Hollywood. Matt wanted to work behind the camera, so he started practicing with a Nikon F2 camera, shooting Kodachrome slides. Inspired by photographers like Garry Winogrand, Minor White, and Elliott Erwitt, he set out to document the world around him on the streets of Hollywood, photographing scenes from 1979 through 1983, while hoping somehow to hit the big time. The internship never happened, and unfortunately, no production jobs materialized. Today Sweeney still shoots film by using both 35mm and 120mm film cameras.
Renz Gonzaga is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Irvine, California, USA.
The Natural History Museum in London, which hosts the annual competition, has kindly released the