14TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER JAN PETER LEHNE FROM NORWAY
LOS ANGELES October 2019 - photographer Jan Peter Lehne of Norway was presented with the 14th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of architecture at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, October 12, 2019.
The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for black and white photography. 14th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne; The Guardian, London; Contrasto Galleria, Milan; Travel/Discovery Channel, New York; Harper’s Bazaar, UK; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Zurich; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna; Conny Dietzschold Galleries, Sydney; and Pereira O’Dell in New York who honored Spider Fellows with 758 coveted title awards and 909 nominees in 32 categories.
“I have been a juror of many photography contests throughout my professional career, this is my first time at Black & White Spider Awards, and I am stunned. The amazing quality of the images in the competition made it very difficult to select the winners. I would like to reinforce the relevance and impact of Black & White Spider Awards as a mobilizing agent in promoting the production and dissemination of excellent photography at an international level.” Said juror Bernardino Castro, Director at Portuguese Center of Photography (CPF), Porto. Raquel Duarte, Senior Art Producer at Pereira O’Dell, New York added, “Amateur photographers were as impressive as the professional group. I was emerged and consumed in the quality of the imagery.”
“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,418 entries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Jan Peter Lehne’s “To the Point,” an exceptional image entered in the Architecture category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com
Dear Jan Peter,
Congratulations once again on being a Spider Awards Nominee this year.
Your photography is really exceptional and we look forward to showcasing more of your works in our new program for 2020.
Have a most creative photography season!
Black & White Spider Awards
A Road Well Travelled
I was born in Oslo. My upbringing was a mixture of experiences from different countries, from the Norwegian fjords to crossing Afghanistan on a donkey, motorcycling across the Himalayas and skiing down the Salang Pass in Afghanistan (probably the first person ever to do so), to name but a few. I studied architecture in Geneva for a period, but soon ended up in the UK studying graphic design and photography simultaneously. I took a keen interest in photography from an early age. My father bought me my first SLR when I was only 11, a Praktica which followed me everywhere during my travels in Afghanistan, until my horse rolled over it and instantly transferred it into a compact.
Somebody once said to me that I would never succeed in running a design company in highly competitive London - that was a challenge I couldn’t ignore. I started my own design company soon afterwards which I successfully ran for 18 years where my photography skills went hand in hand with graphics, working with international clients from Europe, the Middle East and beyond. This was followed by another 18 or so years running a Design & Marketing company in Southern Norway. The challenge of giving industrial assignments, ships, pipes and machinery an aesthetical value is very satisfying and this is where my graphics skills give me a great advantage, forms and angles come into their own.
I have several awards under my belt in commercial photography and these days I get my kicks from hanging out of helicopters taking photographs of fast moving yachts.
I would be delighted to hear from you if you are Interested in booking my services to elevate your company and its products.