Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Travel Photographer-Wotancraft Atelier Contest!

Image courtesy Wotancraft Atelier
Another reason to join The Travel Photographer's Photo Expeditions-Workshops: A contest for participants in my forthcoming The Sacred Cities: Varanasi & Vrindavan Photo Expedition-Workshop!

Wotancraft Atelier, the maker of top quality handmade camera bags will offer a City Explorer Scout camera bag as a prize to the winner in my photo expedition-workshop this coming March.

The contest's rules are as simple as we could make them, and I expect to hold it around mid way during the trip. Participants will submit three of their best photographs (color or monochrome), and through a secret group ballot, the winner of this gorgeous bag will be chosen. 

The winner will be announced on this blog, and his/her photographs will be featured as well. Wotancraft Atelier will ship the prize directly to the winner.

Image courtesy Wotancraft Atelier
We chose the City Explorer Scout camera bag as prize because of its versatility and size, which seem just perfect for travel photographers on the go. The durability of its canvas and leather materials ensures that this camera bag will survive any hardships it's subjected to...whether on my photo expeditions or elsewhere.

Falling in love with the Panerai 6152/1 Luminor antique watch some 5 years ago, WotanCraft started making hand-aged leather watch straps, and began designing camera bags inspired by a WWII Swiss army backpack (and a Leica M6) brought in to its workshop by a staff member.

Vintage aesthetics are the underpinning of WotanCraft, and it's devoted to creating camera bags suitable for outdoors photography. Each product it offers is handmade by artisans, and its camera bags remind me of well-worn vintage leather bomber jackets, faded jeans...and bikers' boots.