Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Winning Treasury Challenge #98

Some words from casperdown...

When I found out I won last week's challenge, my exact words to Sarah were: "what?? no freaking way!!!" This has been such a great week, I love the creativity and artistry of this team. So many different interpretations of the inspiration piece. It became a spaceship, a wave, a shard of glass, the curves of a woman's body, a snake, a pair of jeans, even Darth Vader's helmet! I loved every treasury, so much fun to open each one and go on a journey of imagination. You are an amazing group of storytellers, and I am honored to have had this experience.

That said, with much difficulty, I narrowed it down to my top 21 treasuries, and then I just knew who the winner was. Every image was one that fit perfectly with the theme. Real and gritty and provocative - each photo is one that if I could, I would shoot myself and have in my Toxic LA series. The last frame was the clincher - a beautiful girl who has become lost and infected with the toxicity of the city. Karma, you just nailed it. The winner:

Thank you to artsdesirable for choosing me as last week's winner and giving me this opportunity. Also a huge thank you to Sarah and everyone on this awesome Nonteam!

- John

'L.A. T.O.X.I.C.' by KarmaRox

Toxic LA 4 - casperdown
Mature World Atlas Adult Woman's Nude Body Tattoo Giclée Art Sew on 3 x 4in. Twill Patch Rare Free S/H MBG - Crafterssupplies
L.A. City Hall - PhotoSutra
Lost Violent Souls - Dead Sunflower Series - Fine Art Photography by Sabato Visconti - Archival Print - 8 x 12 - Signed - Sabatobox
Downtown Los Angeles skyline 8x10 print - littlefeatherstudio
Bikes and Heels black and white film fiber print - SoledadPhotography
Living Dead Photography Prints - IsaacU
Ladies room - 8x12, 8x10 fine art photography print of a narrow crumbling lavoratory with an ethereal glowing light from the small window - garyhellerphotograph
Silent Tarot Handmade Tarot Deck - esmeraldabatt
Airplane Toilet Occupied Sign, Airline Decor, Bathroom Decor, 8x8 Photograph, Yellow, Black, Aviation, Aircraft, Office Decor - jackslomovits
Through the Eye of the Dead- 8x12 print - DiscordIndustries
Macabre Sparrow Dead Bird on Wood Natural Spirit Creature Green Grey Brown Fine Art Photography -  8 x 10 - NightNight
8 x 12 Gas Masked, Caution Taped Mannequin Looking Out - DownAndOutPhoto
Teeny Tiny Lonely Yellow Flower in a Sidewalk, 12 x 18 glossy print - ImpressionistPhotog
Homeless Graffiti Print - Street Art - London, England - 8 x 10 Print - PhotoLarks
SUMMER HAZE - 18" 100% Human Hair Extensions Keratin Stick i-Tip (8) - FREE Shipping - UniqueHeelz

Congrats to KarmaRox! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?

She'll be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #99. She'll also be judging it. Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the Inspiration Item.

We only have today to help them choose their item, so please be sure to pop in. Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start of Challenge #99!

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