Suz’s winning series, Laura in Crimson, features traveling model Laura New Myers. Laura is a professional freelance international model, art director, hairstylist, makeup artist, and costume designer. Laura’s wig, makeup, and outfit were originally a bright purple color. When Suz heard about Shadow & Light Magazine’s special edition, she set out to colorize each of her favorite eight images to fit the magazine’s July/August Color It Red issue. She is thrilled that all eight were accepted for publication.
Suz says: To be honest, I’m still a little bit in shock. I am honored to be selected among such amazing and talented photographers. I am also grateful to club member Brandon Stauffer for telling me about the “Color It Red” opportunity. I love how everyone in this club is so supportive of one another. I am inspired by you all daily.
The jury says: The votes are in and the jury has left the building! Congratulations are in order for Suszi McFadden for her electrifying portrait. The final results were a challenge only because of the competition.