Open Competition, Portraiture, Winner: 'Black Francis' by <a href="http://www.tomoldham.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Tom Oldham</a> (United Kingdom)
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Open Competition, Portraiture, Winner: 'Black Francis' by Tom Oldham (United Kingdom)

Artist Statement: Photographers for MOJO Magazine enjoy a rare degree of freedom and trust with what is usually an open brief. This allows us to capture our own experience with very high profile musicians. However, when photographing famous singers, we are often painfully aware of how many times the sitter has, well, sat.

I like to acknowledge this and asked Charles (aka Black Francis) to show me the level of frustration photoshoots can generate. He offered up this perfect gesture of exasperation, and the image ran as the lead portrait for the feature.