Robert Reyes’ Entry "Marching Band" Is Lee Shadow Play Grand Winner

Robert Reyes, a freelance events photographer, found out about the Lee Shadow Play online contest – that ran during the entire month of August- and uploaded “Marching Band”, a photo he took during the annual Ibon-Ebon festival in Candaba, Pampanga.

Lee Jeans Philippines executives, creative director Dale Lopez and visual artist Kiko Escora, both Lee Urban Riders x Manila Fixed Gear designers, with fashion photographer Kai Huang reviewed all entries and judged Reyes’ Marching Band photo as most meritoriously artistic, worthy of being the Lee Shadow Play contest grand winner.

Reyes said that since he was facing the sun when he took the photo, the subject produced silhouettes, “and when I inverted the picture, the resulting shadow became more distinguished and clearly showed that the shadow was a marching band.”

Lee Shadow Play contest winners were announced and received their prizes during the culminating party held recently at the B-Side Bar in MakatiCity.

On top of bragging rights for his winning photo, Reyes pocketed US$2,000, while each of the three runners-up (1strunner up – Kliene Manaois Eco – “Going Home”, 2nd runner up – Aldin Krisnan Barrido – “The Right Form of Christmas”, 3rd runner up – Cy P. Mercado – “Monster Shadow”) brought home a Lee Urban Riders x Manila Fixed Gear fixie bike designed by a team headed by Kiko Escora and Dale Lopez.

The music of Pasok mga Bwitre and Nyko Maca with Gafieira added audio delight to the event that made a perfect ending to Lee Shadow Play, which is the counterpart of Lee’s region-wide The City is Mine online photography contests.

And if you are too busy focusing on driving or riding through metro traffic, and might miss the winning photos shown in the Lee Billboard along EDSA, you can log on to www.leeshadowplay.comto view them as well as the other online entries.

While you are at it, take time to visit/like Lee’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/leejeansphilippines and follow them on Twitter @leejeansphils .

by Eccentric Yet Happy