* Honorable Mention: Robert Wang – Tea Party

Artist: Robert Wang
Title: Tea Party
Grade: 12th grade
School: Campolindo High School
Teacher: Collette Sweeney

This piece shows a beautiful motherly figure pouring herself a cup of tea from a very traditional tea set. The limited lighting isolates the identity of the woman as well as her actions. I shot this from a higher angle to display her pouring herself tea with immense detail, whilst also being able to see her features perfectly with the help of natural window lighting. This photo was shot for the sole purpose of capturing my mother’s beauty and grace, while also placing her in a traditional environment she was quite familiar with in China.