I was standing in line at baseball game, buying a beer and some peanuts…

For many years I have looked at the Communication Arts Photography Annual and wondered what it would be like to be in it. Truth be told, I have only entered it once before, back in 2008. Even worse, I only entered the 2014 competition because I had enough wine to convince myself that I should.

This competition means a lot to a photographer’s self validation, but knowing how hard it would be, I passed up the entry year after year for fear of disappointment. Sadly, I’ve even pictured the moment that one finds out they were accepted into the annual…. I saw champaign flying everywhere and probably some over the top dinner where the sashimi plate rivals a house payment.

I was standing in line at a baseball game, buying a beer and some peanuts when I got accepted into the Comm Arts Photo Annual.

To everyone at Communication Arts, the judges, and those that put together the magazine, thank you for this honor. To my family and friends (including all of you that I have never met), thank you for your support.

To Mike, I remember looking through CA many years ago while we were on set, talking about how crazy it would be to see one of our images in it…

This one’s for you.


Communication Arts Photo Annual Blair Bunting