Raine Maida

2006 Arlie Laxton Photography Contest Winner: People.

"This photograph presents a contrast from dark to light. It draws your eye through it. The subject matter becomes solidified.The photo has unconventional composition. It is not symmetrical. There is ambiguity in the photo that makes the viewer curious."

Judges' Comments (p. 18)

This photo was taken of Raine Maida during an Our Lady Peace concert at the John Labatt Centre in London.

Raine was captured in what seemed to be a moment of thought, alone by himself on stage.The atmospheric smoke helped to isolate Raine by blocking out unwanted light and background images that would otherwise ruin the subject of this photo.

Shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5.