DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is a mix of old and new, and that’s never more evident than at the Y / OUR Denver Photo Contest. The competition is sponsored by the Denver Architecture Foundation and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and inspires people to see city design in a new light.
“We invite photographers of all skill levels to find and capture their favorite areas of Denver,” said Pauline Herrera, executive director of the Denver Architecture Foundation.
The Y / OUR Denver competition inspires everyone to see the city through the lens of a camera.
“Personally, I think it’s a wonderful way for the public to tell the story of Denver architecture through the images it has taken in person,” said Herrera.
Greg Matheny personally captured a picture from the Denver Art Museum and Central Library that named him Best in Show in Y / OUR Denver.
“The combination of the angles and the flat sky, especially when you put these things together, just became magical,” explained Matheny.
Matheny called himself a “die-hard” photographer. He has been working on the craft for more than 40 years.
“I love photography because it satisfies an innate muse,” he told CBS4.
Matheny looks at the world through an artist’s eye and sees the city in ways that many of us may miss.
“Everything about this city is wonderful. I’ve been here since the early 70’s and it has always been a place of wonder for me. “
Matheny won Best in Show for “Denver Megaliths”. Onat Kaplan was named Best Appearance for Yours Alley.
Jesse Jorgensen was named the best interior for “Photo Sep 21, 10 48 56 AM”.
Kevin Gilson won Best Detail for “Cash Register Building”
Y / OUR Denver runs during Doors Open Denver. Until December 31st, 30 finalist pictures will be on display in an online exhibition on the DAF website and the CPAC website.