Various prizes and publications of my photographs around the world.
– (March 2015) 1st Prize of the March 2015 Monthly Photo Contest, Popular Photography Magazine, USA
– (Nov 2015) Special mention (佳作) at the PPK 第10回舞妓ともみじ大撮影会 (http://www.photo-kyoto.jp/maiko2015/)
– (March 2016) Special Selection (特 選) at the Photo Partner West 第６回京都舞妓大撮影会 写真コンテスト (Summer 2016) (http://www.ppwest.org/maiko_6th/contest/index.html)
– While I didn’t win any prize for my participation to their Photo Contest, I did receive an invitational account on LensCulture.com (https://www.lensculture.com/patrick-hochner)
– (Nov 2016) 準特選 at the PPK 第11回舞妓ともみじ大撮影会 (http://www.photo-kyoto.jp/maiko2016/)
– (May 2017) N-Photo Magazine’s Photographer of the Year 2016, #5 in the Portrait category (www.digitalcameraworld.com)
– 2017, a Gurushots’s Top Pick in contest “Solo Subject” enabled my photo to be exhibited at the Hinterland Gallery in Vienna (https://gurushots.com/challenge/solo-subjects/winners/all)
– One of my photos was featured for the cover of an article about Obon in the France Culture Papiers magazine
– (Fall 2018) A series of photos on “Devotion” was published in the Kyoto Journal issue #92 (https://kyotojournal.org/)
– (Dec 2018) Short article on Street Photography on the Photocrowd website (https://www.photocrowd.com/blog/209-best-lenses-street-photography/)
Here are various prizes and awards received…
As photographers, I think we have all been in a situation like this and it’s very easy to follow the crowd! By turning the camera around towards the group of photographers, Patosan has made a lovely and gently humorous image. I love the concentration on everyone’s face!
Expert review by Mark Mercer From Contest “Crowds” on Photocrowd
I love this photograph of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. It’s almost a black and white photograph except for the gold of the temple. The snow adds to the delicacy of the image and helps to exude a wintery atmosphere.
by Sue Barr, Expert judge for the contest
In Japan, Spring is a very special time for everybody. Sure, it’s first and foremost the season of Cherry Blossom. But it’s much more than that. It’s in April that most businesses start their fiscal year. It’s in April that all schools or universities start. And of course, it’s in April that the nature cycle restarts, with flowers popping out of trees everywhere.read more
Quite a number of temples illuminate and open their garden to the public in the evening during the Fall and the Spring. The time is usually limited to a few weeks, and the dates are different for each place. These “Light Ups” are very popular and for good reason.read more
I am honored to have again one of my photos prized (Special Selection) at the PPK Photo Contest. Twice a year, in the Fall and the Spring, the PPK Association (Photo Partner Kyoto) organizes a public photo shoot with several maiko and geiko. This time, in November 2016, the shoot took again place in . . .read more
Following my first experience with a photo shoot, I attended the March 2016 sessions of Maiko Photo Shoot organized by PPW (Photo Partner West), an umbrella organization of photographers in the West of Japan. The shoot took place at a private garden of the Heian Jingu Shrine.read more
This was the first time I attended such a photo shoot in Kyoto. The “Maiko and Momiji” photo shoot was organized by PPK (Photo Partner Kyoto), an association of photographers in Kyoto. There were five maiko and geiko at the Chishaku-In Temple, and almost 500 photographers over the three sessions.read more
Winner 1st Prize of the US Popular Photography Magazine monthly photo contest of Feb 2015read more
The Kagai, literally translated as “Flower Town” is the term Kyoto people use for the districts where the geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice) practice the high-class arts that have made their beauty and refinement legendary the world over.read more