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Bronze 2022 Nature / Trees


  • Photographer
    Sherwin Magsino
  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature / Trees

In a parallel universe where the inanimate comes alive, the “exhibitionists” - the petrified trees, which are dramatically ensconced at the crater’s rim are akin to beings performing a rhythmic ritual dance for their gods. The turquoise coloured sulphur lake at the heart of Ijen crater, the largest acidic lake in the world, provides an otherworldly backdrop against which the exhibitionists declare allegiance to their maker.

Sherwin Magsino (Win) is a professional landscape and commercial photographer from Manila. His foray into the creative industry started with his own business which provides graphic design and web development services. As a landscape photographer, Win has won numerous photography awards from National Geographic, Skylum, WPPI, and other organizations. Win is currently a Brand Ambassador of Fujifilm Philippines, Skylum Software, and NiSi Filters Philippines.