DMBLGiT May 2012 ~ The Judges

The time has already come to reveal the panel of judges.

But, before that, a BIG thank you to all of you who have been sending your beautiful entries. Keep them coming, they are just awesome!

You can have a look at them on the DMBLGiT May 2012 gallery

And, those of you who’ve missed out on the scoop and wish to enter DMBLGiT – May 2012, there’s still time.

Last date to enter is 20th May 2012, midnight; So HURRY and ENTER to WiN

Did you know that, YOU could host a future edition of DMBLGiT? Know not how? Details are on the Announcement post

Winners will be announced on 1st June 2012.

Now, for the judges:

Right from the day I chose to host DMBLGiT, I have waited for this and it gives me immense pleasure to introduce the very talented and accomplished panel of judges. I’m pretty sure you know them very well already. If not, the bio should get you started.

I’d urge you to take the time to explore their spaces and be prepared to be inspired!

Helene Dujardin

Helene Dujardin was raised in the mountains of Provence and moved to the US in the late 1990s. The creator of the award winning site “Tartelette”, Helene dedicates herself to the craft of food photography.

She has photographed numerous magazine features and cookbooks to date. Clients include Ten Speed Press, Running Press, Le Creuset, One Kings Lane, Food&Wine among others. Her work has been praised by Elle Magazine, Martha Stewart, The Times online, and many other publications.

Her photographs reveal her passion for natural light, seasonal and fresh ingredients, a love of travel and genuine interest in people.  Helene currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

www.tarteletteblog.com | www.helenedujardin.com |  @helenedujardinfacebook

Having been mesmerized by Helene’s “work of art” from the time I discovered, I got lucky to attend her hands on workshop in Salt Lake City in the summer of 2011. It was a dream-come-true learning experience to gain insights into her meticulous methodologies and tips and tricks. More details here

Her autographed book Plate to Pixel is always on my book shelf, handy whenever I need guidance and/or inspiration

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Prerna Singh

Prerna is a food photographer, blogger and the face behind the wildly popular Indian food blog IndianSimmer. She spent most of her childhood in a few small towns in central India – a time she fondly remembers for Rotis straight off the clay oven and mom’s cooking with produce plucked right from the farms. She went to business school in India to get an MBA and worked in the advertising industry for a few years.

Six years back she moved to the US and now lives with her husband and a naughty two year old daughter who keeps her on her toes. She loves traveling, exploring new cuisines and then trying them in her kitchen to later share them with the world. She started her food blog in early 2010 as way to share the recipes she developed and was soon drawn to food photography as a medium to present her recipes. Since then her blog and recipes have been featured on some reputed food sites like Food Network and Nana 10.

Indian Simmer was nominated as a Best Food Blog 2011 finalist by Savuer magazine and she is in the process of writing her first cookbook which releases towards the end of this year.

www.indiansimmer.com | @indiansimmer | facebook

Last fall, while I was visiting friends in San Fransisco, I got to meet Prerna and Sala, two of the bloggers I have admired from the time I started blogging, in a lucky rendezvous of sorts, all thanks to twitter. Prerna is as endearing in person as she comes across on her blog.

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Joy Zhang

Joy Zhang’s love for food and photography began as a small child, where she spent most of her time in the kitchen with her mother and picked up her first camera at the age of 10.  She began her journey as a food-blogger at Joylicious, which gained recognition from Elle Korea, Gourmet Live and Huffington Post Food.

Her passion for food, love and photography has transformed into a dream-job where she spends most of her time working as creative photographer based in Dallas, TX. She’s currently working on a cooking show, 1-2 Simple Cooking, to encourage singles and couples to cook efficiently at home. In her free time she enjoys gardening and traveling with her husband and teaching piano.

http://joylicious.net | @Joyzhang516 facebook

She is quite the joy as her name suggests and comes across as a very down to earth person. Joylicious beautifully sums up her passion for breathtaking photography and enthusiasm for life.

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Veronika Studer

A Hungarian girl living in Switzerland with her hubby and a beautiful 8 months old little girl, Veronika a.k.a “Vera” to her readers, always had a great interest in art. She learned how to draw and paint, but really found herself through photography. She combines her two great passions in her work, food preparation and photographing at her english blog The Kitchen Finesse

www.veronikastuder.com | @finessekitchen | facebook

It was through DMBLGiT that I discovered the hugely talented Vera and ever since, I have been in love with her beautiful photography and her keen eye for great composition. It may be impossible to believe that she started cooking (and photographing) only five years ago!

Treat yourself to more :

 

9 thoughts on “DMBLGiT May 2012 ~ The Judges

  1. purabinaha says:

    I loved reading about these people….They would definitely be fit as great judges and I loved watching their food photography!

  2. dassana says:

    am glad to be participating first time…. and am more so glad that with such great panel of judges. helene’s book plate to pixel is still an inspiration to me. you are so lucky you to have attended her workshop.

    i had the hunch that prerna would be one of the judges and i was damn sure about this 🙂

    i have seen the works of joy too and love her work.

    the only judge i do not know is veronica studer. the link to her site is not working. you can correct it.

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