Studio 3D’s latest achievement is with Mark Ruff taking the honours with a win in the general print category at the Graphic Arts Services Association of Australia (GASAA) Printovation Awards 2012 with this image of AFL Hawthorn captain, Luke Hodge. GASAA recognise Innovation, Originality and Creativity along with Technical Precision for the advancement of graphic arts and printing.
The judges official comments were, “Lenticular printing at its very best. Combining a striking reproduction and flawless print, it is a wonderful example of 3D print”.
Mark also took out Silver in the Ink Jet category of the Print Industry Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) with this image of a creature entitled Master Race:
Mark is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). This accreditation means that you are dealing with a true professional, is insured and can provide you with a quality result.
As testimony to the quality, Mark has received many awards at the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA’s).
The APPA’s showcase Australian talent. The awards allow the submission of up to 4 prints per year. Prints may be awarded gold and silver.
Gold receives 2 points and Silver 1 point.
To be accredited with a ‘Master of Photography’ you must gain 15 points within 5 years.
Mark has earned 15 points in 5 years and is the first person in the world to achieve the Master of Photography status based entirely on 3D portraits.
Arguably, Mark can claim that he is the ‘best’ 3D photographer in the world !
Mark was also the first person to ever enter 3D to the Moran Contemporary Photographic Portrait Prize. He was a finalist as 1 of 40 out of 6,000 entries.
Mark was the only Australian to qualify as a finalist in the Lenstar International Lenticular Awards.
Marks’ mage of ‘Charli in a Chair’ was the only real world 3D portrait submitted and was third in the People’s Choice Awards.
Mark is the only stills photographer to receive the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) award for Innovation and Advancement of Cinematography (a bit like an Emmy Award) for his multiple camera array work in the film industry and with a Highly Recommended Award for Experimental Cinematography.
Here are some of the awards entries – in 3D they are quite compelling and you can see them displayed at the Glen Waverley gallery.