Apple asked the users of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Max, to submit their most beautiful photos taken with the night mode. In recent months, the company has received thousands of submissions from around the world. A ten-member jury selected the following six winning photos.
The award-winning photographers come from China, India, Russia, and Spain. “They show us the splendor of the night in their culture from different angles,” Apple says. Below you can see the award-winning works, including the judgment of some renowned jury members.
According to the marketing director at Apple Phil Schiller, the photo that the Russian Konstantin Chalabov took with an iPhone 11 Pro is “a super-dramatic image”. “It could be the opening shot of a spy film during the Cold War era. All kinds of questions immediately come to mind: where is the driver? Where are they going? Why did they stop here? Says Schiller. “As if an unknown danger is lurking.”
Andrei Manuilov, also from Russia, took a photo of wax wire between two buildings with an iPhone 11 Pro Max. According to architecture photographer Darren Soh, this image also raises “all kinds of questions”. “Where is this? Who lives there? And especially: why does that laundry hang there to dry at night? The viewer’s gaze is immediately drawn to those hanging items of clothing,” it still sounds.
As if a UFO is hanging outside the screen above a tree on a red background. Mitsun Soni, from Mumbai in India, received praise for his creation with an iPhone 11 Pro from photographer Tyler Mitchell, who made the historic Vogue cover with Beyoncé: “This is opening my mouth. Where does that dim red light on that tree come from? Beautiful composition too.”
According to the jury, the photo of Rubén P. Bescós, from Pamplona in Spain, “uses light in an enchanting way”. “The group of pilgrims stands out beautifully against the orange background. The subtle cracks in the rocks in the foreground reinforce the story of the tough journey that awaits these pilgrims,” it still sounds about the photo that was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Rustam Shagimordanov, from Moscow, impressively photographed a village covered in snow and cold with an iPhone 11. Kaiann Drance, marketing top woman at Apple: “A fascinating picture of a winter village by the sea. You expect a cool appearance, but thanks to the glow on the rocks and the lights in the red houses, you still get a warm feeling.”
The Chinese photographer Yu Eric Zhang used an iPhone 11 Pro Max for a beautiful photo of a food stand. According to Jon McCormack, software chief at Apple, the photo shows the iPhone at its best. “The moment and the place are very well chosen and radiate a certain intimacy. As a viewer, you really have the feeling that you are there too.”