13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
First Place, Manipulated Images


By Adrien Fehr

About Adrien Fehr

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Adrian Fehr, 24, had never been to the Stanford Pow Wow before, but found himself sitting on a straw mat at dusk, captivated by the dancing. An insight gained that evening lead to the creation of his first-place portrait.

"There was a lot of energy," Fehr said. "But at the same time, some people were part of the culture but not part of the event."

Fehr saw that some people did not feel the same energy, but instead seemed withdrawn and reflective. His subject illustrated these feelings throughout the entire night.

"He was one of the best dressed, but always seemed pensive," Fehr said.
After taking the photograph, Fehr felt there was too much distraction around his subject. Using a dry brush filter in Photoshop, he manipulated the image to tighten the focus.

Fehr, a graduate student of Applied Physics at Stanford, has lived in Palo Alto for 3 years.

--Jaime Marconette


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