The Analogue Project is a submission-based competition, with one rule: all portraits submitted must have been made using film, not digital cameras.

The 2015 Analogue Portrait Project will open for submissions on February 18th. 


AESTHESIA STUDIOS is proud to announce, in partnership with MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES, The Analogue Project 2015: a photography contest designed to re-inspire by embracing what captured many a photographer's creative eye to begin with—shooting on film.

An impressive panel that encompasses the artistic, commercial and publishing aspects of the industry will judge the submissions. The contest culminates with an artist’s reception and exhibition at one of LA’s top creative studios, hosted by MOPLA and AESTHESIA STUDIOS. This is an amazing forum for shooters to showcase their work and have some creative fun.

We’re eager to once again engage one of the largest photographic communities in the world with our 2nd annual photo contest—one that keeps the use of film in our photographic vernacular. 

This year we want to see where your creativity meets your next job by offering two submission categories: Portrait and Object, with each demanding a creatively commercial flair.  We’re excited to see what extraordinary expressions our contest inspires.

It’s going to happen fast so get out there and create some jaw-dropping images!


1st Prize – One day shoot at Aesthesia in Studio B with grip and strobe package*
Portrait Runner Up – One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*
Object Runner Up – One day shoot at Aesthesia in North Light studio with a grip package*

Additionally, twenty entrants will be invited to submit a framed print to be shown at the Artists Reception on April 23rd as part of MOPLA Month of Photography events. Prints may be no larger than 20”x30”.  Be ready to bring your negative if invited to show.


Entry fee $15 per image. Max 5 images per entrant
Images must be Analogue capture.

Deadline to submit: April 1st, 2015
Selections for the event will be announced: April 10, 2015
Artwork Delivery Dates: April 20-21, 2015
Artists' Reception: April 23, 2015

Work will be juried by

Sabrina Bajaj – Senior Art Producer, Sunny and 72 
Deborah Burch – Executive Producer, Snog Productions
Dan Busta – Portrait and Advertising Photographer
Amy Feitelberg – Photo Director, Los Angeles Magazine
Cat Jimenez – Executive Director, Lucie Foundation & Co-Founder MOPLA



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Please prepare your images to the specs below:

  • Naming your digital file: Firstname, Underscore, Lastname, Number for example: John_Smith_1.jpg, John_Smith_2.jpg
  • 72 DPI, anything larger will not upload properly for viewing
  • 800 pixels on the longest side
  • JPG only, NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted
  • Also, be sure that your extension is .jpg and not .jpeg as this could corrupt your file.
  • If there is no extension at all, your image will appear black
  • RGB, Grayscale, Black and White accepted, no CMYK
  • Be sure your file names DO NOT have any symbols such as apostrophes, dashes, slashes, percentage signs, dollars signs, asterisks etc. Underscores are the only acceptable symbol.


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Terms and Condition:

I hereby declare that all images submitted are my own and retain rights to all images submitted. I understand that I may submit up to five images (maximum) for consideration. My work will be reviewed and selected by the jurors noted above. Not everyone submitting will be selected to participate. All artists selected will be notified of there participation on or before March 26. Participating artists will be responsible for printing and framing their own work to be exhibited for the Analaogue Portrait Project.

Depending on the size of your files, uploading may take up to 5 minutes. If your submission has successfully uploaded, you will advance to a confirmation page and your portfolio is in good hands. If your submission was not accepted, and you have been brought back to the submission form, your images may not comply with one or more of the specs required that is listed above.

If you continue to experience difficulties with uploading after abiding by all the specs above, please email ONE image from the body of work to so we can identify the dilemma and incompatibility of the file to move forward with your submission. Thank you for your patience during our submission process.