Sunday, June 03, 2012

Artiste FIAP

I have been a member of a local photo club called Bekkalokket Fotoklubb for three years. The club is again part of Norsk Selskap for Fotografi - NSFF (The Norwegian Society for Photography). The society is a member of Federation International de l'Art Photographique (The International Federation of Photographic Art) - a bit complicated, isn't it?

Yesterday, at the annual meeting of NSFF, I received the distinction Artiste FIAP. The distinction is based on the results obtained in various international contests (called salons). I have never looked upon myself as an artist, but now I can at least call myself one!

C'est magnifique - n'est pas?

31 comments:

Birdman said...

Congrats!
btw Wanna be something like an artist? Make art... then call yourself one. Who can argue? I do it all the time. hahaha

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

magnificent - congratulations - you deserve it

Kate said...

It never occurred to me NOT to call you an artist. All of your work has technical artmanship and a definite creative flair.

Prospero said...

Congratulations, Rune. It's a wonder to me why you are surprised by such accolades. Such modesty. You have been welcomed into the fraternity of artists and should be pleased at the recognition.

Viola said...

Jeg hadde fransk på videregående en gang.. uhuu, men det var lenge siden det.. ;)

Javisst er deu en artist! Det har jeg visst lenge! En flott ikon, ser nesten gullbelagt ut..

Takk for din hyggelige kommentar! :)
Og ha en flott søndag! Her har det regnet og er bare 10 gr.. føles kaldere ute..

Viola said...

DU er en artist! trykkleif.. ;)

Dina said...

Mazal tov, Artiste!
We knew it all the time, that you are an artist, our source of lumen.

HansHB said...

Bær nåla med ære du, den fortjener deg og omvendt.
Flott bilde av utmerkelsen!
Ha en fin ukestart!

E Squared and Mui said...

Congratulations; well deserved.

Sylvia K said...

C'est magnifique, indeed! That is fantastic, Rune! And yes, so well deserved!! I've always thought of you as an artist!! Celebrate and have a great week!!!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

You see, since the first day I came here on your blog, I saw you as an artist and poet, and most of time you did not believe me! :o)
i'm glad that FIAP gave you this distinction, you deserve it so much!
yes, C'est vraiment magnifique! Bravo!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wonderful, congratulations! This is well deserved!

John said...

Well done.

Jackie said...

One only has to look at your photographs to know that you are an artist.
Congratulations!!
Big smiles to you,
Jackie

GAWO said...

Gratulerer.
:)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

And you well deserve it! -- barbara

Anne said...

Gratulerer Rune!!! velfortjent og tenk bare så mange *knips* du har vist.... ufattelig bare den tanken!

:-)

Reader Wil said...

Of course! you of all the blogers I know deserve this distinction. Your photos have given us much joy. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever!

Irene said...

Grattis! Franske fraser ... vel, ikke spør meg. Men det både høres fint ut og ser bra ut på trøkk!

God uke!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

well, your photos look like art to me. Well done.

imac said...

You are a TRUE Artist my friend

katney said...

Bravo! Bravissimo! Of course you are an artist. I have known it for as long as I have followed your blogs.

Wenche said...

Gratulerer Rune :0) Så flott :0) Den fortjenerer du :0) Ha en strålende dag videre :0)

Barbara said...

Oh many well deserved congratulations! You most certainly are an artist.

Darlene said...

I just made a long comment and it went to blog heaven. Darn, I'm not sure I can recreate it, but I'll try:

Congratulation, Rune! I am so happy that you received an award. You certainly did deserve it. I have always thought of you as a true artist and I'm just thrilled that FIAP recognized you in this way. Yes, it truly is magnificent!!

Wish my original comment had published. I'm afraid I am getting too old to remember very well. I did think the award itself is pretty impressive. It's hard to tell from the picture how large it is, but would be interested to know how you display it. Love from the old Grandma

Banjo52 said...

That's great, Rune. You surely deserve it!

detroit dog said...

Congratulations, Rune! You are indeed an artist (and a humble one at that!).

becky said...

oh, you are definitely an artiste! and you don't need an award to prove it :)

Charlotte - FO² said...

WOW, så utrolig moro!! Gratulerer så masse, det er veldig fortjent!!

lynnwiles said...

Funny how we don't see ourselves as others see us. Of course you are and have been an artist! A fine artist at that.

Ida said...

Så hyggelig!
Gratulerer med en vel fortjent utmerkelse.