In W’s 40 year history, we’ve worked with some formidable photographic talents—from Steven Meisel to Patrick Demarchelier—and have helped foster the careers of some great new (at the time) names like Alex Prager (check out our November issue story, The Shot for our latest picks). So for our collaboration with Hipstamatic, we created the Transformation Photography contest to find a new generation of photogs who, using our custom pack of W filters, could elevate the ubiquitous cell phone shot to something really eye-catching.
More of Magner-Rios's work.
Our editors combed through the entries and chose the Best in Show Winner: Kathleen Magner-Rios (@kmrartist). Her photos in the slide show below will be on display at the W & Hipstamatic Transformation Exhibition at the Ace Hotel, New York through November 12 alongside some cool shots from Joseph Altuzarra, Eddie Borgo, Giovanna Battaglia, and many more.