Laszlo’s images at Black an White Spider Awards

The World largest Black and White Photography contest , the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nomination and Winners presentation was on October 14, 2017. The Black and White Spider Awards is the Oscars honoring photography achievements in black and white photography of the world. The contest received a huge number of applications from 73 countries. Winners and nominees are recognized in a night of online gala celebrations when photography fans around the globe log on for the climax of the annual Photoshow and pay tribute to the most outstanding achievements in black & white photography.

Two of Laszlo’s black and white photographs (“Lake Sherburne” and “Layered Mountains”), taken with his 4×5 view camera at Glacier National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park respectively, were selected for Nominee in the Nature / Amateur category at the 12th Black and White Spider Awards world contest.

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Enjoy all of the winners and nominees! (link)

2017 Black & White Spider Awards  WINNER AND NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Laszlo,

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Nominee at the 12th Annual
Black & White Spider Awards with:

Nominee in Nature | Lake Sherburne

Nominee in Nature | Layered Mountains

8,121 entries were received from 74 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including The Armory Show, New York; Christie’s, London; McCann, Singapore; GQ, New York; Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto; Y&R, Malaysia; Sharon Calahan, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville; Bloomsbury Auctions, London; and Donald Schneider Studios, Berlin who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 672 title awards and 1034 nominees in 31 categories. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year.

Basil O’Brien, Creative Director

Comments from e-mails:

  • Congratulations.  You always continue to amaze me with your work.  Your work is so full of love of nature and the beauty that surrounds us if we just stop long enough to observe it.  Best, Joe (Joe Aker)

  • Congratulations!!! (JB. Harlin)

  • That is great news!  Congratulations!!! (Susan Harlin)

  • Very nice Work Laszlo, congrats !! (Steve Sherman)

  •  Wow! Nice images! Congratulations AGAIN! Marie (Marie Curtis) 

  • Congratulations Laszlo! Beautiful work!! Michael (Michael Scheurer)

  • Congratulations Lazlo!  The honor is well deserved. Your work is beautiful. (Alleen Harding)

  • Beautiful…Just saw the photographs and many congratulations. Mike (Mike Marvins)

  • Yes, Laszlo, beautiful work.  In fact, didn’t you show us the Lake Sherburne photo at a Pixels meeting a few months ago? Congratulations on your recognition as it’s well deserved. Allen (Allen Bourne)

  • Congrats! I could look at those wildlife and nature photos all day long. Just beautiful! Mary Anne (Mary Ann Weber)


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Laszlo’s “Through the Lens” photo hike at Brazos Bend State Park

Laszlo’s “Through the Lens” photo hike for close up / macro at Brazos Bend State Park was great, yesterday afternoon. Seven participants showed up, even the weather was really hot. We drove to 40-Acre Lake parking, then we hiked together to Hoot Hollow trail area. I found few good shady spots there, where the setting Sun’s light beams made good lightings. Everybody got exited when I showed my set ups. I am sure all of them enjoyed the outing and took few good shots. More info: (link)

Enjoy few of my images taken there.



Comments from e-mail and Facebook:

  • Nice addition. John (John Lowen)
  • Keep up the good work.  Every time I see one of your images I think about all the old things you use to create these special images and have to laugh at the people who run buy a new something all the time at the camera store. Alan (Alan Montgomery)
  • Very Nice Laszlo!  Thank you again for your leadership on these hikes.  You help make Brazos Bend a better place! David (David Heinicke, Park Naturalist / State Park Police, Brazos Bend State Park)
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Laszlo at Dallas Center for Photography’s Photo Swap Meet on August 5, 2017

Come and have fun at the Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) Photo Swap Meet. Laszlo will bring several camera related goodies (large format 4×5 camera, large format lenses, tripods, and many more) for sale to the DCP and Don’s Camera organized and hosted Photo Swap Meet on August 5, 2017.
Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm. Entry is $5 cash at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free.
Address: 4756 Algiers, Dallas, 75207, Phone: 214-630-4909

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DCP’s e-mail:

Summer Photo Swap Meet

Saturday, August 5: 10am – 4pm

We’ll have 30 tables of gear from 22 different vendors. Here’s just a little bit of what you’ll find on Saturday:

  • Steve Watkins, a photojournalist and collector from Fort Worth, will be selling vintage cameras including Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Leica, Nikon and Graflex as well as lighting gear.
  • Laszlo Perlaky of Naturalperl Fine Art Nature Photography from Houston will have two tables filled with beautiful large format film photography cameras, lenses, accessories, Gitzo tripods and high quality tripod heads. His published photography books will be available for sale too.
  • Filmmaker/photographer Mark Birnbaum will lay out numerous vintage cameras and an early model GoPro with a grab bag full of accessories.
  • Bill Porter from Arlington Camera is bringing photographic treasures from around the world! He’ll have two tables overflowing with necessities and oddities…one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
  • Garland Camera, a 55 year old camera store that specializes in all aspects of camera and lens repair, will be bringing classic film cameras (various formats), digital film cameras, Polaroid cameras, and vintage camera accessories and parts. They’ll also have darkroom supplies and more!
  • Joel Nannis and Daryl Rupp, both amateur photographers, will be selling Minolta and Nikon 35mm film camera and lenses, Sony digital camera, Pentax Medium format camera with lenses and associated equipment as well as miscellaneous equipment.
  • Mark Greenberg, a San Antonio based commercial photographer and avid hunter/gatherer of gear, will be selling an assortment of cameras and lenses (including a minty F3HP), film, chemistry, lighting and grip, tripods, video gear and lots of vintage goodies.

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Laszlo and Lexi images at Houston Photographic Society’s monthly print competition July 2017

Lexi and Laszlo participated in the Houston Photographic Society’s monthly print competition on July 25th. The judge was Michael Hart, who anonymously critiqued and selected the winners from the submitted images. Among the other winners, Lexi: “Crane walk at Dawn” (Honorable mention, in Color Gold), Laszlo: “White Sand Dunes” (1st place, Color Gold) and “Rock Wall” (1st place, Monochrome Gold). Enjoy these images.

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Comments from e-mail and Facebook:

  • Congratulations to you both and especially Laszlo for 2 first place awards in one night. All 3 photos are awesome. (David Mann)
  • Beautiful! Congratulations!  (Marie Messina Curtis)
  • Your resumes are getting really well filled out. Congrats. (Louis Vest)
  •  Well things do not seem to have changed much. Both of you still on top of your photo game. Very fine work! (Rocky J. Boudreaux)
  • Nice! Congratulations. (Holly Gettings)
  • Wonderful imagery !! (Steve Sherman)
  • Great images, congratulations to both!    (Humberto Ribera)
  • Congratulations, Lexi and Laszlo! (Tatyana Bessmertnaya)
  • I love that picture. It was so good to see you today! (Phyllis Freeman)
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