18th March 2014
It has been rather a while since we have done a proper competition with actual prizes but I have been feeling the urge to lay down a really good challenge to all you creatives out there and with some great prizes now confirmed from That Position, Angels Sex Toys, A Touch of Glass and Tie and Tease it is all systems go!
The next Sinful Sunday competition which will take place on the 6th APRIL 2014. (page opens for entries 10.00pm 5th APRIL 2014 & closes 10.00am 7th April 2014. UK time)
The word triptych comes the Greek tri, i.e. “three” and ptysso, i.e. “to fold” or ptyx, i.e. “fold”) and is a work of art (usually a panel painting) that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. Triptychs came about as a form of early Christian art and are still commonly found in many churches today. However this is about photography, not works of religious art and the style and form of triptychs lend themselves perfectly to photography.
So your task is to create a triptych image (that you would never find on the altar of a church) Your triptych maybe one image split into 3 or 3 images centred around a theme. Either way, the point of a Triptych is to, in some form or other, create a relationship between the 3 panels which tell a ‘story’ or represent a thought/idea/concept.
Traditionally Triptychs always had a larger centre panel with two smaller panels each size but you do not have to stick to this layout. Your Triptych can be horizontal or vertical and the panels can be of equal size or not in any configuration but there must be ONLY 3 panels. The subject matter is completely up to you, but there should be some hint or suggestion of the erotic at the very least.
Below I have listed a few links to various examples of Triptych photography (not all erotic) so you can see the possible layouts and how artists use this style in various different ways. This is truly just a tiny example of what you can do with this idea and I strongly suggest you google Triptych Photography for yourself and take a look at more examples.
Tom Spianti (if you click on Triptych at the top of the page this artist has many for you to look at
I am aware that this idea will require you to do some post photography editing to achieve the required result. If anyone needs any help with that then please do get in touch and if you need photography editing software and can’t afford to buy one then I highly recommend GIMP
3 images not formed into some sort of Triptych style will not be considered for the competition.
I am NOT imposing a word limit but please try to keep it to a minimum. Remember this is Sinful Sunday and is meant to be ALL about the image.
So just to clarify:
- Your post must contain a Triptych style image to be considered for the competition
1. Your entry must contain at least one Triptych photograph (this is still Sinful Sunday after all, which is all about the image) It must be a photograph you took or someone took for you. You may include more than one image in your post
2. You must follow the normal guidelines for Sinful Sunday and use the badge to link your post back here.
3. Only ONE entry per blog
4. To be eligible for the competition your post must be inspired by the theme. (see above)
5. Please make sure your post is clearly marked as a competition entry. If you wish to still link into Sinful Sunday on that day but not be included in the competition that is fine, there will be a separate link in list for non competition entries.
I will post a full list of the prizes in the week prior to the competition but I can tell you that we have prizes from That Position, Angel’s Sex Toys , A Touch of Glass and the sexy BDSM board game Tie and Tease to giveaway.
The judging panel will, as usual, consist of myself and @Domsigns and….. well that will be revealed nearer the time. As per usual there will be 6 winners picked from all the entries who will receive a prize and a winner badge to display on their blog if they so wish.