Grand Award Winner: Agne Jomantaite - "I Left My Heart In Jordan," 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Title: I Left My Heart In Jordan
Medium: Cyanotype print
This cinematic still portrays the story of an encounter with the elegance of Jordan Vineyards. Driving through Los Angeles, with the memory of the Jordan chateau, and the nostalgia for returning there, so vivid and so near, as to be clearly seen in her rearview mirror. The mystique with which these memories capture the driver, color her current experiences with the beauty and charm of something missed. This moment of decision, of whether to continue on her path headed down the open boulevard, or romantically to turn around and revisit the place she clearly longs to be, purveys the intoxicating effect of Jordan’s wine. It is clear, Jordan is on her mind, and it has been brought back with her to the city of Los Angeles.
Set in the elegance and simplicity of the historic cyanotype process, the image evokes the vintage feel of Los Angeles’ cinema noir culture, the ephemeral quality of a memory, and the romantic feeling of a first love, all of which I hope to bring to the imagery of Jordan’s Vineyard and Winery for their 40th anniversary 4on4 Los Angeles celebration.