While Johnson was a winner in the Character category, Richard Waters, of Broken Arrow, was picked in the Relationship division for his photo “Gone Fishin.”
“I am so passionate about the integrity and user-generated process of ‘Project Imaginat10n' where our celebrity directors can be directly inspired by photographers from all across the country,” Howard said in the news release. “As we selected the photographs, I was blown away by the beauty, perspective and intrigue that they conveyed, and was thrilled that so many people wanted to once again take part in this exciting artistic experiment.”
Along with the Discovery image, the celebrity filmmakers each are selecting one photograph from the other nine storytelling categories, ultimately using 10 photos to create their short films.
Last year, Howard and Canon partnered for a similar creative endeavor, “Project Imagin8ion.” From the more than 96,300 photos submitted online, eight photos were selected and influenced the award-winning short film, “when you find me,” which Howard produced and his actress/filmmaker daughter Bryce Dallas Howard directed. Broken Arrow resident Chris Wehner's “Yea, Though I Walk,” a stunning image of a gate at Tulsa's Memorial Park Cemetery, was one of the winning photos in the “Project Imagin8ion” competition.
For “Project Imaginat10n,” Ron Howard again will mentor the celebrity directors as they begin the filmmaking process in his effort to prove that “we're all creative.”
To see all the winning photos, go to http://imagination.usa.canon.com.