Herman de Pagter is the proud winner of the Leica Images Award 2012. He won with his photo ‘Candlelight’. This photo was chosen by the jury out of more then 500 photos. Herman made this photo with his Leica M9 camera in a church in Funchal, Madeira. The girl was staring into the candlelights for a long time without noticing that the photo was made.
The jury about the winning photo: “The balance between the main subject and the candles proved very effective for this photograph. It immediately made us wonder what the girl was doing or thinking. Was it a spiritual moment for her?”