One of Hollywood’s most renowned directors, Ron Howard has selected  local winners from the Michigan area in Canon’s "Project Imaginat10n," where five celebrity directors - Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman(designer and co-founder of Marchesa), James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) and Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter) will direct short films based on  consumer submitted photographs.

Sal Rodriguez, a photographer for was chosen as a winner in the Goal category. Rob Woodcox of Livonia has been chosen as a winner in the Setting category, in addition to Jesse McClear of Midland Township in the Obstacle category.

See Sal Rodriguez's winning photograph HERE

In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. partnered for a similar creative endeavor, “Project Imagin8ion.”  Eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, "When you find me," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.  For year two of Canon’s "Long Live Imagination" campaign and the next endeavor, “Project Imaginat10n,” Ron Howard will once again mentor the celebrity directors as they begin the filmmaking process to prove that “we’re all creative.” 

"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,” said Ron Howard. “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."

See Sal's photographs on 'Detroit in Focus'

The 91 winners of the photo contest span in age from 16to 67 years-old and are from across the country. 


Predator – Misty Fugate of Sale Creek, TN

Cleansing – David Pavlina of Lake Zurich, IL

Pause – Kayla Rice of Brattleboro, VT

Dry Dock – Danielle Austen of Hillsborough, NJ

Memories – J.W. Hendricks of Orlando, FL

Cornish Pigs – Beth Gardner of Peabody, MA

Tony the horse – Kamran Khan of New York, NY

Rest Easy – Grace Lankford of Hummelstown, PA

Wash Up – Susie Conley of San Francisco, CA

Fires be damned! – Melissa Wollenberg of Littleton, CO



Foggy Morning – Omalix Martinez of Orlando, FL

Nostalgic Light – Tim Braun of Heber, UT

Manhattan’s Many Moons – Damon Colquhoun of New York, NY

Too Many Shows to Show – Brent Williams of Delray Beach, FL

Patch Me Through – Walter Arnold of Hendersonville, NC