I'm absolutely chuffed to announce that I have just been awarded first place at this year's PhotoX awards, run by the Art Gemini Prize! Big thanks to the orginisers and judging panel, it's an honour to have another one to add to the list.
The winning image was my portrait of Louis Pettipher, winner of the 2015 Doggett's Coat and Badge Race. It was shot as part of my River People series, which was exhibited last year, and it's very flattering to see the project carry on getting press and attention. For those that don't know - check out the amazing history of the world's oldest rowing race here ... fascinating stuff! Louis was the 302nd winner of the race and is still awarded the same uniform that was originally designed back when the race began. We shot this portrait on the grand staircase at Fishmonger's Hall, the night he was officially receiving his award at the celebratory dinner with Princess Royal. I had to compete with sniffer dogs going around my gear (and me) whilst I shot this as the Princess' arrival was imminent - nothing like a bit of added pressure!
I sadly missed the exhibition for this award as I was out of town, working on a new project (coming soon) but I've just heard that the image will be shown again in September at The New Artist Fair 8-10 Sept at the Old Truman Brewery.