It’s February 2018 already and this is my first blog. Fittingly, I will be blogging about my award, Photographer of the year 2017 from the British Institute of Professional Photographers. Better late than never! The BIPP holds a regional awards ceremony every year. I fall under the “Cotswold Regional Awards” category. It is a very prestigious award and I am immensely honoured and proud of my achievements. I have to say that I am quite uncomfortable about bragging about my awards. It doesn’t come naturally. But its important to measure my work with a professional body of photographers. Here is the link
The above image won me a gold award in the uncommissioned category and then the Cotswold Photographer of the Year 2017.Its won of my all time favourite images. Taken in the steam baths of Budapest. People often ask me if I took my camera into the steam baths. Well the answer is no. I was in the sauna at the time but my heart leapt when I saw this moment. I went outside the sauna and managed to take the photo through the glass door.Sometimes the images So yes I did take a camera to the baths just not in the sauna.
This image of Florence jumping was awarded a silver in the People and Portraiture category. This where my heart lies and I am most comfortable working. Children being themselves in the beauty of their own home. I love the energy in this image. I have been photographing Florence since she was a baby. She certainly has lots of energy so its a true representation of her.
What a beautiful moment this was. I am so delighted when I get to capture the generations. This image was awarded a Bronze in the People and Portraiture category. As was the image below in the uncommissioned category.
This was such a fun time at the Sziget festival in Budapest. It’s a great music festival that is on every year in August and always has a good line up. Worth taking a peek if you enjoy festivals. I went with my family and there was something for everyone.
I love the dreamy gaze in Florence’s eyes. For a brief moment she looked directly into my lens without any direction. Most unusual for her as she is normally full of energy. My heart sings when this happens. Its just luck if my settings are correct!
This was a similar situation where the Toddler (George) happened to stare straight at me. He also was a quick as the wind and warranted a high shutter speed. So here are my images that contributed to the title Photographer of the year 2017.
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