It gives me great pleasure to announce that for the third year running I will appear in the UK’s premier landscape photography competition awards book and print exhibition. This year I have been Highly Commended in Take-A-View’s Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards with my image The Cotswold Way, entered in the Classic View category, and was Commended in the Your View category for Refuge. Best of all, my photograph Speak To Me has additionally been singled out for ‘Judges Choice’ by acclaimed photographer Rupert Grey.
All three photographs will appear in this year’s Honours Book (Collection 8) and will be featured in the print exhibition on the incredible Mezzanine Level at London Waterloo Station between 1st December 2014 and 31st January 2015. After seven years of running this wonderful exhibition at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank, I’m incredibly excited to be part of this year’s event at this new and iconic location. Waterloo is the busiest railway station in Britain and boasts one of the largest digital LCD screens in the country at a staggering 40 metres wide.
All of this represents considerable progress for me this year and as always is as a result of hundreds of hours of endeavour, countless 3am alarm calls and thousands of miles of driving on my part. I can’t help feeling some satisfaction that all of that effort does add up to something occasionally. This is also the first time that I’ve managed to get two of my colour photographs acknowledged in some way (both of which were taken close to me in the Cotswolds) and seeing those within the highly scrutinised Classic View category is even more pleasing – they are both very much ‘as is’ images with nominal post-processing, some reward for camera craft and compositional skill.
My tickets are already booked for the Private View Awards Night on 1st December. If you’re also lucky enough to have been selected for the exhibition I look forward to seeing you down there!