I was overwhelmed when I heard the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) had awarded me South East Photographer of the Year at the end of 2012 from my image ‘Sounds like Thunder’. It was taken in The Camargue in southern France last summer. I was especially pleased that this image was the reason behind the award because it is one of my favourites that I took in France. It was a pleasure to experience the amazing horsemanship of the gardians of the Camargue horses and it was thanks to them that i was able to capture such a powerful shot.
After all my years of hard work, this is exactly where I want to be, and hope I can keep up the good work!
At the end of 2012, I was delighted to receive the silver award in the abstract/illustrative category for my image ‘Evening Dream’ which was taken in California in the summer. I spent 10 days photographing horses and humans interacting in California, but this image really stood out for me. I was stood in a long grassy field discretely photographing the girl who was riding side-saddle on her magnificent horse in the sunset, and the evening light was perfect for creating the hazy feel to the image.
I was so delighted to receive this award, lets hope there’s more to come in the future!
At the end of 2012, I was honoured to be presented with the Gold award in the abstract/illustrative photography category for my image ‘Sounds like Thunder’ which was taken in The Camargue in southern France last summer. I was absolutely thrilled, especially after all my hard work and the fact that I had to stand knee-deep in mud for hours in order to capture that shot! Believe me, trying to photograph a herd of horses galloping towards you at full pelt is pretty terrifying!! It was all worth it in the end.
I am sooooo excited. I have been awarded the first Fellowship for Equine Fine Art photography from the British Institute of Professional Photographers. I feel honoured and priviledge to be given this wonderful accolade. There are of course others I would like to say thank you to. My mentor Kevin Wilson who has been a huge inspiration and support. My parents for their unending encouragement and my best friend in the world Jobey, my husband who, without his love and support life could be very different
Thank you one and all xxxx
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Throughout 2011 and 2012, I was lucky enough to be able to travel to various countries across the globe in order to photograph horses. It was definitely worth it as the results were constantly fantastic. There’s something quite special and different about the behaviour of a horse in its natural environment, which I feel was reflected in my photography. It was thanks to these beautiful animals that I was able to present my fine art portfolio to the BIPP who awarded me my fellowship which was one of my proudest moments as a photographer!