New Year news

So 2012 has started well with the news that one of my portraits has been commended in the latest photography competition from London photo lab The Printspace. My portrait of Gentleman Jake was one of 11 images shortlisted in their Lifestyle competition. It’s the third time I have been commended in their competitions… always the bridesmaid, and all that!

My previous ‘bridesmaid’ shots were shortlisted in their Faces and Technology competitions.

Images from the other Lifestyle finalists, including winner Iam Legis, can been seen on The Printspace blog.

I have been following fellow finalist Jim Mortram’s work for some time after an earlier project of his was featured by my former BBC colleague Phil Coomes on the BBC News website. Jim was shortlisted in The Printspace competition for his portrait of Julie from his ongoing Market Town series. For the last 18 months Jim has been collaborating with people from market town communities to document their lives, memories, struggles and hopes through environmental portraiture, documentary photography and recorded interviews. It is an important project and well worth checking out. Jim is selling prints from the series to try and raise money to buy his own camera and produce a book.

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