As a winner of the 15th International Color Awards competition my work features in the winner’s book. The photograph was taken in Rwanda, Tbilisi – Georgia, and Alabama – U.S.A.
The Winners book is an annual resource that brings creatives and photographers together through a prestigious and recognised collection of photography.
Celebrating its 16th year, International Color Awards is the world’s leading international color photography award. The program has showcased thousands of photographers from around the world making it the benchmark by which international photography is rated.
The online Winners book can be viewed at https://www.colorawards.com/winnersbook.html
In 2022 I posted 108 articles through my website and social media feeds. These ranged from being about the awards that I received, to exhibitions and festivals that my work featured in, publications in magazines and books, celebrations of awards that my clients had won or their achievements, work that I was involved with and new photography that I had produced.
I believe it’s important to maintain your passion by challenging yourself to work on “personal projects”, enter competitions and showcase your work in exhibitions.
In 2022 my photography was
Awarded, being a winner in the 15th Annual “International Color Awards” with 3 honourable mention & 4 nominations; receiving an honourable mention in the Whalebone Magazine Photo Contest; and highly commended in The International Portrait Photographer of the Year Awards, 2022 in four categories,
Exhibited at, the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona; and at the Phillips Collection (@thearc) in Washington DC as a solo exhibition with my series “Portraits of Resilience”, produced in collaboration with TASSC International
Published in, The Times, Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, CNN, Bloomberg, Architects Journal, Dezeen, Wallpaper Magazine, The RIBA Journal, Interior Designer Magazine, MIX Interiors Magazine, FX Magazine, Architecture Magazine, The Architectural Review Magazine, Office Snapshots, Design Curial, Designerati website and The Upstream Journal.
I was also honoured to, have work included in the film celebrating The Phillips Collection centennial year with my “Portraits of Resilience” series shown alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso, Daniel Canogar and Marta Perez Garcia; have my Microsoft assignment on 3D Holoportation as part of BBC feature; be a featured artist with INFLUX Gallery and inducted into their hall of fame; speak on the “Digital Artist” podcast; and sitting on the judging panel of "The Best Photography Awards”.
I Worked with clients including, Microsoft, Sanofi, Heatherwick Studios, EPR Architects, Buckley Gray Yeoman, HSBC, INTELSAT, Nando’s, InterGen, QOB Interiors, Harrison, Tetris DB, Hilton Hotels, 9 Yards Creative, Hakwood, Armourcoat, SVP Global, Corsair Capital, Canyon Partners and Hays.
And Supported charitable organisations including, The British Red Cross, Compass Collective, The Queen’s Green Canopy, St.Thomas’ Hospital Foundation Trust, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC), DelAgra Group, and Make-A-Wish Foundation
I hope that we have the opportunity of working together in 2023.
Architecture and interior photography are as much about the atmosphere of the space as the appearance. Our roll as visual story tellers means that we must understand and capture the essence of the design.
How do you showcase this in just a handful of photos? Close up details and specific features shot with a short depth of field do not inform the viewer of much more than what is in focus. Lifestyle photos including people show how the space is used and enjoyed but are challenging to organise.
It is rare to photograph any building or interior which is complete and not in use. I am always working around the public or the client.
I seek to show what makes the design of the space unique. In the case of photographing Nando’s restaurants, it is being able to taste the Peri-Peri in the pictures!
The new Blackpool Nando’s was designed by Harrison and is located at Squires Gate retail park. The restaurant features a unique swooping timber structure which has a painted timber lath canopy, planters, and pendant lighting to create a central zone in the floor plan. It also contributes to the new ‘super-coordinator’ concept design to create a strong guest focus on the servery area.
The fixed seating, which is backed with a sustainable cork lining, reinforces the central space and adds to the customers overall ‘sensory experience’. From the heavily textured concrete render to the vibrant fabrics and artwork, with the mixed lighting and different floor surfaces, this restaurant is as much about the experience as the food. It’s the bringing together of a great space, memorable food and drink and passionate service that will deliver sustainable success.
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World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching personnel in higher education. World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated since 1994.
I have supported a number of education projects through my photography, in this country and abroad.
World Teachers’ Day celebrates how teachers are transforming education but also to reflect on the support they need to fully deploy their talent and vocation, and to rethink the way ahead for the profession globally.
World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Education International (EI).
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