“The shoot was commissioned by New Holland Publishers for a book called No Place Like Home, author Richard Jarman. When setting up the shot I was trying to get the look of a typical english garden scene to contrast with the slightly bizarre background, and included the red flowers to emphasize the contrasts in the picture. It’s a straight shot taken on colour transparency film with a Mamiya RB, and there’s a sense of whimsy to it that I really like. ”
– John Baxter (winner)
(prizes donated by Fuji film and DDI)
Rob Evans took Second place (prize donated by Hasselblad).
Rather than award third place, the judges took an unprecedented step and gave Merit distinctions to 7 other images by photographers Carl Hodgson, Jill Jennings, Andrew Livesey, Adam Murray-Brown, Rufus Crosby and Mike Slawski.
In Best Use of an Image Tim Ainsworth walked away with both 1st place for his picture for Vimto, and 3rd place for his moody demon car image for the IAM road safety campaign. Second place went to Christian McGowan for his image for ASH anti smoking campaign.
(winner’s prize donated by Towergate Camerasure)
The Best Promotion of a Photographer awards went to three web sites 1st Jonathan Oakes, 2nd Jan and Emily Dixon, 3rd Chris Leah.
(winner’s prize donated by Bikini Lists)
photos: (from top) John Baxter receiving best image award from Claire Turner :: Rob Evans receiving his prize from Tracey Gibbs :: Tim Ainsworth receives his award from Roy Meiklejon of Camerasure :: Jonathan Oakes and daughter show off his award