Historic Photographer of the Year

Historic Photographer of the Year

 Historic Photographer of the year 2018

This morning I was surprised, but delighted, to be told by a friend that I had been shortlisted for Historic Photographer of the Year. It was my first entry to the competition, and one I hadn’t considered I’d do particularly well in… I had only seen the competition a few days before the deadline. And although I always make my photographs as beautiful as possible, sometimes museum photography and photography for heritage and historic buildings can be more focused towards accuracy and documentation rather than beauty and the aesthetic. Many of my clients want to keep a archive of imagery for preservation and conservation reference and that often doesn’t lend itself to beauty, so when a building like Headstone Manor gets in touch, part of a wonderful HLF funded project to restore the site, I jump at the chance to take some photographs that can show how beautiful our heritage can be. Headstone Manor employed me to document the entire 18 month project, with detailed before and after images and monthly updates. You can see more of my work for Headstone Manor here, and obviously I encourage you all to visit, now it is a fully open and wonderful museum hidden in North London. Of course most clients want something that can be both beautiful and useful, and that is what I aim to deliver to all my clients. But I was delighted to hear my shot of the Attic at Headstone Manor had been shortlisted. Although I didn’t win, I am very pleased to have been considered alongside some absolutely astounding photographs. The winners were deservedly chosen and its wonderful to see a competition dedicated to this small niche subject. You can check out the competition here. I’ll look forward to entering next year!

 Headstone Manor and Museum