Wiltshire photographer captures the imagination of the photography world
A seasoned photographer from the south west is ecstatic to have won a national photography award for one of his incredible creations. Photography veteran, Pete Davies who hails from Wiltshire, is proud to be the recipient of one of the industry’s leading awards. Picking up the prestigious Fresh Group National Portrait Photographer of the Year Award, his incredible work and contribution to the industry has been recognised in one of the most spectacular ways possible.
Having been shortlisted for the award numerous times, this is Pete’s first win. Creating visually stunning and intriguing images that tell a story, Pete is looking to build on this achievements going forward. Speaking about his win, he said, “I am incredibly proud to have won the award. I love photography and never do it to gain recognition in the form of awards, however it is very humbling to have won. There are so many great photographers in the world, so to be recognised as one of those is truly special.
“I have been a photographer for many years, and have learnt so many things over the years that have got me to where I am today. I am going to continue my work, and hope that people continue to enjoy my creations going forward.”
The awards were presented at a glamourous ceremony in London. Picking the cream of the photographic crop, the annual awards celebrate the industry’s greatest collaborators. Chosen from over 1000 entries, Pete’s winning image is the recipient of a £6000 prize fund, as well as the coveted award. A fresh and captivating makeover portrait of a young woman lying in a field surrounded by daisies, the incredible lighting and colouring give the image a somewhat vintage feel, while allowing its modernity to shine through. The star of the photograph is Libby Simpson from Cirencester, who, alongside Pete, is also the recipient of a £500 prize.
Running a traditional bricks and mortar independent studio in Marlborough, he works with clients globally. Currently celebrating his 25thyear of business, Pete has a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of what it takes to create some truly great images. Having seen the industry change as technology has moved on, he is one of the original photographers and uses his knowledge built up over time, along with the modern-day tricks of the trade, to capture time sensitive, spur of the moment and portrait images gloriously.
To find out more about Pete and his incredible work, visit his website: http://www.petedaviesphotography.co.uk
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