Yin and Yang

So it goes that you can’t have success without failure. Having written recently about not making it into the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, I received an e-mail from the Association of Photographers (AOP) saying that I had been selected as a Finalist for the 32nd Annual AOP Awards. If I whooted, I would whoot, whoot at this point, but I don’t, so I won’t, but I am really rather pleased.

Judging was done on digital images and I’ve had to submit a print for the exhibition. This has been made rather easy by the AOP collaborating with The Print Space, where I uploaded my file, The Print Space print it, and they keep it for mounting.

The Awards Presentation evening takes place at The Old Truman Brewery in London on Thursday October 8th, and I guess the combination of awards evening and brewery should make for a lively affair. The exhibition of the finalists prints will open on the night and will run until the 11th October, alongside ShootLDN and as part of The Old Truman Brewery’s Photoblock, before the exhibition goes on a tour of the country. There is also a printed book of all the finalists images.

My successful image is from a recent commission from Remember Creative which I wrote about here. Thanks to all involved in pulling this together.