I am The SWPP Event photographer of the Year 2011.
Judges comment: “The emotion of the image was caught at just the right moment and makes the viewer wish that they were there.”
As I posted a couple of weeks back I had been nominated for 2 SWPP Photographer of the year awards.
Well, the award ceremony was held in London on Sunday night, hosted by the Society of Wedding and Portrait photographers. The award winners were announced by TV presenter Phillipa Forester.
Thankfully I didn't have too long to wait for my categories as they where read out in alphabetical order. Sadly I was only a runner up in the Interior Architecture photographer of the Year category, the winner being the extremely talented Maltese photographer Christopher Azzopardi.
But the good news is that I won the Event photographer of the year 2011 for my photograph taken at the Bloodstock Festival.
I'm the one with the moustache, which was partly grown as a dare for the awards ceremony, I didn't even know I had been nominated for an award when I accepted the challenge!
'Event Photographer of the Year 2011' has been awarded to Dartford based photographer Martin Hobby. The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) presented Martin with this prestigious accolade at their 2011 annual awards ceremony. The dinner was hosted this year by SWPP’s own Juliet Jones and television presenter Philippa Forrester.