The winner of the Fujifilm Envisage Photography Awards 2007 is Cheshire-based photographer Ian Cartwright.
Ian’s landslide victory gains him the title Fujifilm Envisage Photographer of the Year 2007. His stunning underwater portrait of an amateur model blew the judges away: “Ian’s careful planning and technical abilities have made for a beautiful and ethereal image,” said chairman of the judging panel Llewellyn Robins.
The judges, John Parris, Dave Wall and Jo De Banzie, had no hesitation selecting Ian’s image for the top accolade: “All submitted images were of a high standard and our shortlist included a very unusual and stylish set of photographs. We each thought that Ian’s image was so elegant and tranquil… it just stood out as the natural winner,” commented Dave Wall.
Ian’s £1000 prize was presented to him on the Fujifilm stand at Focus On Imaging, NEC Birmingham. He commented: “I am so pleased, at last someone sees merit in my underwater work! I’m thrilled to have done so well in the competition this year.” Ian has recently launched a project photographing Cheshire unclothed – following the current fashions for liking your own body. See: www.dontwelookgoodwithoutclothes.com.
Ian’s good fortune doesn’t stop there: he also picked up four Awards of Excellence. Other Award of Excellence winners are Envisage members: Maria Murray, David Goff and Mark Lewis.
Fujifilm Envisage is a wedding and portrait photography initiative open to all professional and part-time photographers. Now in its 5th year, Envisage is an online resource to help you market your wedding and portrait services and includes the Envisage Awards, free exhibition stand hire, Online help Forum, one-to-one consultancy, free website hosting and much more.
For further information visit www.fujifilmenvisage.co.uk where you may also view the winning images.