I am absolutely delighted to announce that my self-portrait has won at the 2021 British Photography Awards. The photo was taken during the first few months of lockdown, using my newly built 16″x16″ camera.
It’s been a tough year for everyone, but particularly hard for those in the performing arts.
My aim was to show solidarity with the incredible community of artists, musicians, actors and performers who had not only lost their income but their audience too. I tried to show this sense of loss through a single image. These people spend their life bringing joy to others, to celebrate life through sharing their talents and bringing people together.
To be awarded this prestigious accolade for this photo I hope brings attention to the plight of all performing artists. These incredible people deserve to be applauded, respected and celebrated, and I will continue to do my best to support and elevate these wonderful artists, as best I can, through my work.