Whilst I was in college studying photography, I was given an assignment to photograph the interior of a Chapel within a convent in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. For this shoot, I used a 5X4 inch monorail plate camera which was simply wonderful to use, given that it was completely manual and not like any other camera I had used before. I would still love a 5X4 camera of my own even today…
To my surprise, my course lecturer who I believe was a member of ‘BIPP’, chose to enter my image into the upcoming North West region, ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’ (BIPP) awards, 10th – 13th November 1985.
I was even more astonished to hear that my photograph had been chosen to win a ‘First Merit’ award in the student category of this prestigious BIPP North West region Competition.
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British Institute of Professional Photography, ‘First Merit’ award winning image from 1985Tweet