Most Promising British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2015
It is with great honour that I get to call myself a winner at the inaugural Underwater Photographer of the Year competition. I was awarded the title of “Most Promising British Underwater Photographer”.
I’m still slightly shocked to be honest. This is the first major competition I have ever entered and I never expected to win one of these coveted titles. I owe a huge thanks to the judges, Alex Mustard, Martin Edge & Peter Rowlands.
Two of my images were also placed in individual categories. The liferafts at the Salem Express received a highly commended in the International wrecks category. And a backlit goby was awarded 3rd place in the Up & Coming worldwide category. Wow! I love both these images, but would never have expected to do so well amid some exceptionally high competition.
Interestingly, I was one of the few photographers on a mirrorless set up. The wreck was shot on an OMD- EM1 and the goby on an OMD-EM5, a testament to the quality of equipment that we now have access to as underwater photographers.