2018 – HCA’s Young Photographer – Private View
Published on 23.03.18
Thank you to all who attended last nights private view, we hope you enjoyed seeing all of the fantastic entries from this year’s competition! It was great to finally meet the winners! We asked a few of them to tell us what inspired them to take their winning photographs… Above – 1st
Thank you to all who attended last nights private view, we hope you enjoyed seeing all of the fantastic entries from this year’s competition!
It was great to finally meet the winners! We asked a few of them to tell us what inspired them to take their winning photographs…
Above – 1st Prize Winner of Category One Harry told us – “This photograph represents the determined mind of something so simplistic in the adversity of the overwhelming inevitable. When I look at the photograph it is hard to think about what would have happened next. The boy is entering into a world of nothing but the unknown. For him the unseen will soon become the seen. I always think the thing about creating photographs is that by not being physically able to see the whole story you can create the rest of the picture mentally.”
Above – 3rd Prize Winner of Category Two Anna told us – Following an accident where I feel into a green house, I badly damaged my thumb and was rushed to Birmingham Children hospital to have thumb, and tendon reattached in surgery! After 9 months of physio and a lot of patience I began to use my thumb again. It was scary trying to let it heal but moving it so the tendon didn’t get stuck and freeze, this would have meant I would lose the ability to use it. I was a gymnast. My ‘Bravery’ photo was taken as a selfie on a timer of me and my friends, this was the first time I attempted a handstand on a hard surface …and I did it!
Above – Highly Commended Prize Winner of Category Two Ryan told us – I don’t really have an inspiration for photography I just enjoy it. This is a photo I took when exploring the abandoned train line out past Holme Lacy with a few of my mates. It was roughly three kilometres long and took about twenty five minutes to walk through.
All of the other entries were exhibited electronically during last night’s private view –
Visitors to the private view also got the chance to try out Cyanotype printing, a process discovered by English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. They placed acetate and found objects onto paper coated in light sensitive emulsion, and then exposed it to UV light. The process is quick and simple and produces striking blue prints.