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I’m an award-winning photographer!

So today I found out that I won a pretty big competition on the Portrait Photo Awards for my portrait of the lovely Jennifer Cole Fernandes. I’ve been taking pictures properly for less than a year now and it’s been a hugely challenging but rewarding experience. From shooting people ad-hoc in an office to working with the likes of Uber, Magnum and Absolut to winning my first award. I can’t quite believe how quickly it’s all gone. I want to thank everyone who has helped me, listened to me guided me and sat for me. All the travelling to people’s houses, helping out friends and spending all my spare time experimenting and learning (instead of seeing friends and family) is only possible because I have amazing people around me and supporting me. Special thanks to @emi1y_maguire for putting up with me @dateconcierge for finding people for me to shoot and @andrewibbotson for letting me turn his office into a makeshift studio. Thank you everyone. You can see my photo and other amazing photos at the following link.

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Project Portrait: Day 62

Day 62 of Project Portrait, this time we have Maureen, Emily’s auntie – on her dad’s side. But first I’d like to apologise for not getting this out to you yesterday. I’m in Gambia right now and the internet here is nothing short of terrible, so finding a reliable connection has been a struggle. But hopefully I’ve found a fix and you should see some of my work out here. I’ve met Maureen a few times and each time she’s always had a house full of people be they friends, family or a mix of the two. She’s always been very kind to me and I think that shows in this picture. From the stories I’ve heard she’s someone who has always chosen to have an interesting life above a simple one, something I have always tried to do. This photo was taken at her home in De Beauvoir, Islington.