JAN 01] AVON
Andrew Snaps Up National Award
wedding, lifestyle and portrait photography in Warwickshire and the
West Midlands visit
Warwickshire photographer has beaten off competition from thousands of
rivals to win a national award.
Sheppard, who runs Wellesbourne-based Avon Studios, was given a
distinction for his work -
a location portrait of three girls from Moreton Morrell: Polly Lepage-Norris
and her cousins Rebecca and Emily Schofield.
WITH HIS AWARD-WINNING PHOTO
than 1,100 entries from all over the country came in for the Fujifilm
Wedding and Portrait Awards in the quarterly national competition.
prize means Andrew is now through to the high-profile annual finals of
the prestigious competition, which will be staged at the BAFTA
building in London’s Piccadilly in May.
is only the second time I’ve entered for these awards. And to have
been awarded a distinction is wonderful.
thanks largely to my work on our new range of lifestyle photography
with national award winning photographer Annabel Williams that
I’ve managed to achieve this success.
this award proved that our decision to move contemporary lifestyle
photography is definitely the way forward for Avon Studios.
of the judges, BBC picture researcher Chloe Gee, praised the standard
of entries. She said:
was stunned by the quality of the images which displayed some real
artistry and impressed by the range of styles not usually associated
with High Street portraiture.”