There is more to being a wedding photographer than taking wedding photographs!
When I was booked to photograph the first wedding to take place at The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London I decided to visit the gallery beforehand as I always do with a venue where I haven’t worked before. It was a very enjoyable experience, and I discovered what a great man William Morris had been.
Whilst I was there I noticed that the gallery had been chosen as a finalist for the Museum of the Year competition. This is a competition organised by The Art Fund and is open to galleries and museums throughout the UK. Alongside this was a photographic competition to pick a photograph to represent each of the ten entries.
As always I had my camera with me so I decided I would see if I could create an image that would “capture the essence of William Morris” as the competition entry required.
I was walking around thinking of what this meant when a man walked past, I instinctively raised my camera and shot a frame. This is my entry and I am very pleased to say it was chosen from over 1,500 entries to represent The William Morris Gallery. Even better news was to follow when the gallery was announced as the winner and received £100,000 in funding.
This is my photograph, I hope you like it.