It was a closely run contest in our F/factor competition, where the public have a chance to vote for their favourite image at the Festival. This year’s theme was street photography and you can see the winning images on our Facebook page. Congratulations to the following photographers:-
!st – Tony Sellen (Evolution)
2nd – Tony Sellen (The Reverend)
3rd – Brecciaroli (Rebel Mayo)
4th – Gearoid Hayes (Floating Flowershop)
Other high votes and not in vote order:-
Alice Gardoni (As Life 2)
AYLC (Shadow Lines)
Bob Chiu (Hiking in the snow)
Helena Sikk ( Fixing the Bike in 2017)
Ilya Trofimenko (Summer In The City)
John Kelly ( Little China Girl)
John Kelly (Watch the Master)
Kant Rathod (The Lost Art of Conversation)
Keith Davies (Ice Cream)
Maria Kalogiorgi (Man Counting His Money)
Mark Heathcote (Zombie Love)
Matthew Pritchard (Homeward Bound)
Maya Simeon ( Angel Kid)
Mayur Channagere (Old and Forgotten)
Michael Callagher (Wine By The Canal)
Muge Karatas (Stop)
Natasha Bennett (Dog Walker)
Nicola Breen (water competition)
Pablo Ruiz (The Right Step)
Samantha Connolly (Only Passing Through)
Stuart Cashmore (Lonely Table)
Tony Sellen (Running in Circles)
A big thank you to our judge Filip Gierlinski and to everyone who attended our Private View on 16 May 2018.
Street photography is the observation of juxtaposition and humour, capturing the quirky moments of life in an everyday urban environment. It depicts the relationship between people v. architecture and how they live in and use the space.
You can see Filip’s Best in Show, runners up and honourable mentions at our Festival 17-19 May and on our Facebook page.
It’s been some time now since I have been part of the fantastic London Photo Festival, but my memories of it are still quite vivid. I heard about the LPF from one of my teachers at University in Germany, where I used to study for a Teacher’s degree in Fine Art at that time. Since I was planning to spend a semester abroad in London anyway and now found out there would be a chance to exhibit my work, I didn’t hesitate a second and booked my space.
So finally the big day of the private view came and I remember walking around the exhibition thinking “damn, there are some really good photographer’s in this show, who really know how to use their camera.” A little bit embarrassed about my own photo I tried to look at the positive sides, like that I got to meet a lot of interesting people and generally the whole experience of exhibition practice was very helpful. So, as I was in company of nice people and good wine, you can imagine how I surprised I was, when suddenly my name was called out for “Best in Show”.
I didn’t expect it at all I can’t emphasize this enough!) and I think it actually took me a few days to realize everything. Also the fact that my picture got sold straight from the show seemed very unreal at first. It was all too good. I’m still in touch with the collector who bought my piece and it’s such a nice thing to know my photo is now hanging miles away in somebody else’s living room.
Still, what was even more important to me – That night, after winning the award, my boosted ego decided to take my career as an artist seriously, quite my studies in Germany, stay in London and finish my Fine Art degree here. Looking back, there isn’t much to say other than: It has been the best decision I’ve ever made. After two wonderful years full of art, putting up and taking down many more shows and finally graduating from Uni, I am know back in Germany, Berlin dividing my time between working for a gallery and concentrating on my own art work.
Nothing left to say than life is good. In fact, it’s great and I really have to thank everyone from the LPF, without whom all this might have never happened.
We teamed up with WPF Therapy to run a competition to help them adorn their walls with great art. Congratulations to the following 12 photographers who have made the penultimate round, with the final winning images being selected on 8 March. Good luck everyone!
Iu Chung Hong
Judy Vere Parkinson
The World Around Us Photography Competition
We are looking for images that epitomise where you live and it is our aim to get entries from every country in the WORLD! This includes separate states, provinces or counties – for example, we are not just looking for images from the USA, we’d be looking for images from all 50 states or from every county in the UK etc.
- You can only enter one image, so make sure you select your best work!
- We will then select our favourite 30 images for exhibition in London for three months – enter here
Image: Claudette Dudley
London Photo Festival
There are still a few spaces left for our Festival in May (the theme is street photography) but be quick before they sell out! You can book your place on our website.
Image: Alice Gardoni