Provisional Photographer of the Year 2015

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

I am so very pleased to be able to announce that this week I have been awarded Runner-up BIPP SE Region Provisional Photographer of the Year 2015.

The standards required by the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) are really high, so to receive any award is such an honour.

This year all winning entries are being exhibited at the Camera Cafe Gallery in London until Tuesday 17th November. It is such a privilege to see one’s work on display amongst images by some of the best photographers in the country.

South East Awards Exhibition Invitation

If you are in the area then please do pop in and take a look, you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t make it then the images can also be seen on the BIPP web site here.

Take care

Rich

London Photo Walk Pt. 2

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

As I mentioned in a previous post, my friend and fellow photographer Jackie Wood invited me to London for a photo walk. The main reason for the trip, besides having some time to catch up with Jackie and enjoy a relaxing afternoon, was to take part in an evening photo walk.

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

I like the ghostly images of people crossing the Millennium Bridge with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background.

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

This shot has the “Walkie-Talkie” building on the left, the “Shard” on the right, and Tower Bridge in there distance at the centre.

More soon,

Rich

 

 

 

London Photo Walk

© Richard Danter

I was recently invited in to London by fellow photographer and good friend Jackie Wood. The initial plan was to join an evening photo walk to capture images of London lit up after dark. It seemed like a good idea, but since I don’t get in to London often I suggested we make a day of it.

The photos here were taken during the day as we found our bearings. It may seem odd but I have never seen Tower Bridge raised for a ship to pass, so we headed over. Jackie was prepared with a timetable for the expected openings for the day and we managed to catch not just one but two passages of a tall ship.

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

It was also a great location to capture the old and new across the river, the Tower of London itself, plus the “Walkie-Talkie” building and the “Gherkin”.

The number of cranes shows how much building work is still going on in London.

After that we headed over to the Tower to see the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, a sea of ceramic poppies. Planted in the moat around the Tower, each poppy represents a British soldier who lost his life in World War One.

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

The poppies are available to buy, with proceeds going to services charities.

© Richard Danter

© Richard Danter

Take care,

Rich