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Not only has Kingsbridge-based photographer Martyn Norsworthy ‘done the double’ with one of his award-winning images, three of his images have also been awarded bronze in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition.
Hard on the heels of securing Bronze for his image ‘Kiss Me’ in the One Eyeland World’s Top 10 Wedding Photos Competition, that same beautiful image has now received the same accolade in the World’s Top 10 Black & White Photos Contest 2021.
Martyn, who considers the One Eyeland World’s Top 10 amongst the hardest contests in the industry, explained how very special it is to achieve such a high level of recognition across two different categories with the same image.
He said: “There are individual panels of judges for each category so to have two independent sets of experts choose one image across two disciplines when they are looking at different techniques, different criteria, really does indicate just how exceptional they consider that image to be.
“I could not be more thrilled, especially as none of my entries into competitions are ever ‘staged’ shots but always real images. ‘Kiss Me’ was from a local wedding I had the pleasure of shooting and these results demonstrate that my clients can expect international award-winning quality photographs from me even when working within the time constraints of an actual wedding.
“Achieving success in the Black & White category is particularly rewarding as I believe there is a purity when working in monochrome and some of my most iconic images have been shot that way.”
One Eyeland is an online platform showcasing photographers’ work from around the globe, with judging at both international level and within each country. Even once adjudged a winner, there is a further selection process whereby only the top two percent of images are invited to appear within the annual volume of One Eyeland’s Best of The Best Photographers.
Regarded as ‘not just a book, a collectors’ item’, this is the industry’s bible - a Who’s Who of international photographers - and Martyn’s work will now feature in both the 2020 and 2021 editions.
For more information see www.oneeyeland.com
Just after receiving this news, Martyn learned that three of his images had won international recognition, winning three Bronze Awards in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition, which attracts in excess of 1,500 entries each month.
The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected national photographic body and its members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.
Steven and Lesley Thirsk, Directors of the Guild, said – “We are both delighted that Martyn has achieved this award. The guild has very demanding standards when judging photography competitions. In fact, the judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so it is an achievement to be, quite rightly, proud of.”
On hearing the news Martyn said: "September is truly a great month so far, these Bronze Awards are very welcome in a very busy month."
You can find out more about the Guild at its website www.photoguild.co.uk, and more about Norsworthy Photography at their website www.norsworthyphotography.com
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