Exhibitions, Awards and Publications
You hate hearing it, and it's a cliché.. "I'm an awarded, published and exhibited photographer", and it's usually an online magazine no one's ever heard of, or an exhibit at the local cafe that no-one saw, and it leaves a sour taste in people's mouth, especially amongst the gossiping cliques in online forums.. so I guess I have to try and find some of the stuff i've done and post it here. To be honest, I hate having to open with it on networking websites too, and I hate all this sell yourself lark, especially as an introvert, plus it's pretty weird repeating the words 'photography', 'studio' etc every other sentence for SEO, yet here we are, and it's a necessary evil in the creative industry.
If anything, due in part to a poor memory, and in part to being too lazy to find it, there will be loads of stuff I've left out, and it's completely up to you either way as to whether you care and it aids your interest in me as a photographer or Splash Point Photo as a photography studio (SEO - BOOM!) location!? As long as it keeps the trolls happy, and Google's bots trawling my website for listings, then it's all good I guess!
Part of an exhibit in Madrid. This exact gallery print now hangs in our boudoir location after staying with a few friends in Spain.
And not every outlet you find online is a waste of time. During lockdown, I saw it as a challenge to get in a bunch of publications to talk about stuff when nothing else was happening, plus small victories can sometimes open doors too. Content is king, and so is keeping busy for your sanity. I also found Chiiz Magazine on the competition circuit, where I won a few features and to be part of an exhibit in India. Being on the theme of female empowerment, Chiiz also made a donation on behalf of exhibitors to Pinkshe, a foundation providing much needed sanitary products.
Back before I had a clue about portrait photography and had only just picked up a camera, I was published in Savage Tattoo magazine with selfies.. I mean, looking back at the images now, they weren't great, so it was more to do with my tattoos then the pictures of course! I've had stuff published in American Car Magazine. I was in Nuts and the NME for winning their joint (I think it was the same publishers) live music photography competition the one year. I've had photo of the day in Smithsonian Magazine and in Professional Photographer magazine. I was one of the mind charity photo competition winners with Cewe which made photography press and local rags. Errr, I won the contemporary wildlife category at the West Midlands Safari Park the one year. I placed top three (maybe even won one, I can't remember) in a couple of things with the Photography Societies - I think that was for a product photography comp and a Art Nude comp. I've won, placed and/or been commended on Guru Shots, View Bug and Photo Crowd numerous times. I was part of one of the Wex Photographic photographer of the year exhibitions (that one also hangs in the boudoir), and I believe at one point one of my images of Selfridges Birmingham was chosen for decor in their Birmingham shop via a competition they were running too. a part of Rankin Creatives 'Unseen' exhibition - fun fact, Rankin once messaged me on Facebook saying "great mind think alike" - it sounds way more impressive than it was, but I did get to meet him off the back of it long before the unseen exhibit. I've done Photoplus Photography Magazine a bunch of times. Stuff, stuff, and if I can find more stuff, I'll add it in. I know I have certificates knocking around somewhere. :)
Published in Amateur Photographer Magazine
My image of Amo on a stand at the Photography Show
Published in Art Of Portrait Magazine
Second place in the product photography competition with the Societies - ironically based in Rhyl. It was never on the cards i'd move here then!
Guru Shot exhibit - see video below
I don't remember this, but I found it o the hard drive. Page 20 is ours :)
Published in Photoplus Magazine
Published in Boudoir Inspiration Magazine
Photo of the year in ePHOTOzine
Published in EBody Magazine
Published in American Car Magazine
Certificate of Contemporary Wildlife Photography win
I was the official St Patrick's Photographer, so they often used my images.
Expert's pick and Win,
One images can only win once.