Hot shots

As ever, there were some fine seafood images in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, the results of which were announced this week.

The competition has become the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography. More than 7,000 images were entered from 60 countries this year alone, and were judged by a panel including David Loftus (Jamie Oliver’s photographer), food critic Jay Rayner and Ruth Rogers from The River Cafe.

We were particularly delighted to see that one of Caroline Trotter’s images came Highly Commended in the Politics of Food category, after we featured some of her work in a newsletter early last year, to coincide with her Fife Fishermen’s photography exhibition at Fife’s Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Seafood was a popular theme throughout the twenty different categories. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourites.

Petra Novotná (1st prize, Cream of the Crop)

Petra Novotná: 1st prize, Cream of the Crop

Anne Watson, (Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures)

Anne Watson: Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures

Oliver Hauser (Highly Commended, Cream of the Crop)

Oliver Hauser: Highly Commended, Cream of the Crop

Caroline Trotter (Highly Commended, Politics of Food)

Caroline Trotter: Highly Commended, Politics of Food

Nicky Walsh, (2nd prize, Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture)

Nicky Walsh: 2nd prize, Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture

Michael O Meara (2nd prize, Bring Home the Harvest)

Michael O’Meara: 2nd prize, Bring Home the Harvest

Moe Kafer, (Highly Commended, The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action)

Moe Kafer: Highly Commended, The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action

Colin Campbell, (Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture)

Colin Campbell: Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture

Howard Shooter, (Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures)

Howard Shooter: Highly Commended, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures

Emma Boyns, (Highly Commended, FoodFood Sn-apping)

Emma Boyns: Highly Commended, Food Sn-apping

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