The image above is Fallen Vidalia by Amy Rockett-Todd, announced winner of the London Pinhole Festival Shutter Hub Prize, at the Private View marking the start of the three day festival on Friday 24th April.
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Rockett-Todd is an artist and photographer who often works with alternative processes and has exhibited widely (she is also a member of Shutter Hub and showed her work at our Alternative Process exhibition in 2014). She said:
Thank you all at Shutter Hub and Doomed Gallery for the award! Even though I was unable to attend, I enjoyed seeing snapshots from the event as they appeared in social media and was thrilled to hear of winning the Shutter Hub Award! What a great surprise.
About the image itself she said:
The image Fallen Vidalia is from a series shot inside a concrete whale structure built by the love of one human to another originally as a gift and has sat alongside Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma, as a folly, fishing dock, swim platform, and unique roadside destination for many decades. This image is a part of a larger pinhole project titled: Baker's Dozen and was featured in an interview on Top Photography Films in 2014.
The award was announced at the Private View by Karen Harvey, Creative Development Director at Shutter Hub. In giving the award Shutter Hub were drawn to the originality and beauty of the image. The exhibition included some wonderful pinhole photography from all participants and was well received on the night. We look forward to next year's Worldwide Pinhole Day!
You can see more of Amy Rockett-Todd's work at her Shutter Hub profile, here.