Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year
As a photographer there are hundreds of competitions to regularly enter across the world. From regional print competitions with local camera clubs, national governing bodies, through to international competitions by organisations such as the BBC.
Most, you merrily submit your work to and forget about, until one spring morning when you receive “the call” from Kennel Club headquarters in London. To say I was a little taken aback was an under statement.
The dog industry in the UK revolves around the Kennel Club, it’s like the holy grail. Therefore, winning it’s international competition isn’t something you expect to do 18 months into your new career.
You will understand when I tell you it takes nearly three months for the judges to narrow down and sift the results from around the world. In 2015, there were a handful of entries, well… 13,000 from 90 different countries around the globe.
The two Afghans that won the Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year award for 2015, will be a key image of my career.