Philip Field ARPS wins award at Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

28 April 2018

Competitions

On Tuesday 24th April, the awards ceremony for Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2018 was held at the Mall Galleries in London.  With over 8000 entries from 60 countries across the world, Bath based photographer and RPS Associate Philip Field was shortlisted as a finalist in three categories and took home the Fujifilm Award for Innovation with his image entitled ‘Ostrich Horizon’.

The prestigious award now entitles Philip to a 6-month relationship with Fujifilm, free loan of Fujifilm X-series products along with support and marketing assistance for upcoming photography projects.


Fujifilm category at the Pink Lady Food Photographer awards copyright Michael Pritchard FRPS
Picture copyright: Michael Pritchard FRPS

When asked about what the award meant, Philip said,

“I’m truly delighted to have been presented with this award and it was a total surprise to find I’d been selected as Fujifilm’s top choice. I’ve such a love for photography and travel and I’ve been fortunate to have been commended in several national competitions throughout the years. However, to actually win is another thing, especially in a competition as highly regarded as Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year. Knowing I now have the support and expertise of a company like Fujifilm to help support my career is a dream come true.”

Philip went on to explain the story behind his winning image, which was selected from his original category entry of ‘Food in the Field’.

“In March 2017, I joined the Bristol based charity African Initiatives to photograph a story on the Maasai women of Northern Tanzania. Our journey to reach Loliondo District at the tip of northern Tanzania started early in Arusha where we were greeted by two Maasai guides with a Land Cruiser. To my delight, they had decided our 8-hour route would take us directly across the plains of the Serengeti. After 5-hours of driving, with the light dimming and still very much in a land of endless horizons, we found ourselves navigating through a bumpy dip in the terrain where our driver stopped for a convenience break. As we got out to stretch our legs, I spotted a flock of Ostriches springing across the brow of the hill above. Fortunately, my camera with telephoto lens was in hand, and I was able to quickly capture this long range shot before the flock disappeared 30 seconds later."

The RPS would additionally like to congratulate Max Robinson FRPS who was also shortlisted for the competition.

For more on Philip’s work and this story, visit his website: www.philipfield.com/fujifilm-innovation-award-2018/ or follow him on Instagram at @philipfieldphoto.

Picture copyright: Ostrich Horizon by Philip Field ARPS