Honoured to win another award… this time for ‘Election Day’ shot in 2015 during the general election, where I shot a compelling photo documentary of Simon Tobin, the UKIP candidate for Waveney.
The image “won the judges over” in the Behind the Scenes category of the 2016 Event Photography Awards.
The ceremony, which was held at Church House in Westminster was a glitzy affair, packed with photographers, media professionals and the all important judges.
Some ‘phone snaps’ are available below (it was nice to leave the camera behind for a few hours!)
The body of work tells the story of polling day – 24 hours in the life of a local man standing to become MP for Waveney.
Trying to gain access for complete coverage during polling day was rejected by the other three main parties, but Simon and the local party, to their credit opened up and allowed me complete access for 24 hours, providing an emotive glimpse at life in local politics.
No matter what party you support, whether you vote or not, all I can say is that Simon is one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to work with and although I personally might not agree with all that UKIP stand for, as a person he was top draw!