London Photographer wins prestigious photography award
The WPE Awards is an International Photography Competition which runs 3 competitions a year. The first half, second half and the final (World Cup). There are currently over 11,000 members who submit their photographs. From these entries, five of Amie images scooped awards in the Animals/Pets/Insects category.
Amie achieved a bronze and three silver awards for four of her dog portraits. She won a gold award for the fifth photograph and was the overall category winner with her image titled “A Man About Town.” The image features a spitz dog and was taken on the doorstep of a house in Shoreditch, London.
Amie said, “I am honestly a little speechless that this has happened. I noticed the doorstep while photographing a lovely group of dogs on a street art walking tour and knew it was special, but I would never have thought that I would win a prestigious photography award, let alone place first in a category!”
Another image, titled “King of the Lost Toys”, scored a silver award, came 10th in the category overall, and features Amie’s dog. Her miniature pinscher named Theodore, is her inspiration and reason for becoming a pet photographer. The fine art portrait, which looks to be taken somewhere in a lush forest, was actually captured in Clapham Common in South West London.
“I absolutely adore dogs. I love every dog I meet, and my aim is to photograph them in ways that their humans have never seen before. I’m really into street photography, and dogs have such unique personalities that it’s really interesting and beautiful to take these photos of them that show the world from their perspective. A lot of people have told me that my “woodland” photographs look like paintings and are amazed when I tell them that they were taken in a local park.”
The WPE Award winners were announced at the end of May, and the second round of the annual competition is now open to entries. Amie is currently ranked 30th in the Top 100 Photographers in the world (19th in the United Kingdom ranking.) At the end of the year, the top 100 photographers receive a crystal trophy, something Amie will aim for.
Amie attended The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead at the beginning of May, where she showed her versatility by photographing dogs in The Dog Photobooth. A studio photography booth was set up, and attendees could have their dogs photographed by Amie against vibrant backdrops. It was a fun time for everyone involved, especially the dogs, as they were able to show off their best tricks and lick peanut butter to create some hilarious portraits for their humans.