This image was one of four images chosen as a winner and finalists in the people category for the Renaissance Photography Prize 2010.
It’s called Fish Chips and Mushy Peas. I had to move Manula nearer to the fish and chips sign to get this image. She is just giving me a telling off for my cheekiness!
Although it didn’t win first prize in the category, it was used on all the publicity posters and flyers, was in the times newspaper and it was fun to go to the celebrity gala and see my image in the exhibition. the image did sell on the night raising even more for the charity.
The Renaissance Photography competition raised over £40,000 for The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. Incidentally this image is of Barry Love AKA Manula Bang Bang, who was sponsored by Marks and Spencers to wear this dress for Brighton Pride 2008, she told me this on flickr when she first saw the image, so that’s twice this dress managed to help breast cancer causes, a lovely coincidence,