To say that I was shocked was an understatement. Throughout the night I kept dropping the F-bomb (what's new?!) from sheer surprise/amazement/joy. The yelling and cheering from my work colleagues, who are a part of the Sydney photographic community, caught myself and patrons off guard. Thank you for your squeals and cheering! To my family and friends who turned up, thank you! To judge Ingvar Kenne, thank you for your kind words and thank you for voting for my photographs. To SunStudios thank you for holding such an esteemed event for up and coming photographers and assistants in the industry, as well as encouraging, promoting, nurturing talent. Congratulations to Peter Sharp for First Place and Felipe Neeves for receiving Highly Commended, both your images are wonderful and I am happy to be placed amongst such fine photographers.
There are moments as a creative that you look at your work and doubt what you're producing. But it's milestones like this where you are reminded that you are on the right path. In saying that, I hope to create more photographs that tell stories that people can emotionally gravitate to.
Event Photographs by Nick Turner