This year the Harry Page photographic competition has been won by Angus Hamilton with his striking image of Futuro House, a pop-up installation on the roof of Central St Martin’s in London. Judge Tim McCoy Page said “The quality and range of styles this year was incredible and made judging pretty difficult.
The winning photograph was taken using an Canon Digital SLR EOS 5D Mk3. The lens was an 16-35mm set at an aperture of f5.0 with an 1/15sec exposure and ISO3200. The image was judged to be not only technically and creatively well crafted but also of an intriguing subject. The fibreglass house was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the 1960’s and is thought to be one of 100 that were manufactured, of which around 60 still survive. It was extensively restored and recently installed temporarily at Central Saint Martins near Kings Cross in London.
Second place went to Robert Downden’s night-time photograph of Malostranka Metro Station in Prague, which was taken using a Nikon Digital SLR D7000 with a 11.0 -16.0mm lens set at an aperture of f5.0 at 1/4sec exposure and ISO1000. The underground metro station was opened in 1978 and is one of 17 stations on the Line A.
Jeremy Gostick took third place with an unusual angle on the Kijk Kubus in Rotterdam. It was shot with a Canon Digital SLR EOS 700D with an 18-55mm lens set at an aperture of f/7.1 with 1/125sec exposure and ISO100. The picture was taken on the recent C20 Society trip to the Netherlands, and shows an external elevation of the 1984 development by architect Piet Blom.
Many congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who entered the competition.