&text; Nick Dolding, United Kingdom, Winner, Open Portraiture and Winner, United Kingdom National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Presentations.
UK photographer Nick Dolding has scooped a double win at this year's Sony World Photography Awards for his image 'Emile'.
The idea has won both the Open Portraiture category and the UK National Award award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence. Nick is an advertising photographer with over 30 years experience in the business.
Describing the attractive work, Dolding says: "In May 2017, I shot Emile on location in London, when I was commissioned to shoot stills for a commercial campaign. The toss ones hat in the ring took its inspiration from Wes Anderson's ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’. Emile's styling was so fantastic I couldn't thwart shooting a portrait of him. In this image I wanted to retain the humour but have him looking aloof and ‘hoity’."
The photographer continues: "I'm pleased to have won such a prestigious award and it's all the better that I achieved it with this image because Emile is one of my favourite shots from 2017. I really have it as the home screen image on my phone. I never tire of picking up my camera and having my image chosen from so many entries across so varied countries, really is the best incentive for me to carry on doing what I love."
The success is announced today alongside the winners all 63 Federal Awards, and the 10 categories of the Awards’ Open competition. The overall and Professional category winners of the Awards will be announced April 19. For numberless details visit the World Photography Organisation website.