York Photographic Society's annual Monochrome Print Competition was held on the 6th February 2015 and was judged by Stephen Dean LRPS. Over 60 prints were entered and these were whittled down to 3 commended images, 3 highly commended and 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Stephen provided detailed and insightful comments on each of the prints, finally settling on Rob Swallow’s entry titled ‘Mablethorpe’. Stephen was struck by the almost surreal nature of the image, with numerous ambiguous and intriguing elements that were reminiscent of the work of Martin Parr. In second place was Allan Harris’s ‘Elephant Texture and 3rd was ‘Hand Painted’ by Neville Turton.
In first Place - ‘Mablethorpe’ by Rob Swallow
In second place ‘Elephant Texture’ by Allan Harris.
In third place ‘Hand Painted’ by Neville Turton
The six images in the grid below are the highly commended (top row) and commended (bottom rows) images.