Last week I attended the Master Photographers Association (MPA) Diamond Jubilee Awards at the Movenpick Hotel, Sentosa. The MPA is a UK institution for professional photographers but they have a large number of members living and working in Singapore and South East Asia. Photographers were invited to submit their best work for the annual print competition (in the Far East). There were 10 categories ranging from Classical Wedding, Contemporary Portrait, Fashion to Commercial & Advertising. I submitted 4 photos to the Classical Portrait category and was surprised when one of the photos was not only short-listed for the category final but was actually awarded the winner. Even more of a surprise was that the photo was then awarded the overall prize from all 10 categories.
The photograph of Mira is one of my favourites from this year and was one of a number of great shots we got when she and her twin brother came into the photo studio a couple of months ago.