I’m a Brighton based photographer specialising in portraits, events and marketing photography. However, in my free time I love to work on documentary photography projects too, so when I saw there was a documentary photography competition running in Brighton, I jumped at the chance to enter.
The theme for the One Planet City photography competition was sustainability, and it was organised by two Brighton based social enterprises; Bioregional and FotoDocument. Entrants were invited to submit their sustainability photographs of the city in one or more of ten categories, which included Health & Happiness, Sustainable Materials and Sustainable Transport.
The submissions were judged by a panel of industry professionals including: Nina Emett (Director, FotoDocument), Mariama Attah (Photoworks), Anthony Probert (Bioregional), Simon Roberts (Photographer), Melanie Friend (Photographer) and Murray Ballard (Photographer).
I was delighted to discover that my photographs were awarded first prizes in both the Zero Waste and Land Use & Wildlife categories! Both entries were taken specifically for the competition, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to tell the story behind the pictures.