Photographer snaps awards in triplicate at Perth Royal Show

Photographer snaps awards in triplicate at Perth Royal Show

WANNEROO resident Jean Wilson won three awards at Perth Royal Show’s 30th Perth National Photographic Exhibition last month.

Ms Wilson won the best print award, as well as first prize in the open monochrome section, plus first and second prizes in the creative/altered reality section.

“Five years ago I purchased my first DSLR camera and like a lot of people realised that I did not know how to use it correctly,” she said.

“I joined the Northern Exposure Photographers Group and soon learnt not only how to use my camera well, but also learnt how to take really good photographs.

“Coming from an art background I soon fell in love with compositing (photo-manipulation), creating impossible surreal and fantasy images that tell interesting or unusual stories.”

Another Wanneroo resident, Olivia Vincent, won first and second prizes in the open colour prints section.

Judges said the winning print exhibited a harmonious colour palette.

“The whole image demonstrates an exercise in restraint and is somewhere between a portrait and a memory,” they said.

The photographs will be on display for the duration of the Perth Royal Show in the Wilkinson Gallery, and visitors can vote for their favourite under the people’s choice banner.