The winners of this year’s EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition were announced at a high-profile event at the House of Commons in London, where 63 shortlisted images were put on display.
Now in its eighth year, the EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition seeks creative images that capture the essence of modern industry.
The images help to raise the profile of UK manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage, as well as helping to put local firms on the map.
As well as the titles, the three successful photographers walked away with a share of £5,000 in prizes.
Ellesmere Port-based photographer Adrian Waine (54) was named Best Professional Photographer thanks to his eye-catching image, ‘Stone Slab Cutting’, taken at Natural Stone Surfaces in Derby.
It captures the use of diamond tooling and compressed air to cut through marble slabs to make worktops for kitchens.
Jakub Wasik from Runcorn, was named Best Amateur Photographer for his compelling image, ‘Process Underbody 24’, which captures the assembly of the underbody of a Range Rover Sport at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull.
Siobhan Lock (18), from Bridgend, took home the Best Young Photographer Award. Her winning image ‘Merlyn’s Magic’ was taken at Penderyn Distillary in Penderyn, Aberdare. The photograph is of Merlyn’s silver award winning cream liquor which is distilled at Penderyn Distillery.
Siobhan Lock commented: “Manufacturing is a fantastic subject matter, offering such diverse opportunities for dramatic or challenging shots. It’s a very visual industry, but still requires a good eye, skill and patience to do it justice.
“It has been an honour seeing my work on display again in the House of Commons, alongside so many other fantastic images of modern manufacturing.”
CEO of EEF, Stephen Phipson CBE said: “From investing in the future by providing high-quality apprenticeships to standing right at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturing is the perfect illustration of British ingenuity, creativity and innovation.
“All the talented photographers shortlisted this year are to be congratulated on their incredible images that brilliantly reflect the dynamism of our sector.”
The manufacturing photography competition will run again in 2018 – details will be announced next year. For more information visit: http://www.eef.org.uk/photo