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Top 20 Portraits in Hospitality 2017

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TOP 20 PORTRAITS IN HOSPITALITY 2017

So the votes have been counted and a fierce battle for first place was fought!  2000 votes were cast and thanks to all who voted and got involved.  We ended with a clear winner, Simon Hulstone taken by Adrian Franklin on top of the High Commission of New Zealand at New Zealand House, Haymarket, London.

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The winner
Simon Hulstone by Adrian Franklin
Ruth Hansom by Adrian Franklin
Ruth Hansom

Second Place

Ruth Hansom, winner of Young National National Chef of the Year 2017 was photographed at The Ritz Hotel, London for Craft Guild of Chefs.

Tony Parkin and Graham Garrett
Tony Parkin and Graham Garrett

Third Place

Graham Garrett and Tony Parkin were photographed at The West House, Biddenden, Kent for Chef Focus, Hospitality Media.

The Winner and Runners up will receive:

Winning Portrait with the most votes will be sent an A3 Giclée framed print.

Portrait with the 2nd most votes will be sent an A4 Giclée framed print.

Portrait with the 3rd most votes will be sent an A4 Giclée framed print.

 

 Photographers

Simon Burt, David Cotsworth, Adrian Franklin, James Hole, Ben Meadows, Jim Varney and Jim Wileman

 

What makes a great portrait?

A key element must be capturing the subject’s personality and characteristics or capturing them in a way that they’re not normally seen.   The composition and how the subject is positioned and is framed through the lens are paramount.

Other influences other than the subject itself are: lighting, quality of lens, styling of the shot, humour and any post production.

It’s an emotional journey when examining a portrait which, if you’ve wondered around the National Portrait Gallery you’ll know. A powerful portrait allows you momentarily to access a person’s world.