I am immensely proud to be Contributing Editor on this inspiring,
challenging and beautifully designed magazine, where you will find
features on Climate Change, Plastic Pollution, Sustainable Fashion,
and our cover story on the Hong Kong Democracy Activists as captured
by photographer Nicola Longobardi
Massive thanks to all who have been involved in putting this book of
visual delights together, especially my fellow Perfect Bounders :
Karena Callen, Geoff Waring, Shelly Vella, Tessa Clayton, Sam Hoad,
Piers Golden, and our new features editor Gareth Stevens; together
with an amazing cast of guest contributors which reads as a who's who
of photography and creative royalty.
Perfect Bound magazine is a contemporary print publication for curious minds.
Volume#3, the TRUTH issue, is available now from the Perfect Bound website,
Tate gallery bookshops, and select magazine stores.
NEWS FEATURE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
We talk to Wendy Carrig who won a Gold in the 2019 Awards. Wendy, a
long term member, has been instrumental in reinstating the f22 group -
Women Photographers at the AOP. Read more to find out about her winning
image and the overall impact her continued involvement with the Awards
has had on her career.
Tell us more about your Selected image and the story behind it?
This image forms part of a series of fashion portraits of photographer,
dog hotelier and ex-model Liddie Holt, taken at her home in Somerset.
This was a personal collaborative project that was later accepted for
Can you tell us something surprising about the image?
There were a number of dogs on set that day including dachshunds Ernie
and Vincent; and a gentlemen of a Giant Irish Wolfhound called big Ron.
It was also my assistant’s birthday, but she didn’t tell us! So a big
shout out to superwoman Julie Stewart!
What impact has being a gold winner in last year’s awards had on your career?
Winning GOLD was euphoric and surreal, and I even received two new work
commissions the day after the Awards ceremony. I’ve since been invited
to speak at a number of photography colleges; and I am currently enjoying
judging SUN#31 the Shot Up North Photography Awards. Winning increases
profile and confidence, and gives conformation that the work we create
is enjoyed and appreciated. It has spurred me on to explore different
areas of photography and always challenge the perceived limits of my
What does the AOP do for you?
The first year I set up on my own as a photographer I joined AFAEP and
was very pleased to have an image accepted into the Awards. That year
the Awards ceremony was held at London’s Cafe Royal and my work and
name was put in front of an amazing audience of high profile clients
and art directors. This type of exposure was a massive springboard into
the industry for me (possibly even more so in the days before social
media) and helped to immediately establish my career. This year I
was pleased to be involved in the relaunch of f22, the AOP women’s
photography group. We aim to support AOP women photographers at all
stages of their career and challenge the continuing gender inequality
within our industry.
Have you got any advice for photographers considering entering the next awards?
Be original. Be brave. If you are not sure whether to enter your work
show it to your colleagues or share it on social media to help gauge
response, but make your own decisions. Take responsibility for and be
proud of the work you have created.
And women photographers, if we all enter at least one more image than
we did last year we could help make a difference to the gender imbalance
at the Awards, the AOP and the wider photographic industry.
Good luck to all!
PHOTO CREDITS :
Liddie Holt and Vincent at Storm Management
Art Direction by Jo Bell
Fashion Styling by Maria Francolini
Makeup and Hair by Lizzie Court
Production by Sam Turpin at Production Inc.
Photographer's Assistant Julie Stewart
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
I was extremely honoured to be invited to judge this year's Shot Up North
Awards, and also pleased to discover that I am the first woman photographer
to be sole curator. For me photography is about passion, emotion, telling
a story, conveying a message, and encouraging reaction. In selecting the winning
images I chose them not just for their technical excellence, which is a given,
but because of my positive knee-jerk reaction on first viewing them,
and the continued enjoyment and empathy they evoke upon successive viewings.
They will stand the test of time.
My sincere congratulations to Tom Keen, Sean Knott and Simon Leach on
Their winning entries, and to everyone who entered the #SUN31 photography awards.
It was my great pleasure to judge such inspiring and emotive photography.
You can see the final 50 images here
1st place Tom Keen
2nd place - Sean Knott
3rd place - Simon Leach
Pleased and honored that my portrait of Shan Khan has been selected for
inclusion in Portrait Salon'19 - a Salon De Refuges, an exhibition
of works rejected from this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait
Prize. The exhibition opens at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol
today until 28th November, before travelling to Harrogate to be part
of the Photo North Festival from 30th November to 2nd December 2019.
Originally taken as part of a series titled 'Beautifully Unconventional'
for Perfect Bound magazine.
Starring Shan Khan at First Model Management; with art director Karena
Callen; fashion styling by Scarlet Williamson; hair by Heath Massi,
assisted by Betty Bee; makeup artist Lica Fensome; shoot production
A&R Creative Production.
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved.
New fashion portraits starring Lisa Snowdon
Art direction - Jo Bell
Makeup and hair artist - Lizzie Court
Fashion Styling - Maria Francolini
Photographer's Assistant - Julie Stewart
Photographer - Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved
I am delighted to announce that Shot Up North have invited me to be
their curating judge for SUN31 - the 31st Shot Up North Photography Awards.
My sincere thanks to the SUN team, this is a real honour.
I am also in esteemed company following in the weighty footsteps of recent
solo judges Brian Griffin, Louise Clements and Peter Mitchell.
Very excited to be viewing so much inspiring new photography!
Awards announcements, Awards Book and Launch Party - 21st November 2019.
Manchester venue tbc.
This Sunday 4th August I will be setting up my outdoor pop-up
studio at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station offering free portrait
sittings as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
All are welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..
New editorial for Rakes Progress magazine
Starring nature girl Charlie Newman at Models1
Art Direction by Jo Bell
Natural hair & makeup by Sally Kvalheim at Terri Manduca
Photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All rights Reserved