The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015

The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015

By Sophie Pryn

A smiling macaroon seller, a gaggle of geese, a Mondrian battenberg cake and a set of scales full of gawping gurnards – this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015 exemplified the art and diversity of food photography.

David Griffen was the overall winner of the award with his photo Smoked Wings. “The interesting thing about this photo” said the chair of judges Jay Rayner, “is that, not only is this man smoking the wings but he is also smoking himself”. A cause for concern for the Food Standards Agency, yes, but it also captures a fascinating air of confidence. You can almost smell all of that billowing smoke.

We heard from David later in the evening – he ate a couple of those very wings and lived to tell the tale.

The overall winner:

Overall Winner – Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2015 – David Griffen (UK) – Smoked Wings

The category winners:

10 Years and Under: Eden Crossley (UK) – Hey Macaroon
11-14 Years: Will Jenkins (UK) – Fig
15-17 Years: Emily Tapp (UK) – Spices and Spoons
Cream of the Crop: Sarah Coghill (Denmark) – Gurnards
Food in the Field: Jake Eastham (UK) – Gaggle
Food for Sale: Sally Stone (UK) – Sun, Shadows and Fish
Food Bloggers: Michael Nowill (UK) – Handmade
Food for Celebration: Mark Benham (UK) – Food Stall, Medieval Festival
Food Portraiture: Jonathan Gregson (UK) – Caramel Pears
Food off the Press: Maja Smend (UK) – Mondrian Battenberg
Bring Home the Harvest – Ian Thomas (South Africa) – Cheek to Cheek
Food Sn-apping: Lisa Barber (UK) – Garlic
Politics of Food: Drina Cabral (United Arab Emirates) – The Hunter and the Hunted


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