Winner at the EPA's again!
Some of you may know a few years ago I set up a rather successful side project with my friend Danny North. We went through some changes as we grew using our contacts and our increasing portfolio as commercial photographers to build what is today called Fanatic. It started very small as a reaction to our frustrations of festival photography and our how each festival we went to were being marketed. We were sure we could make strides forward and create beautiful campaigns for a broad section of an ever increasing market. It seems simple now but a few years ago festivals still relied on cheap photography to sell tickets. Our take was why be normal when each event is so special and unique. So Fanatic was born.
Now we work with some huge and much loved festivals and brands to create real time campaigns with a team of wonderfully talented photographers. We’re a tight crew and that shows in our camaraderie and one vision of each job we dive into. We’re all about the experience you pay for, we get stuck in and find the best of what is to offer. I’m extremely proud of the legacy we as a team have created and love seeing what we produce collectively.
So what is this winner thing all about? For the last couple of years we’ve entered photography into a few competitions, we’ve been featured in Creative Review for our 2019 Wilderness Festival shot on film campaign. But luckily we struck a cord with the EPA’s and they have recognised the great lengths we go to to find the extraordinary.
In 2018, I won a couple of categories plus the big overall prize for one of my images from Lost Village. Danny also won the Music section for a great shot from Wilderness. Needless to say the pressure was on all summer to try and top the previous year. I nearly did it again but this time I won the same category but finished runner up for the shot below from Boardmasters in Newquay, Cornwall. It’s a shot we tried quite a bit over the summer but this one had the extra value of having such a beautiful view from such a height. I was tremendously pleased how it turned out and even more pleased how well it did overall. I never expect to win anything so it’s brilliant to get a good old pat on the back by the industry.