Last night was the announcement of the winners of the Head On Portrait Photography Prize. Steven Godbee’s portrait of me “Waterman – Brenton” was selected as one of the 40 finalists exhibited out of over 2,200 entries. Sadly Steven’s photo didn’t win, but it was in very good company and held it’s own for sure.

There were some stunning portraits in the exhibition with my favourite being a portrait of an albino girl in India. It was a beautifully delicate black and white portrait, but sadly it didn’t win either. The winner was a very touching portrait of a father holding the body of his incredibly premature baby, shortly after it had lost it’s fight to survive. A surprise of the evening was to run into a girl I’d studied with at design college. Her husband had entered a portrait of her 10 minutes after she’d given birth to their son. It was a very strong image, the poor thing looked exhausted!