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Fujifilm February Curator's Choice Winner - Fujifilm has announced the February Student Awards Curator's Choice winner.
Leicester College student Nick Linnett has been named Fujifilm's February winner in a new twist to their annual Student Awards photography competition.
Nick's image, which shows a double-exposure shot of traffic lights against a bright building, impressed judges with its technical ability and striking colours. Explaining the inspiration behind his image, Nick said: "This particular shot is of a building many consider to be an eyesore, however I wanted to show it in a different way so decided to take some multiple exposures using my Canon film camera. I took this shot using double exposure in camera; I wanted to get the traffic light changing colour as well, and the result was better than I had hoped with the pastel colours of the building coming through really well and the whole effect being totally different to normal digital shots of this location. The only changes I made were a slight crop."
He continued: "I chose to use Fujifilm Superia 200 film as I wanted something flexible for the variety of different shots I was planning and I found Superia 200 gives great results in just about every situation."
Organisers have added to the prizes given away this year by introducing a monthly award to the image deemed 'Curators Choice' by the judges. Each monthly prize winner will feature in a winner's London exhibition to be held this Summer. They will also be presented with a 12" x 16" professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.
Creative Director for Metroprint Steve Macleod made this comment: "I was drawn to the abstract nature of this image and the brave use of colour. It steps away from what I would usually consider and is a refreshing use of the medium."
The awards are now open to all students in the UK, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. This decision was taken following several requests from students who are keen photographers but not actually studying photography.
The theme for this year's Award is 'The Colour Of....' with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via the Fujifilm website - entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
In addition to being named Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2013, the overall winning image will feature in an exhibition to be held in London this summer, as well receiving a professionally produced folio of prints and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint's top printers and also £200 worth of film from Fujifilm. The college or university that submits the most entries will win £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.