A photo of a family inside small boxes has helped a Nottingham photographer pick up his first national award. Stuart McIntyre from Photo Nottingham worked with the Chester family to develop the image which led to him being named Click Group Family Photographer of the Year.
Stuart said: "I’m chuffed to bits with this award as it’s my first national title. I wanted to enter something different, a photo that would really stand out from the crowd. The one of the Chester’s was ideal. The Chester family were very relaxed in front of the camera and clearly enjoyed spending time together. They came up with some great ways of expressing themselves within the box and made some great shapes through posing. Before they came in I had an idea in my head of how I wanted the finished piece to look. Because they were so creative, the finished photo was better than even I expected."
The family had their individual and group shots taken in just one box and Stuart combined the images to form the final shot after the shoot was complete.
The mother of the family, Dawn Chester, said: "We had a lot of fun having the photos taken and really enjoyed the session with Stuart. I was surprised at what Stuart had been able to create from a few snaps of us in boxes. These photos are something for us to look back on and cherish. Although we all live, work and study in Nottingham, it can be difficult to get us all together. This was a really nice way for us to spend time as a family, have fun and get some great photos out of it."
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