Words by Emma Kay
The Macallan Masters of Photography award has been announced and the winner is Luke Bhothipiti from America. Luke has won an amazing trip to Scotland paid for by Visit Scotland. Other prizes included Nikon camera accessories and a year's subscription to Digital Camera Magazine.
This year's theme was "great journeys" and the competition attracted over 7000 entries and almost 100,000 votes. Inspired by the Albert Watson edition of the masters of photography, which followed casks of the Scotch Whiskey as they traveled from Jerez, Spain to Speyside in Scotland. Entries were voted on then the top 20 were then judged to pick an overall winner.
Director of malts, Ken Grier thanked everyone for applying and said that the standard of this year's entries has been phenomenal. "We are also honoured to have been able to work with Albert Watson who has shared with us his incredible expertise and creativity," said Mr Grier.
Mr Watson said: "The standard of entries received was impressive. Luke's image was the most original. I liked the intent of the shot. It spoke to me emotionally."
Macallan reports that a second masterclass is being planned. You can view all of this year's entries by visiting The Masters Of Photography