2012 is a monumental year for one of my greatest passions – the art of Food Photography.  In a previous Anne Watson Photography blog post you saw that I was absolutely thrilled to see this artform being celebrated with the 2012 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year contest.  Sponsored by Pink Lady Apples, this was the first-ever international competition celebrating Food Photography – and, just for the fun of it, I decided to spend an inspired January afternoon shooting photos of apples for my submission.

In the end, it turns out that the Pink Lady team and their panel of renowned judges received 3,160 submissions from over 60 countries around the globe – an incredible turnout and some seriously stiff competition! Needless to say, I didn’t expect to hear a thing and had just had fun entering… so, when my email chimed on March 1st with the incredible news that my photograph had been selected as one of the 65 short-listed finalists who would have their art displayed in a public 5-day exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, I was beyond excited and truly honored.

So, this week it was off to The Mall Galleries in London for the gallery reveal & awards reception on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012. The Taittinger Champagne flowed while the winners were announced – it was a magical evening. And although I didn’t win a trophy, I still felt like a winner as it was such a huge honor to be considered amongst the finalists and to have the opportunity to meet such incredibly talented & inspiring people! I can hardly wait until next year’s competition – another year to allow the creative Food Photography juices to flow!

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