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Moody image is top festival photo
A BROODING image of a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won this year’s Worcester Music Festival photography competition.
The dark and atmospheric shot of Craigus Barry, performing as part of Shambollix, was taken by Sarah Colquitt at Monroes Cellar Bar in Foregate Street during the four-day original music event which ran from Friday to Monday, August 24-27.
Her photo, titled Lost In The Music, was chosen from more than 300 entries and shows an improvement for the aspiring photographer who was a runner-up last year.
“I’m absolutely blown away. It was totally unexpected and I feel honoured and humbled to have had mine chosen from such a fine selection of photographs.
"If ever I was looking for a sign to have faith and belief in myself and my dreams for the future, this is certainly it.”
Judge and semi-professional rock photographer Steve Johnston, who regularly shoots for London-based music photo agency Music Pics, was joined on the panel by Mark Hoy and Joe Singh.
Mr Johnston said: “This was the only photograph all three judges chose in their final six and the title of the image sums up exactly how the subject is caught, along with its dark, moody atmosphere.”
Second went to Roy Jenks for his image of a young boy dashing to take shelter from the rain outside Huntingdon Hall during a gig by Two Steps Back, while third went to Mike Davis, who captured Sugar Mama at Keystones in Copenhagen Street.
For more information, go to worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/photocomp