Young Northamptonshire photographer wins food award

Jasper Cullis with his prize photo
Jasper Cullis with his prize photo

A budding young photographer has recently been awarded second place in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition.

Jasper Callis, 10, a Year Six pupil at Boughton Primary School entered the competition with three pieces including his picture of carrots on a washing line.

His idea was to show that ‘healthy food can look fun’ and to portray products that could be grown in the garden. In the abstract accompanying his work, Jasper said: “I wanted to show that by growing your own carrots, not buying them from a shop, is much better for you. Hanging them on the washing line shows them bright and colourful in their natural setting, our garden where they were grown.”

All three pieces made it through to the shortlist, and to public vote. Carrots on a Line came second while the other two pieces were highly commended.

His brother Isaac, eight, also entered three pieces. One was shortlisted and went to the public vote.

See the finalists at www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/finalists-gallery.