Great British Photography Challenge: Dunfermline competitor crowned co-winner
A DUNFERMLINE photographer who is the youngest competitor and the only Scotsman to participate in a new challenge TV series on the BBC has been crowned a co-winner of the Great British Photography Challenge.
In last night’s final episode, 21-year-old Jackson Moyles became the first photographer to win the title in this new series, along with compatriot Tyrone Williams.
Over the past four weeks, portrait icon Rankin – whose subjects have included The Queen, David Bowie, Madonna and Kate Moss – has guided a new generation of creatives, as six avid amateur photographers from across the UK have embarked on the challenge of a lifetime. .
In the final he congratulated all six contestants and said he was so proud to have worked with all of them.
Rankin said, “Choosing a winner for the show was really tough. It sparked a heated debate between me and the other judges.
“Tyrone and Jackson are completely different photographers, with two very different styles and career paths.
“Tyrone is an art photographer, with a very clear voice. His work caught my attention from the start.
Jackson’s job, on the other hand, grew as he faced competition.
“So in that way they were both outstanding photographers who showed their talent in the competition.
“There was no way to separate them – they were both clear winners in their own right.”
Jackson – a self-taught landscape photographer whose work reflects his love of freedom and nature – is currently a student and also works part-time in a nursing home.
Without weekly eliminations, the series allowed the Six Hopefuls to develop their signature style and create a diverse portfolio as they tackled various missions in the county – from smartphone camera briefs to thematic directed photography challenges. by famous guests and expert creatives.
In the final episode, the six contestants were in Rankin’s home nation of Scotland as they sought to impress him through three landmark missions; a spectacular landscape challenge at Glencoe, a photoshoot with two up-and-coming Scottish music artists and a chance to get off the slopes and showcase their personalities and creative talent through the Wildcard task.
Returning from their travels, the six contestants organized and mounted an exhibition of their best work from the series, Jackson and Tyrone also wowing Rankin and the expert judges of the art and fashion world.
The photographs of the two Great British Photography Challenge artists – along with a set of all-new images that build on their experiences from the series – can now be enjoyed firsthand in a digital exhibition of the winners available on Public Offerings Ltd, a platform founded by art curator and Great British Photography Challenge mentor, Ellen Stone.
Of his victory, Jackson said, “It was a bit of a surprise given my ups and downs on the series, but it was really like a statement that Rankin and the team understood what I was doing. was trying to accomplish.
“The trip was class: an exceptional moment for a relatively new photographer like me.
“The biggest thing I took away was the importance of communication – when I communicated poorly, my final work suffered. Once I understood that this element was vital, I produced some of my best work.
“I have been fortunate to have worked with incredibly talented photographers of all genres and I am truly grateful.”