A picture of success
BENTLEY’S Ryan McAulay was named WA Student Photographer of the Year recently, scooping awards with his three submitted images.
Mr McAulay (32) is studying an Advanced Diploma of Photography at North Metro Tafe and, in addition to taking home two silvers and a silver distinction for his entries at the 2018 AIPP Western Australian EPSON Professional Photography Awards, also received the Print Handlers Award selected by the handlers who exhibit the prints for the competition.
Mr McAulay’s images can now been seen on rotation in Perth’s CBD on the new Yagan Square Digital Tower, or in print at Perth Town Hall.
The awards were run by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and presented on May 31.
“This competition is where the best of the best in WA have their images judged and commented on so I’m absolutely mind-blown that all three of my images received an award,” Mr McAulay said.
Originally from the UK, he discovered his passion for photography while travelling the world, using his camera phone to capture photos before later buying his first DSLR camera.
“I like the creative side of photography in setting up portraits but also the unpredictability of street photography,” he said. “I’m not too sure where I will end up with my photography but I am enjoying the journey getting there.”
Mr McAulay’s work can be viewed at www.ryanmcaulay.com.
Ryan McAulay and North Metropolitan Tafe lecturer Shaireen Vantuil.