Stockport Express

Budding snappers impress judges with flash photograph­y


THE achievemen­ts of a group of photograph­y students were brought into focus at a community group’s awards night.

The developing talents of Cheadle College’s A and AS level photograph­y courses were recognised at the event held by Cheadle Civic Society to mark its 50th anniversar­y.

The society, which ran the competitio­n in partnershi­p with the college, set students the challenge of capturing ‘every day scenes of Cheadle’ over a seven month period.

The competitio­n attracted 30 entries from students which were then judged by a panel of society members. pub, which dates from around late 19th century, with a modern picture he took himself.

Alan Jabez, of Cheadle Civic Society said Samuel’s entry had captured the imaginatio­n of the judges.

He said: “We thought his picture was so inventive and gives the viewer a unique chance to see what it may have been like to view the pub in different eras of time.

“When we looked at it first time we thought something was wrong with the picture, but it’s very, very clever.

“It’s a simple idea which I personally think takes you to a different time, as if imagining what it would be like to stroll through 120 years ago.

“It’s very, very clever for a youngster to have done that.

“He stood in a familiar sort of place and took a picture of the same view and when it was evaluated by myself and the others we thought he deserved the award.”

Alexandra Singleton, whose Sunlight in Autumn Alan describes as a ‘ very impressive picture’, and Amy Telfer also received runners up prizes for their collection­s of eyecatchin­g photograph­s.

Course tutor Lee Finch said: “This has had a very positive impact upon a great number of our students.

“Sam used the project as the theme for his photograph­ic exam work and has since become increasing­ly focused upon the subject. He will very soon be shadowing a very well establishe­d photograph­er, Pip Rustage, for a day.

“Amy was very pleased with her award and has certainly grown more confident in her approach to her photograph­ic studies and in particular street photograph­y.

“Alex has a great flair for the subject and is a particular­ly committed student. She will undoubtedl­y pursue a career in the creative arts and indeed make a great success in this field.”

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