2 Sep 2014 at 10:19am
We are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Christian Fletcher of Western Australia!
Christian says, ‘I was pleasantly shocked to be announced the International Landscape Photographer of the year. When the call came in that I had won, I was thinking it was a prank. Looking at the top 101 images I was blown away by the quality and depth of the work. ‘My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme. I am concerned about the path we are heading down. By showing what is beyond the view of most of the public, I hoped to create a conversation about why we are heading down that path and if it is necessary. Of course it is a vey complicated subject and not one tackled lightly. As a photographer I feel it is my duty to capture the world we live in, be it pristine wilderness or industrial oblivion. Both are inspiring in a photographic sense but only one is sustainable. I choose the wilderness any day!’ And we’d just like to mention that it was our esteemed international judges who were responsible for the decision to award the overall folio prize to Christian, not his ND5 colleagues. Peter Eastway