For the Clive Harrison Trophy I chose images of padlocks left on the bridge over Nyvahn in Copenhagen. This trophy is an annual competition for a thematic panel of between three and eight prints. The images should all share a common theme, tell a story or complement each other in some way when viewed together.
This was my accompanying statement for the panel:
On the bridge over the Nyvahn canal in Copenhagen, I found lots more padlocks of love, some decorated, some fancy and some just asking an important question!
The judge for evening had only eleven panels to assess and spent a lot of time on each one.
- His comments about my panel can be summarised as follows:
- Image 1 has issues with depth of field and the padlock should be made to ‘pop’ (stand out more)
- Image 2 the words should stand out more on the padlock
- Image 3 has a burnt out area on the fish
The images were all from our day in Copenhagen.