Sony is one of the foremost innovators in the world of cameras and photography equipment, so it was only natural that they became the title partner of the ‘Innovation by Sony’ category. To win this category, photographers had to show us something new – whether it was the angle, lighting, format or a visual idea.
Laurence Crossman-Emms did exactly that, and here’s how he got this unique follow-cam angle:
“Blaenau Ffestiniog was once described as the wettest place in Wales, this is no lie. Even when the sun shines, the puddles are plentiful. I’ve always been attracted to their animations when struck by a bicycle at full steep. The tyres of Katy Winton making the perfect parting of this muddy sea. The combination of dynamic action and the silk-like curtains made me try each time more determined. There are always challenges when shooting bikes and water close up … don’t get run over and don’t get wet.
“This concept had always been in the back of my mind but finding the perfect location and it aligning with both the weather and sufficient puddle depth was tough. This breathless day at Antur Stiniog with Katy proved ideal. You can never guess how water reacts when you hit it with force, sometimes the results exceed your expectations … this was one of those times.”
Huge congratulations also to the other four finalists: Emil Sollie, Daniel Bernstål, Lorenz Holder and Enric Gener! Who all made the Top 60 out of a whopping 59,551 submissions.
See the rest of the winners announced live at the Winner Award Ceremony now! (link)