Rob Marrison took this interesting shot of a punter in a monkey hat at Latitude this year, scooping the top spot in the Reportage category. “It feels like the photographer and the subject are both asleep, or at least slowed down and thoughtful” Pennie Smith commented. “I like those moments where you’re caught off-guard.”
Matthew Dear throws a flamboyant pose at Fabric, and nets photographer Jason Williamson the first prize in the Portrait category. All three judges loved this shot, and Pennie Smith said: “It’s the idiot friend shot. It was spontaneous and made me laugh. Nothing up to that point had really scored a gut reaction until this one”.
Credit: Jason Williamson
Kylie Keene was highly commended in the Live category for her still of All American Rejects in Brisbane in 2009. For more on the NME Photo Awards, including tips from our photography Danny North and loads of posters featuring the work of Andy Willshire, grab this week’s NME magazine.
Credit: Kylie Keene