I came back a week ago from a trip to London for the opening of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014 Contest exhibit at The Mall Galleries in London, which was held on April 26th (the exhibit ended already but you can view the images on their website).
I am honored that my entry image - shown below - for the contest received the 2nd place in the Food for Celebration category. This image was taken at a May Day Celebration a few years back in a small island in San Juan, Washington. I was lucky to have witnessed this event as the island is not easily accessible to "outsiders" and May Day Celebration is one of my favorite festivals. I was there to shoot a wedding, which was followed by this festival.
On this island, there are no electricity or store. People basically grow what they eat and live without pretty much any modern means. It was incredible to witness how the community came together with the food they grew and prepared without using any modern resources. I think I will post more food related photos here sine I think it'd be interesting for people to hear about it.
Back to the exhibit, the whole experience was such a joyful one, especially because it gave me a good excuse to visit London : ) The reception and exhibit were so well done and I was very pleased to be a part of it.
I will be posting some photos from the reception as well as around London in a week or so. I will be reporting photos from many great places to eat in London currently. Stay turned!