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Marlborough photographer wins major national portrait award

Photo copyright Pete Davies PhotographyPhoto copyright Pete Davies PhotographyMarlborough photographer Pete Davies is ecstatic at winning a national photography award for one of his portraits.

Photography veteran Pete Davies of Marlborough Photo Services and the Pete Davies Photography studio on the High Street, has received one of the industry’s leading awards - the prestigious Fresh Group National Portrait Photographer of the Year Award.

He won with a stunning makeover portrait of a young woman lying in a field surrounded by daisies. The lighting and colouring give the image a vintage feel, while ensuring it remains a modern image.  The model for the photograph was Libby Simpson from Cirencester.

Pete's outstanding work and his contribution to the industry has been recognised in one of the most spectacular ways possible.

Having been shortlisted for the award numerous times, this is Pete’s first win: “I am incredibly proud to have won the award. I love photography and never do it to gain recognition in the form of awards, however it is very humbling to have won."

"There are so many great photographers in the world, so to be recognised as one of those is truly special."

“I have been a photographer for many years, and have learnt so many things over the years that have got me to where I am today. I am going to continue my work, and hope that people continue to enjoy my creations going forward.”

The awards were presented at a London ceremony celebrating the industry’s greatest talents. Chosen from over 1000 entries, Pete’s portrait won a £6,000 prize as well as the coveted award. Libby Simpson received a £500 prize.

From his Marlborough studio Pete works for a global list of clients and he is currently celebrating his twenty-fifth year in the photography business.  His long experience and expertise in new photographic techniques were recognised by the judges of this national competition.

To find out more about Pete and his work visit his website.



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