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Take a View winner – “Condemned”

by Simon Butterworth

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.

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Take a View winner - "Condemned"

The following is an interview with Simon Butterworth recorded the weekend that he had heard about his win in the Take a View competition. 

Well I had heard about the urban category that was a surprise in itself, that I was really chuffed about. I received an email whilst I was up in Perth photographing the autumn colours; so that was a very nice surprise. And then I think it was Friday afternoon I had to go up and do a concert in Inverness and the last thing that happened before I set off was that I got an email from the Take a View office saying could I send them the raw file tonight for the picture that had won the urban category; so the very last thing I did was dig the raw file out and send it to them and I wondered what the problem was but put it to the back of my mind whilst I was driving up to Inverness. I was just getting ready to go on stage for the rehearsal at 5pm when the phone rang and it was Charlie Waite who told me there had been some controversy over the winning image and that the votes cast put my image second overall in the whole competition so it was a but of a Lance Armstrong moment where everybody moved up which therefore put me in the winning position. So when I’d been revived and got up off the floor and given oxygen I was totally gobsmacked.

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