27 November 2012 at 4.14pm | Comment on this article
Molly Brown, a student from Grays, Essex beat strong competition to win first place in the Royal Opera House's Clive Barda Photography Contest.
In October, photography enthusiasts of all ages were invited to submit portraits of themselves or their friends in the grounds of the High House Production Park or the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop where they could photograph the Royal Opera House Scenic Artists and craftspeople at work.
The winners have now been chosen. They are:
- First place: Molly Brown
- Second place: Robyn Brown
- Third place: Chelsie Fleming
- Fourth place: Jacquelyne Green
After being told she'd won, Molly, from Palmer's College in Essex told us: "After looking at Clive's images I felt inspired to make my model stand out from the surroundings. I did this by adding a single shot of colour to the theatrical outfit that she was wearing. I feel that the image worked well in the beautiful surroundings of the High House Production Park."
Her prize is the opportunity to spend a day shadowing renowned arts photographer, Clive Barda, as he shoots The Royal Opera's La bohème dress rehearsal. Molly said: "I was extremely surprised that I won such a prestigious competition, open to so many people. I am grateful to have been chosen and cannot wait to meet Clive and assist him. It's a great opportunity for someone who wants to pursue photography further, perhaps as a profession one day."
Each runner up won a signed Clive Barda exhibition catalogue.