Amateur Wellesbourne photographer scoops award - The Leamington Observer

Amateur Wellesbourne photographer scoops award

AN AMATEUR photographer from Wellesbourne has manufactured himself an award.

Andy Newman was named runner-up in the Best Amateur Photographer award in the final of EEF’s manufacturing photography competition.

The 43 year-old wowed judges with his eye-catching image, Rotor Rows, taken at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) pumps’ Greengate manufacturing facility in Manchester.

The site manufactures many different sizes and types of rotors from a single bar of metal – the highly polished surface finish reflects the factory lights and also shows the bright yellow overhead crane used in the production area.

The competition, now in its seventh year, seeks creative images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing.

Andy said: “I loved taking part in this competition as manufacturing is a fantastic subject matter, offering such diverse opportunities for dramatic or challenging shots. It’s a very visual industry, but also very demanding of the photographer – it requires a good eye, skill and patience to truly do it justice.

“I’m proud to have been named runner-up and it has been an honour seeing my work on display in the House of Commons, alongside so many other fantastic images of modern-day UK manufacturing.”

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