Nature and sports images win prestigious titles for Stortford Snapper

Bishop’s Stortford photographer Colin Brister has won another series of prestigious awards.

He has been named Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Sports Photographer of the Year and Fine Art Photographer of the Year for the South East region by the British Institute of Professional Photography.

Managing Director Martin Baynes said: “The quality of this year’s entries was very high, with many wonderful and creative images across all genres. Me and the jury were overwhelmed by the talent and creativity shown.”

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A former decorator, Colin is best known to Indie readers for his project which involves photographing and filming the foxes visiting the garden of the Barrells Down Road house he shares with his new wife Alex. The 54-year-old and the HR manager got married in May.

Carving a niche for himself as a professional motorsports photographer, he was awarded Silver by the Federation of European Motorsports Photographer of the Year 2020 and also has a passion for wildlife.

Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (ABIPP) and Member of Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club.

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His only contribution to missing out on a title at the BIPP Awards was a horse. He joked: “Unfortunately my horse work has to go into domesticated pets [category]. Dogs always win, but I have a plan for the Nationals… Pet Red Kite, a bit more dramatic than a puppy, well I hope…”

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