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Devon and Cornwall food photographer scoops top International photography award

21 Aug 2013

Scrumpy time: Pickers gather the years cider apples during harvest at Ostler's cider Mill, one of only a handful of traditional cider orchards left in Devon. This year has seen their sales increase over twofold as Nationwide cider demand is on the up again. Harvest time for cider fruit is roughly from September to November and by October most of the fruit has fallen to the ground ready to be picked.

Westcountry food photographer Guy Harrop has scooped a first prize in an International food photography competition. Guy was the winner in the ‘Food and its Place’ category in the ‘Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013’ competition for his image called ‘Scrumpy Time’ taken at a North Devon cider orchard during harvest. The International competition, in its second year attracted over 5500 images from around the world.

Guy received his award from chairman of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner at a packed champagne reception in the London.
Said Guy,” Last year I had two entries in this category and came second, so to actually win first prize in a category this year is fantastic. My food photography is really one of my passions and during this last year I have been very busy shooting new work for restaurants, luxury hotels, food producers and food publishers. 
I think where I live is also very beneficial to my food photographs, as Devon and Cornwall have such a really diverse range of food producers from chocolates and cheese to meat and fish. I grew up in a hotel and was always around cooking as a child, so food and photography really does tick all the boxes.”

Guy’s work is regularly published both Nationally and Internationally in magazines, newspapers and books.

Guy can be contacted at or on 01271 850317.

From l-r (Celebrity chef, food critic and judge Jay Rayner, International food photographer Guy Harrop, Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo UK, the Master Licensor of Pink Lady® In the UK)

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