For the second year running Islay based photographer Mark Unsworth of Islay Studios, The Square in Bridgend, has been placed in the commended gallery of the Food Photographer of the Year sponsored by Pink Lady Apples. His picture selected from over 6000 images submitted world wide was taken in the cellars of Moet & Chandon, who belong to the same parent company as Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.
Judges in the competition included TV presenter Julia Bradbury and David Loftus who is the photographer for Jamie Oliver. Mark is becoming one of the leading food & drink photographers on the west coast having shot food for several hotels on the island and supplying images recently for whisky packaging to Kilchoman Distillery and A D Rattray with a couple of others currently at the design stage.
Congratulations to Mark and his wife Helga, both portrayed in the picture below. You can follow some of Mark's photographic ventures on his blog and for more info on Islay Studios please visit www.islaystudios.co.uk