Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012, Sophie Macrae by Wendy CarrigTHE TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2012
opens at London's National Portrait Gallery today,
and I am absolutely thrilled that my picture has
been chosen by the judges for the exhibition.
I am also extremely honoured that the gallery has
chosen to feature my picture on the front cover of
the exhibition catalogue, and also as part of the
exhibition poster campaign

SOPHIE is part of an on-going personal project
entitled BEAUTIFUL & WILD - a series of portraits
of models wearing re-cycled clothing photographed
against the backdrop of The Romney Marshes in Kent.
Sophie is wearing a charity shop dress and a faded
Union flag, and was photographed in a bus shelter
by the sea..

There are sixty photographs on show at the
exhibition chosen from a total submission of 5,340.
From 8th November 2012 until 17th February 2013

model - sophie macrae at IMG London
hair/make-up - denise lilley.
for more portrait photography by wendy carrig
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© copyright wendy carrig



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  1. kirstymackay #
    November 8, 2012

    Hi Wendy, I saw the cover the other day and knew it was your photo straight away. Really lovely, very british and extreamely Wendy Carrig. Well done Kx


    • November 27, 2012

      Thanks Kirsty, I was chuffed to bits when I heard it was going on the catalogue cover, and then to find out it’s all over London on billboards…!!


  2. November 8, 2012

    Hi Wendy, Well done, i love that picture, they choose well. Adrian.


  3. November 8, 2012

    Well done Wend, love those blue eyes! Big congrats, very excited for you and can’t wait to see exhibition xc


    • November 27, 2012

      Thanks Charlie, just hope you won’t have to come by boat!!


  4. Eileen Kaye #
    November 8, 2012

    Wendy Congratulations the model Sophie has the most beautiful blue eyes, captured by a very talented photographer, well done and do hope that you will be rewarded for your dedication to your work.
    love Eileen


  5. November 8, 2012

    Congratulations. I saw the photograph today in the exhibition, yesterday on an advertising postcard at a cinema on the Kings Road and of course on the catalogue. It is going to be ubiquitous. The exhibition is good, much better than last year in my mind, and yours is one of the most distinctive images. I hope that your professional career goes from strength to strength on the back of this.


  6. lesley #
    November 11, 2012

    Wendy…….. you have captured beauty on a shoestring real talent congratulations from the Birtles x


  7. November 13, 2012

    Well done Wendy and well done all of us, it was a very special time and I am so proud to be a part of this amazing real timeless image. Love Denise Lilley xxx


  8. Julie read #
    November 14, 2012

    Well done Wendy looks fab I love it x


  9. November 16, 2012

    Congratulations, your photo is incredible. I’m glad they chose to exhibit your work.


  10. December 14, 2012

    I’ve seen your amazing picture every day for the last week whilst I’ve been traveling to/from work on the tube [actively looking for it in the last few days]. It is so striking and amazing, the colours, the depth of field, and the way youv’e capture your model sophie just show off her natural beauty! I just had to google to find you and compliment you on the photo and the achievement itself – well done and thank you for bringing some inspiration and beauty into my dull commute and hope this opens a few doors for you and your model 🙂 you’ve put a smile on my face the last few mornings


    • December 15, 2012

      Thank you so much for your very kind words.
      The Taylor Wessing prize is so often considered a lottery, but this is the first time I have entered these awards and it’s a bit like I’ve won the jackpot!
      Happy commuting 😉


  11. November 7, 2013

    Hi Wendy

    Just found your work after going around the Taylor Wessing exhibition in Bristol, your image was a real sand out for me and I’m very glad I have found your website!

    Best John


    • November 7, 2013

      Thanks John.
      Really appreciate your comments, and glad you enjoyed the exhibition.
      Best wishes,


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