I always thought that The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions were hard to achieve until I came across The Master Photographers Association. This takes photography to a whole new level, the amount of intimate detail that the judges look for makes the process extremely intense.
The panels consist of 20 images plus a working profile document that goes through all aspects of running photography as a business, I was first attracted to The MPA as they acknowledge collaborative work and as a commercial photographer this is some of my best work. Originally planning to put a panel together and submit for the October judging I believed I had plenty of time, until I received an email saying there was a space at The Photography Show in just 1.5 weeks time.
This I dare to say is one of the quickest panels that I have ever put together, which left little time for mentoring and refinement. However with the help of Rob Cook and Paul Cooper I managed to get the panel together. A massive thanks also goes out to Renato Tavares from The Print Foundry for printing and mounting the images in record time. All of our hard work paid off and I was rewarded as an Associate of The Master Photographers Association.