Harpenden photographer scoops Gold with his DIY Disaster

PUBLISHED: 16:04 30 October 2018

DIY Disaster by Steve Collins

DIY Disaster by Steve Collins


A Harpenden photographer has received a second coveted Gold award from The Guild of Photographers for his self-portrait composition DIY Disaster.

Steve Collins, a member of Harpenden Photographic Society and regular contributor to Enjoy Harpenden More, has previously accumulated more than 75 awards in the Guild’s Image of the Month competition, which regularly attracts up to 1,500 submissions each month.

He said: “My wife is far more skilled at DIY than I am. We often joke about how clumsy and slapdash I am when it comes to painting and decorating.

“So my image is really pushing this idea to the extreme - showing me making a complete hash of painting our dining room!

“It could have been even more of a disaster in real life, as my camera was on a tripod that was perched precariously on top of a ladder! Luckily it didn’t topple off, and I’m delighted that the image has had such a wonderful reception and is making people laugh.”

You can find out more about the Image of the Month award and The Guild of Photographers at their website (www.photoguild.co.uk) and follow Steve on Instagram (@stevecollinsphoto).

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