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From the series "SS NORNEN"

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Other
  • Company
    Photography by Don Hooper
  • Photographer
    Don Hooper

The SS Nornen was a Norwegian Barque, that in 1897 was washed
up onto Berrow Beach, Somerset, UK, during heavy seas.
There was a crew of 12 men, who were all rescued by local people
but the boat could not be saved and it still lies on the beach.
It is only exposed during a low tide and all that now remains is the
wooden hull, covered in seaweed.
Over a period of years I have visited Berrow to photograph the
Nornen at all times of the year and different times of the day to
build up a portfolio of images that show it in different guises.

Don Hooper is a multi international award winning photographer from Bristol, UK.

Don has gained success with his photography from working long and hard over a period of 40 years and travelling extensively around the world.

However, nowadays he prefers to stay close to his home address and visits places that are of an interest to him, whereby he is able to concentrate on a set theme or particular area.

Awards 13th International Color Awards - Architecture - Nominee.
Budapest international Foto Awards - Nature - Honorable Mention.
14th Black and White Spider Awards 2019 - Nature - Nominee
International Photography Awards 2019 - Architecture - Honorable Mention
Minimalist Photography Awards 2019 - Long Exposure_Fine Art - Honourable MentionMoscow Foto Awards 2019 - Architecture - Bronze Medal
Fine Art Photography Awards 2018/2019 - Open Theme - Nominee
International Color Awards 2019 - Fine Art - Nominee
Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 - Portraits - Honourable Mention
Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 - Fine Art - Honourable Mention
13th Black and White Spider Awards 2018 - Silhouette - Nominee
Neutral Density Awards 2018 - Special Category, Long Exposure - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards 2018 - Nature - Honourable Mention
PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2018 - Gold Winner, Fine Art
Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 - Nominee
International Photographer of the Year 2017 Nature - Honourable Mention
Monochrome Awards 2017 - Nature - Honourable Mention
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017 - Honourable Mention
Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 - Nominee
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2016 - Honourable Mention
Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - Honourable Mention
Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - Honourable Mention
10 Annual International Color Awards - Nominee
Fine Art Photography Awards 2015/2016 - Nominee
9th Annual International Color Awards - Nominee
RHS Photographic Competition 2014 - Highly Commended
Woodland Trust, Woodland Wildlife Photography Competition 2012 - Runner up
UK Wildlife Photography Competition 2010 - Runner up
Finalist of 'BBC Country File' Wildlife Photographer of the year 2005
'BBC Wildlife Magazine' Creative Nature Photography 2002 - Runner up