Exciting news! This twilight image of Springfield Central Station featuring light trails has won Silver in the AIPP 2014 Queensland Professional Photography Awards.
The success in the Commercial photography category means it is the first of my photographs to gain recognition within the Australian professional photography community's industry awards.
This photograph, which I took about a month after the station opened in December 2013, was commissioned by boutique real estate agency La Vie Property Solutions in Springfield Lakes to help showcase the new public transport amenity to prospective property purchasers in the Greater Springfield area of Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane.
It currently features on La Vie’s website homepage and the cover of its weekly property listings brochure, along with a shot taken on the platform of nearby Springfield Station and more images I've created that showcase other highlights of the surrounding area.
The Springfield Central Station image was one of only about a dozen statewide that received an award in the judging of the Commercial category.
Only commissioned work was accepted for entry into the Commercial category, a wide-ranging genre that included industrial, architectural, corporate, portraiture, food, still-life, product, lifestyle, sport and travel photography.
Entries were judged in the context of a corporate image, with judges giving consideration as to how the image could be used in a corporate context.
I’m ecstatic I received such recognition, especially as it was my first time entering the Australian Institute of Professional Photography's state awards and that particular shot was my only entry in the Commercial category.
Essentially, under the AIPP judging system, images that win awards are considered to be of a higher standard than solid professional practice.