Potato getting a lockdown haircut wins Potato Photographer of the Year 2020!

Potato getting a lockdown haircut wins Potato Photographer of the Year 2020!
The winning shot, 'End of Lockdown' (Image credit: Ray Spence)

The winner of the first ever Potato Photographer of the Year has been crowned – and, fittingly enough, it's a celebration of lockdown coming to an end, featuring a potato getting a long overdue haircut.

Titled 'End of Lockdown', the winning shot scored photographer Ray Spence over £1,000 in prizes, including a Fujifilm X-A7, a year’s membership to the Royal Photographic Society, a one-to-one workshop with award-winning photographer Benedict Brain and a three-year master subscription to Photocrowd.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.