Winning photo demonstrates “the possibilities of fiction in digital photography”

Antony Crossfield's winning photo

Antony Crossfield's winning photo - Credit: Archant

A photographer beat off over 86,000 other entrants to become one of the three finalists in what is billed as the world’s biggest photography competition - the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

Antony Crossfield

Antony Crossfield - Credit: Archant

Antony Crossfield’s winning picture, entitled Bomb, will now be on show in Somerset House alongside the Thames from April 24 until May 10.

The photo shows a man dive bombing into the ocean and the artist, whose studio is in Hackney Wick, intended it to undermine stereotypes of masculine strength and power, in the face of wider forces in nature.

Mr Crossfield, said it was an honour to win and that he is delighted to have his work showcased in such a great venue.

“Through my art I seek to question and undermine traditional conceptions of corporeality while also exploring the relationship between the body and identity,” he said.

“Furthermore, the image comments on the possibilities of fiction in digital photography, a seemingly believable image is also somehow completely impossible, a perfect reflection permanently fixed on the brink of disruption.”

The image is a digital composite of multiple photographs and was created in London and the Sussex coast last summer.

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The three winning images were chosen by a panel of experts from the World Photography Organisation.