Every year Getty Images publishes Year In Focus, a stunning round up of the year’s iconic images. It is an international selection, showcasing news, sports and entertainment. This year it features more live music than ever before, with Redferns well represented. I feel very honoured that two of my photos have been used – this one of Iggy Azalea at the Supperclub, which came second in the recent Music Picture of the Year Award, and a shot of Jay Z from the O2 Arena in London.
Tonight, the Getty Images Gallery in London’s West End hosted the 2013 Getty Images European Editorial Photography Awards on 15 January. The evening was a celebration of the work of the editorial teams right across Europe covering news, sport and entertainment.
Amongst the categories was, for the first time, a new award for Music Picture of the Year. I was very proud to have been nominated for the award some weeks ago and over Christmas I poured over every shot I’d taken in 2013 to come up with the required three that I felt merited submission. Amongst an illustrious crowd, I was delighted and humbled to be awarded second place for the picture shown here of Iggy Azalea performing at the Supperclub in London on 14 October.
The standard of photography on show was inspiring. As a Formula 1 fan I was particularly interested in the sports categories but overall the talent in the room was quite something – it was a privilege to be rubbing shoulders with some of the most talented news, sports and entertainment photographers in Europe.