Congratulations to Hawkes Bay photographer Richard Wood who has been named New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year for the second time at the recent 2014 Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards held in Rotorua. Richard also won the Illustrative Category, and is a current Grand Master (GMNZIPP) of the NZIPP. The GMNZIPP is the highest distinction that can be awarded at the Iris Awards, and is presented to photographers who have achieved the distinction of NZIPP Fellow (FNZIPP) six times.
Mike Langford, President of the NZIPP said “Richard Wood continually produces images that are at the cutting edge of the creative photographic process. He pushes the boundaries with his experimentation and originality, and shows us new ways of seeing.”
The Epson/NZIPP Iris Awards Gala DInner was held at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, and was held in conjunction with the annual Infocus 2014 conference.