Derek Pye

Derek Pye Scoops Top Photo Award

on Friday, 03 December 2010. Posted in Derek's Diary

Derek Pye has for the 42nd year running scooped the top prize at the 2010 Award Winning Husband and Wife Top Wedding Photographer awards ceremony. The awards which have run for 42 years, only awards awards to the top award winning wedding photographer and gives the photographer the right to call himself an award winning wedding photographer.

Derek’s picture, entitled “Confetti Piss version 42” was praised by the judges for “ bleak, uncompromising beauty. Simplicity of composition and mastery of the moment”. Speaking after the ceremony Mr Pye said “ I got lucky, the bride was late and I was busting for a piss. You have to be alive to these opportunities, lesser photographers would have found a toilet ” Award Winning Wedding Photo

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  • Dax534

    Dax534

    05 February 2013 at 19:32 |
    is this really passing for comp winning images in the United Kingdom of England?

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  • Martin Parr

    Martin Parr

    05 February 2013 at 19:32 |
    I really love this image. Is your work available through a gallery?

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  • Doineau

    Doineau

    05 February 2013 at 19:33 |
    Derek - as an award-winner, are you going to be involved with the workshop below?

    Scream Davidson's Foto-Biz Blitz

    Join success magnet, business boundary pusher and imageer Scream Davidson for a series of high-octane 'ThinkShops'. Fresh from his sell-out tour of the US, Scream's first UK foray is designed to turbo-boost the most flaccid of photographic enterprises.

    If you want to make 2011 a success for you and your lacklustre business, then let Scream rocket you full of inspiration - transform your limp efforts into a pounding mass of business thrust muscle.

    Scream shares the stage with an uber-collection of barely credible industry speakers, including
    - a raft of professional photographers that were in IT last year
    - hot-air merchants with a minimal grasp of business fundamentals, and great anecdotes
    - a suit with great hair who came fifteenth on The Apprentice three years ago

    Scream then facilitates over everyone, during his renowned morale-exploding Foto-Biz Blitz Breakout sessions. Delegates are grouped into puddles of disappointment, each one chaired by a self-proclaimed industry specialist or someone with bad teeth and terrible skin from the SPWW. Scream guides the Blitz Breakout Session from his hover-lectern, backed up with pulsing hardcore techno beats and projected v***o clips of him being fantastic, whilst delegates try stealing ideas and sample albums from each other.

    You are guaranteed to leave feeling energised and buzzing, with a head full of nebulous ideas that you will never action. Every delegate will receive Scream Davidson's exclusive Foto-Biz Blitz Sack, laden with marketing for training workshops, dandruff, vacuous photographic books about nothing and bitterness that Scream is making a better living than you.

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  • Paul Davis

    Paul Davis

    05 February 2013 at 19:33 |
    An awesome image that is bulging at the seams with semiotic significance and narrative. I have also considered the possibility that you have taken influence from Rorschach's inkblot tests in the pavement staining .. very deep stuff and a refreshing change to the usual p*ss poor (no pun intended)degree fodder swilling round most contemporary competition winning lists.

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  • David Bailey

    David Bailey

    05 February 2013 at 19:33 |
    Great to see you are still at the peak of your field Derek. Thanks for a the advice when I was starting out.

    Dave

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  • Alice

    Alice

    05 February 2013 at 19:34 |
    It was a great experience for me to read this blog. The image is really awesome.

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  • Crash Taylor

    Crash Taylor

    05 February 2013 at 19:34 |
    This pic is Awesome!

    I hate to admit, but you're better photograpger than me.

    Happy Shooting!

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  • Alice

    Alice

    05 February 2013 at 19:34 |
    I really liked the art hidden behind this image. may be it is random pic but it has some mean to it.

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  • Karsh of Ottowa

    Karsh of Ottowa

    05 February 2013 at 19:35 |
    I don't think I will ever raise a camera again!

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  • Mark Lanw

    Mark Lanw

    05 February 2013 at 19:35 |
    I think I can see Bin Laden's face in the piss...

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  • Simon P

    Simon P

    05 February 2013 at 19:36 |
    So glad someone has finally got to grips with the tricky world that is

    wedding photography,no buying a camera on monday and shooting on tuesday

    but waiting until weds makes all the difference,,, keep it up.

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  • Martin Giddings

    Martin Giddings

    15 September 2013 at 17:23 |
    These are truly insightful images and will one day, no doubt, be very valuable. I have never seen red and yellow work so well with each other. Can you buy the originals at all?

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