Photography student wins competition to photograph the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016

07 January 2016

Second year BA (Hons) Photography student wins international competition to photograph the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 in Sweden!

Hamish Irvine has been chosen by the World Curling Federation’s Sport Media Trainee Programme selection panel to attend the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 in Karlstad, Sweden, between 16-23 April, as a trainee photographer.

Within the international competition there were three trainee photographer prizes up for grabs, at one of the curling events: Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2015, World Junior Curling Championships 2016 and World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

On winning a place on the programme Hamish said:-

“I’m absolutely delighted! The competition is on an international scale, so to have won a place is incredible. It will be excellent experience for me - I can’t wait to get out there”.

Hamish 1Image: Hamish Irvine in Vietnam

Hamish’s photography has gone from strength to strength, both on his BA (Hons) Photography degree and his work as a freelance photographer. Last year he travelled to Tokyo on a Leeds College of Art trip with his course, which then inspired Hamish to travel to Vietnam to explore another totally different culture… In Vietnam he travelled by motorbike on a month long journey across 2000km of the country with his 1952 Rolleiflex 2.8 6x6 Medium Format camera. On his travels he shot contemporary documentary style street photographs of life, to try and capture the ‘real’ Vietnam off the beaten track. His trip to Vietnam led to an exhibition of his work at Arosti Café in Leeds.

You can check out Hamish’s work at his website here

Hamish 2Image by Hamish Irvine