Every year I visit this exhibition, and every year I enjoy looking at the final selection of images. The animal portraits are always beautiful and the documentary categories always offer something interesting and emotive.
That said, as time goes on, I’m starting to feel less inspired by the images that I see. Every year, you see exactly the same kinds of images; lots of shallow depth of field and virtually everything in landscape format. It is starting to feel very formulaic. Essentially, you know exactly what you will be getting before you even cross the threshold.
I would love to go to this exhibition one year and see something fresh and innovative, but as things stand, that doesn’t seem likely. I’m sad to say, that this competition just doesn’t seem to excite me anymore.