Slow Exposure: The Winners

By Lindsey Last edited 117 months ago
Slow Exposure: The Winners

Observe by randydandy - one of our winners
Our inaugural photography competition attracted a fabulous 219 entries. Slow down and browse through the Flickrpool here - it's a lovely distraction - and that's just what our judges had to do when asked to whittle the group down to a manageable shortlist by selecting their personal top 20. Incredibly, selecting their own favourites in isolation resulted in a shortlist of 52, demonstrating the diversity of interpretation entrants had applied to the brief and the high standard across the board. Thus it was, over a beer in the BFI cafe, that Amanda, Brett and Mike got together to jointly appraise their choices and select Slow Exposure's winning pictures, bearing in mind the desire for an arresting photograph that captures both the Londonist slant on life and the ethos of Slow Down London.

It wasn't easy but they've made their selection and the winning photos are hooked up below. We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered the competition - it was a delight to see your work - and we'll be projecting the entire Flickrpool onto the wall of Ray's Jazz Cafe at Foyles on the night of 1 May. Please come along to our exhibition private view and party to celebrate our contest, view all the entries and meet some Londonist types. RSVP now!

As for the winners, they've all been contacted by Flickrmail and should get back to us as soon as possible to confirm they're up for participating in the exhibition. Exact specifications for your prints, and when and where to deliver them, will follow very shortly. Just a reminder that we'll be announcing special commendations on the night, with prizes courtesy of judge Brett and Shoot Experience and the winning photos will be used by Slow Down London to promote the campaign in press and PR.

One further big thank you to our judges for taking the time (however much they enjoyed it!) to pick our winning pictures - meet Brett Jefferson Stott, Mike Ramsden and Amanda Stone at the private view.

In the meantime, Slow Down London has a wonderful programme of events lined up, which we'll be telling you more about shortly. So, take it easy out there.

March of Progress


Portobello Road

Bird brain

Baker Street Revolution


Forever blowing bubbles

British Museum


Prince Alfred silhouettes


The Eye Beholds: Dusk

Untitled - Everybody looks cool

Thames walk from Hammersmith to Chiswick 39

London’s beaches aka South Bank

A private island in the middle of the city

Heart of Charing Cross

Regents Park


Lunch hour

Wandering around London

Sleeping angel

Village Market - sleeping child (not for sale)

Untitled (tree)


072/2009 Stop Look Around

O is for Optimistic Outlook and Smile

Time to chat and taste

Finding time

Londonist Presents: Slow Exposure is at Ray's Jazz Cafe, Foyles, Charing Cross Road from 24 April - 24 May, with a private view and party on Friday 1 May between 6-8.30pm... going on later at a venue tbc.

Last Updated 01 April 2009