A Coventry University student is one step closer to making his fashion photography dreams a reality after wowing judges to be named Emerging Photographer of the Year at the latest Midlands Fashion Awards.
Niall O’Connor, now in his final year of a photography BA, took the title after impressing creative designers with his artistic take on the world of fashion - despite never having entered his work into a competition before.
The 24-year-old photography student was selected as one of three finalists thanks to a creative portfolio of portraits taken in and around the city, before being named winner at an awards night this month.
Niall, who lives in Coventry, said: “This is my first time entering a competition. To win first prize against a large number of photographers is an achievement I’m very proud of.
“I’ve always aspired to work within the industry as a fashion photographer so I’m looking forward to my future after graduation, and the opportunities that may open up from this award.”