A photo of traditional smoked food in the Yorkshire Dales has been shortlisted for an international food photography award – and you can have your say by voting for it.
The evocative colour image, showing a Kilnsey smoked trout being prepared, was captured by food photographer Joan Ransley and has been nominated for Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2016, the world’s leading awards celebrating the art and diversity of food photography and film.
The photo originally appeared in the Yorkshire Post Magazine feature ‘Smoky and the banquet’ published on 5th December 2015. It will now be competing against more than 400 images in the People’s Choice vote in the ‘Food Off the Press’ category.
“We’re so happy that Joan’s photo of the Kilnsey Smokery is up for an award,’ says owner Jamie Roberts. “She’s captured a beautiful image of our traditional hand-smoking process.”
The panel of judges for the awards includes David Loftus (Jamie Oliver’s photographer) and Jay Raynor food writer for the Guardian/Observer.
Ilkley-based Joan Ransley specialises in photographing food and her work has featured in many national newspapers and magazines. She was commissioned by the Kilnsey Smokery to produce a series of images that showcase their traditional working methods – a selection of her images can be found by clicking here.
To cast your vote for the photo please visit the awards website www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com and choose the category ‘Production Paradise Food Off The Press’ before selecting your favourite image. Voting is for one week only, from Wednesday 30 March to Thursday 7 April at 12 Noon.
To read the original Yorkshire Post feature about the Kilnsey Smokery click here.
To find out more about Joan Ransley and her work click here.