A photographer who won a u00a32,000 fine-art competition used a film camera from the 1970s and a lens made in the 1960s, it has emerged.


Picture credit: Michael Jackson

British photographer Mike Jackson triumphed at the Photo Democracy awards, a contest hosted by Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, a gallery in London.

Jackson said he used a Hasselblad 500 C/M medium-format camera with a 50mm lens to capture his image of Poppit Sands in Wales, an area he has studied since 2007.

Asked what he plans do with his £2,000 prize, the photographer told AP: ‘The prize money is going to buy a lot of film as well as a service for my old Hasselblad.

‘After six years on a sandy, salty, windy beach it certainly needs it.’