Czech photographer Martin Faltejsek has won a photo contest organised by makers of The Macallan single malt whisky.

Picture credit: Martin Faltejsek

Martin’s image, entitled ‘Personality’, beat more than 2,500 entries from almost 1,000 photographers to win the Masters of Photography ‘The Last Word’ competition.

The top prize is a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera and a trip to a whisky distillery.

Entrants were urged to upload a portrait, alongside a single word that captured the mood of their photograph.

The public voted for their favourite shots – creating a shortlist of 50.

A judging panel, which included Royal Photographic Society president Roy Robertson, then chose the overall winner.

Commenting on Martin’s shot, judges said: ‘The spontaneous, yet controlled nature of the shot is very appealing.

‘The setting and colour harmony works well, to create a visually stimulating and thought-provoking image.’

The global contest was launched to mark The Macallan’s third Masters of Photography Series, a collaboration with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.