Player portrait hangs in leading advertising agency

A stunning photographic portrait of a Tredegar player is currently being displayed at one of the UKs leading advertising agencies in London

A portrait of Tredegar cornet player Matthew Shaw has been selected by award winning photographer David Imms to be displayed at the influential Grey Advertising Agency in Hatton Garden in London.

It forms part of a series of six superb photographic portraits of players taken just after they had performed at the 2017 National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall

Albert Hall

David visited Tredegar just before the contest to take shots of the band in rehearsal, and then took further images at the Albert Hall.

As he said at the time: “I want to try and show that determination to succeed in the portraits of the players — something that drives hard working people from all walks of life to give time to a hobby that brings them so much enjoyment in a competitive environment.”

The results - as seen by this stunning shot of Matthew certainly show that, with David now preparing them for entry in the prestigious ‘Portrait of Britain’ exhibition.
Stunning shot

The results - as seen by this stunning shot of Matthew certainly show that, with David now preparing them for entry in the prestigious ‘Portrait of Britain’ exhibition.

As he told 4BR: “Last year I was lucky enough to have an entry selected which was displayed on bus stops and billboards nationwide.  I feel the portraits I took in October are graphic and arresting as well as engaging with the subject, so I think one or more may stand a chance of getting in this year.”

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