Express Insurance Motocross Photographer of the Year

November 10, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | Comment |

James Clews has been named the Express Insurance photographer of the year. “My photograph was taken at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire for the British series and captures the renowned motocross rider Mike Brown,” James said. “The idea of the shot was to give the rider a better sense of speed and bring out the colours. I used a panning shot which is a great technique in photographing this sport.” James’ winning prize is £250 worth of KTM motorcycle gear plus an exclusive one-to-one photography lesson with professional photographer Ray Archer.

Press Release

James Clews named Express Insurance Motocross Photographer of the Year

James Clews from Exmouth, Devon has been named the Express Insurance photographer of the year, beating off more than 600 other entries in the process.

The final five photographs were judged at the Dirt Bike Show on Friday 5th November 2010 by a number of high profile judges including KTM motocross rider Martin Barr and renowned motocross photographer Ray Archer.

James’ winning prize is £250 worth of KTM motorcycle gear plus an exclusive one-to-one photography lesson with professional photographer Ray Archer.

Express Insurance Motocross Photography Competition Results

1st             James Clews
2nd             Andrew Conway
3rd             Andrew Waghorne
4th             Robert Palmer
5th             Michael Bennett

The runner-up, Andrew Conway, received a Flip HD Video Camera and a pair of tickets to a round of his choice at the 2011 Maxxis motocross Championships. Andrew Waghorne in third place, won £50 worth of KTM motorcycle gear and a pair of tickets to a round of his choice at the 2011 Maxxis motocross championships.

James, 23, who has been taking motocross photographs for the last three and a half years, says: “I’m over the moon to have won the competition, I can’t quite believe it. This means so much to me and has shown that my photography education has paid off.

I’m really looking forward to my one to one session with Ray Archer to get an insight on how a professional takes his shots and I can’t wait to get back out there and take some more photos.”

“My photograph was taken at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire for the British series and captures the renowned motocross rider Mike Brown. The idea of the shot was to give the rider a better sense of speed and bring out the colours. I used a panning shot which is a great technique in photographing this sport.”

Professional photographer Ray Archer commented on James’ photograph: “James is obviously experimenting and putting some thought into his shots and I liked the way he managed to create a very even blur with some wonderful colours. I’m looking forward to our photography session in the New Year so that he can develop his unquestionable talent.”

KTM rider Martin Barr and judge commented: “This was a cool competition and produced some fantastic photographs. The final five shots showed a variety of motocross action and there is obviously a wealth of photography talent out there.”

To view more than 600 entries visit the Express Insurance Facebook site www.facebook.com/ExpressInsuranceUK


Photo: James Clews



Your Comments