Student work makes front page

5 December 2012

Harrogate College photography student Scott Atkinsons’ photograph was chosen from hundreds of hopeful entries to grace the front cover of the first edition of International magazine Silverprint Creative.

Scott who studied on the Extended Diploma Photography course submitted images to internationally renowned photography stockist Silverprint who were so impressed with the photograph they featured it on the front cover.

The photograph featuring an image printed onto a pair of Van trainers was taken from Scott’s final major project and is inspired from the work of Jerry Uelsmann.

Scott gained excellent results on his course and has progressed on to the Foundation Degree in Photography.

Silverprint Business Manager Tyson Millar said:

We thought it was such a unique and impressive design it was clearly worthy to share on the cover of the editorial. We have many people attempting to create images on almost every surface imaginable and over the years we thought we’d heard it all until we saw Scott’s design. We actually took a whole bundle of the publication into the Vans store in Covent Garden, London and the staff were so impressed they asked for another stack!


Student Scott Atkinson said:

My idea came from the link between the lifestyle that goes with Vans Shoes and also the alternative photography processes. My project was based around surrealism and I liked the idea of producing a piece of work to be viewed on a pair of shoes was, in my eyes, a surrealist way of thinking.

Without the help of Johnathan Leng and the other Harrogate College photography department staff, and also the excellent darkroom facilities, my product that I envisioned would not have been completed. I have now continued onto the Foundation Degree to make the most of the facilities available, and to boost my technical abilities.


Scott Atkinson in the college darkroom holds the front cover of Silverprint creative magazine


Harrogate College Tutor Johnathan Leng said:

Scott’s final image is fantastic, which is why he has made the cover of the first issue of Silverprint Creative. What really impressed me though was his attitude towards creating his final images. His research and experimentation was extensive. Scott has the two most important qualities that are needed to be a Fine Art Photographer, hard work and a willingness to undertake experimentation. I wish Scott all the best in the future and I’m sure his photography will go from strength to strength.


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