Preston snapper wins manufacturing photography award

Voortman V808, taken by Niek Braam at Leach Structural Steelwork in Preston UK. Winner in the Amateur Future Technology category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
Voortman V808, taken by Niek Braam at Leach Structural Steelwork in Preston UK. Winner in the Amateur Future Technology category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
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A Preston amateur photographer has beaten off fierce competition to snap up an EEF National Manufacturing Photography Award, sponsored by Liberty House Group and in partnership with the GREAT Campaign.

Niek Braam was named Best Amateur Photographer in the Future Technology category at the final of EEF’s manufacturing photography competition.

Niek wowed judges with his eye-catching image of a robotic thermal cutting machine, taken at Leach Structural Steelwork in Preston. It captures a cutting robot equipped with High Definition Plasma to enable a fast process with high quality results.#

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Niek said: “Manufacturing is a fantastic subject matter, offering such diverse opportunities for dramatic or challenging shots. It’s a very visual industry, but still requires a good eye, skill and patience to do it justice.

“It has been an honour seeing my work on display again alongside so many other fantastic images of modern manufacturing.”

Stephen Phipson, CEO at EEF, said: “From investing in the future by providing high-quality apprenticeships to exporting world class products across the globe, manufacturing is the perfect illustration of British creativity. Nick and all the other talented photographers shortlisted this year are to be congratulated on their incredible images that brilliantly reflect the innovation and dynamism of our sector.”