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UCA Rochester student shortlisted for EIZO Student Award 2019

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography graduate Grace Elliot, from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester has been shortlisted for the EIZO Student Award 2019.

Eizo is well known to creatives for making make high-end monitor screens, which are fully colour collaborated and ideal for editing on. Every year Eizo run a competition for students studying photography, which recognises the best in new creative image making. Winning entrants receive an Eizo ColourEdge monitor and a placement offer with a leading photographer in the industry. Past winners have spent time with the likes of Rankin, Miles Aldridge and Simon Roberts.

Behind the scenes shooting © Grace Elliot

Grace – who entered the awards for the first time last year ­– decided to enter this year’s awards with her photography series ‘Tara & Luca’, which was shot whilst working on a client brief set by UCA's course in collaboration with the brand Hermès. Grace said: “We got given a Hermès tie or scarf and Hermès asked us to produce an editorial with the accessory as the main focus. I took a lot of inspiration from the old-school western romance and more recent films like True Romance and Paris Texas. I shot the series on my great uncles’ medium format Yashica Mat-124G camera in my home city of Canterbury,­ this made the project quite personal and hopefully added to the timeless and nostalgic feel of the series.

© Grace Elliot

“Being shortlisted reminds you that hard work and passion can pay off, and it really gives you that push to keep on producing new work and to keep moving forward. Getting exposure is key to working your way into the industry, so to have my work shared on different platforms through the competition has been really great.”

The EIZO winners will be announced on Friday 14 June.

To view more of Grace’s work visit her website or follow her at @gracejelliot

To find out more about UCA (Hons) Fashion Photography at Rochester visit the course pages.