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Top photos win Rotary prize

Young talent: Deanna Johnston shows off her certificate with Rotary President Iam Lamb and Wilson Robson displaying the winning shots.

Young talent: Deanna Johnston shows off her certificate with Rotary President Iam Lamb and Wilson Robson displaying the winning shots.

Former Arbroath High School pupil Deanna Johnston, and winner of Arbroath Rotary Club’s Young Photographer of the Year Award, has gone on to further success at Rotary District level.

Deanna was selected as runner-up in the senior section of the competition held by Rotary District 1010 which comprises over 90 individual Rotary clubs throughout northern Scotland.

Presenting Deanna with her second certificate within a month, Arbroath Rotary president Ian Lamb said: “This is a tremendous achievement and our members are proud and delighted that Deanna has gone on to achieve this high placing in Rotary’s wider competition.

“Deanna put a huge amount of work into creating the portfolio she entered for the competition and thoroughly deserves this success.”

Deanna said she felt surprised and privileged to have done so well in the competition.

“I never expected anything like this,“ she said. “In fact, I wasn’t even going to enter the competition as I didn’t think my photographs met the brief, but I was persuaded by High School teacher Ian Frier.”

Deanna’s very individual interpretation of the brief drew her to create an imaginary costumed tableaux with the willing help of her friends.

The pictures were all styled by Deanna along with the make-up artistry and layout of the shots. The photographs reflect inspiration from the pre-Raphaelite movement.

Deanna, who has only recently left school, hopes to go on to Dundee College to study for an HNC in Photography.

Her other interests include make-up artistry, tennis and keeping fit.

 

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