Winners of Falkirk firm's free photoshoots for key workers are confirmed

The winners of a free photoshoot giveaway, arranged to thank key workers for their efforts amid lockdown, have been announced.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 2:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 2:07 pm

After receiving a number of nominations, Derek Harley Photography Studio and Gallery in Falkirk has revealed the five frontline personnel who will be rewarded with an opportunity to have their pictures taken alongside their family by a professional photographer.

The Kirk Wynd business was one of many firms which signed up to be part of a Portraits of Togetherness contest run by the Guild of Photographers to show its appreciation for NHS staff and all other frontline workers.

As part of the national competition, members of the public were asked to put forward the name of any key worker they believed was deserving of a moment in the spotlight with their loved ones in a Rock the Box photoshoot worth £230.

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Derek Harley Photography Studio and Gallery in Falkirk is giving away a free photoshoot opportunity to five NHS staff and key workers. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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The following individuals will have their pictures taken by Derek Harley Photography: Steven Cartwright, a Detective Inspector with Police Scotland; Collette Mckay, a staff nurse at Forth Valley Royal Hospital; Shirley Hendry, an x-ray assistant at Forth Valley Royal Hospital; Margaret Briggs, a practice nurse at Banknock Health Centre; and Donna Bryce and Kelly Montgomery, kitchen staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Derek Harley said: “We received a number of nominations and today Falkirk Delivers and I have selected the five winners for our Rock the Box photoshoot.

“It was quite a struggle to pick just five! It took us about an hour-and-a-half to go through the nominations and narrow them down.

“It’s about bringing people together during lockdown because the shoots are going to involve the whole family.

“They’re done in a 4x4 white box and we make a composite image at the end with people interacting with one another.

“The photoshoots will be conducted at the end of September to tie in with this competition.”

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