Travel Photographer of the Year

Arctic Horizon. Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 –  Portfolio Winner. Photo: © Quintin Lake

Midnight Mountains. Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 –  Portfolio Winner. Photo: © Quintin Lake

Light & Ice. Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 –  Portfolio Winner. Photo: © Quintin Lake

Silent Light. Light & Ice.Travel Photographer of the Year 2010 –  Portfolio Winner. Photo: © Quintin Lake

I’m delighted to announce that I have won the Amazing Places Portfolio Category of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2010. This prestigious international competition, which attracts thousands of applicants, involves submitting images online then if shortlisted sending fine art prints for final judging. The Portfolio category is based on a series of four images.


These images were taken during Anglo-Scottish East Greenland expedition in 2006 which was a month long ski journey involving pulling sleds, undertaken with three friends with the aim of climbing new peaks in an unexplored area of East Greenland. The expedition succeeded in 16 first ascents but the real discovery for me was the otherworldly light of the Arctic cased by the midnight sun and the interplay of the palette of pastel colours with the almost-not-there landscape.

Much of the month was either bright blue skies or white clouds – of little photographic interest – but the images in the portfolio were of the sudden moments of drama that punctuated these conditions. For example, the primarily grey photograph, depicting the horizon of light  was taken when we were tent bound for three days on the icecap and the light appeared momentarily just before the storm closed in again.


  • A technical account of the Expedition in the 2009 American Alpine Journal
  • The Expedition Report. Which is also available to view at: The Royal Geographical Society, The British Mountaineering council, Tangent Expeditions, The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, The Alpine Club, The Mount Everest Foundation, Arctic Club, Scottish Arctic Club, and the Danish Polar Centre


Prints are available in two sizes:

  • Signed A2 giclee print on cotton fine art paper £295.00 (edition of 25)
  • Signed 90x60cm Lightjet on Aluminium float frame £1200.00 (edition of 7) see example

To order prints either contact me direct of order online here