This eye-catching portrait photo has helped a Burnham-On-Sea photographer win an international award.

Alistair Campbell has been named the Portrait Winner at the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers Print Competition, the largest such competition in Europe.

Alistair told “I won the Avant Garde portrait category initially and my winning shot was judged against the other portrait categories to choose the ‘Overall Portrait Winner’.”

He added: “I have only been doing photography for a couple of years and had no idea how my work would stand up against others, or indeed what level I was at.”

“So I entered mainly to get a indication of my level, and really never thought I would receive these awards. It’s a vey proud feeling to get recognition amongst my peers.”

The awards ceremony was held in the Hilton Hotel in London with over 500 entries assessed from around the world.

Pictured: Alistair is pictured with the CEO of the SWPP Phil Jones, Gurvir Joha (Classic Portrait winner) and Martin Leckie (Childrens Portrait winner)