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'Powerful but surprising' detail wins St Paul's photo competition
02 October 2014
Chris, who is 42 and who works for a Plumbers Merchants in Watford, regularly visits London to indulge in his passion for photography - specialising in low-light work and endeavouring capture things from unusual or unique angles.
As the winner of Surprise St Paul's, he will now be given an after-hours, behind-the-scenes tour of the Cathedral with five friends, led by the Cathedral's Surveyor to the Fabric, at which he will be given the chance to capture more stunning images.
He and his friends will then head over the road to the luxury 5-star Grange St Paul’s Hotel, which boasts fabulous unobstructed views of the Cathedral, where he and his friends will enjoy a Traditional Hibachi Dinner or Benihana Specialties Dinner.
Almost 600 entries were received for the competition, 12 of which were shortlisted and handed to Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, to choose a single winner.
VIEW ALL THE IMAGES ENTERED TO SURPRISE ST PAUL'S
The competition came after St Paul’s launched its text giving services, offering users the chance to help support the ministry, work and maintenance of St Paul’s either through a one-off £3 donation or a recurring monthly £5 donation.
Text GIVE to 70080 to give £3, as a one-off payment
St Paul's in Your Pocket
Text POCKET to 70088 to give £5, recurring on a monthly basis
Director of Development, Matthew Lagdon, said: "Last year alone more than two million people came to St Paul's, and it is those people who also helped it to be the single most photographed building in London.
The Cathedral wishes to thank Grange St Paul’s Hotel for kindly offering part of the competition prize.