ANTONY EDMONDS (Great Britain) - Nominee for 'Media Ambassador of the Year'
- Profession: canoeing photographer, nationality: British
- Disciplines: canoe slalom, canoe sprint, freestyle, downriver (wildwater), recreational
Antony Edmonds from Guildford, UK is one of the world's leading photographers in the field of paddlesports. He has a reputation for capturing high-speed action, movement and the emotion and spirit of an event.
Producing some of the most iconic canoeing images over the last decade, Antony has been nominated for the Media Professional of the Year 2014.
He is the official photographer of the British Canoeing team at national championships, international selections, World Cups and World and European Championships. Antony was the official photographer for British canoeing events (sprint and slalom) at the 2012 Olympic games.
With numerous canoeing magazine front covers and feature spreads, his other clients in paddlesports include: Vajda, KayakPro, Peak UK, Elio Kayaks, Hydra Sports, British Canoeing and Canoe England.
His paddlesport photos are frequently used on other media platforms including Sportscene, the ICF. Antony's photo of GB paddler Mallory Franklin appeared on the front cover of Jonathan Males's book on canoeing-athlete psychology; In the flow.
Through networking and working freelance at numerous weekend competitions over the years, Antony has branded himself as a leading expert in canoeing and sport motion stills.
Activities and achievements off the water:
- Antony set up his own business, AE Photos, that unites freelance sports photographers on one platform
- Worked with British Canoeing to improve the quality of media material used in promoting all paddlesports
- AE Photos also specialises in cycling and endurance racing
- In 2012 AE Photos became the official partner of InMotion endurance events including Grim Challenge (7000) and the Milton Keynes Festival of Running (5000)
- A whole range of other sports feature in the AE Photos portfolio including rugby, netball, basketball and athletics
Visit www.AEphotos.co.uk/canoeing for more photos.
This is a 2014 archived nominee. For the 2015 nominees click on the button below.