Photo of the Week – 20 February 2011

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This week sees the start of a new feature on my blog, called ‘Photo of the Week’. Now make no mistake about it, I’m no David Hockney or Paul Bunyard (a great photographer who tweets @wildaboutimages). However, mainly for my own purposes, I am posting my favourite photo of the week in a Guardian Eyewitness-style post.


VIEW FROM ABOVE_I'm pleased with this quirky photograph of my friend on the school's lighting desk at the recent production of 'Alice'.

This week’s featured photo (week commencing 14 February 2011) was taken backstage, at the recent production of Alice at my school. Although I was tied up with the lighting desk during the actual performance, I managed to get this photo of the show’s lighting designer, Tom Sims, as he finalised the cues for Thursday’s show.

Taken on my friend Adam’s very nice Nikon DSLR with a fish-eye lens, it’s the first photo I’ve ever taken with such a rare and quirky piece of kit, and I’m pleased with the equally rare and quirky resulting photograph.


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Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.