Alma Haser: The Ventriloquist © Alma Haser
Alma is a brilliant young photographer whose work fully justifies her selection as a finalist. She is extremely hard working, is not afraid to try out new ideas and experiment with different cameras, film and concepts. She is also extremely charming and a joy to work with.
Spencer Murphy: Mark Rylance © Spencer Murphy
As for Spencer, well what can I say? He consistently produces stunning portraits of which his photograph of Mark Rylance must be one of his very best. He is also a very nice bloke.
Alma's photograph of me is here and Spencer's portrait is there.
I am so thrilled for both of them.