Winners in Balham photography competition to form new exhibition

"Local Tiger", one of the winning photographs Photo: Felicitas

"Balham Sees Balham", a competition encouraging local residents to photograph Balham and what it means to them, has announced the winning pictures today.

The eleven images chosen will form a new exhibition in the town, going on display in shop windows from October 1st.

The winning photographs are below - and you can take a look at all of the entries on the competition website.

A Portrait Session in Balham Credit: Louise Rose photography

This stylish and quirky couple wanted something a bit different from their portrait session – we had fun looking for unusual locations around Balham’s back streets and found some wonderful backdrops. I loved how this brick wall brought out Bella’s porcelain skin, and the little green weeds offset her striking hair and bright lipstick. It was such a gorgeous moment – both tender and playful, which really reflects them as a couple.

– Louise Rose Photography
Local Tiger Credit: Felicitas
The Balham Butchers Credit: Charlie Welch

Our family run store. The heart of the community.

– Charlie Welch
Red Coat Credit: Felicitas
Balham Underground Station Platform Credit: Danielle Bach
Micro Landscape Credit: Brian Sharland
Balham Tube Credit: Margarett Frith

I took this photo waiting for the tube a few months ago. It’s black and white because I feel like it could have been from any time. So many people walk down to the Balham tube station every day – it has held so many stories over the years.

– Margarett Frith
Behind Boundaries Road Credit: Sophie Martin-Castex
Sunrise over Balham Credit: Dave Cross

I’ve seen some wonderful sunrises and sunsets over Balham. This was a particularly good one. The sun is rising over The Bedford and the railway station.

– Dave Cross
Bedford Hill at Night Credit: Oli Farago
Tooting Common Credit: Brian Sharland