Dizzee Rascal snaps Yorkshire Sculpture Park for photography competition

Dizzee Rascal at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Dizzee Rascal at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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MULTI award-winning urban star Dizzee Rascal is used to be snapped by the paparazzi.

But the chart-topper has recently been spotted doing some photography of his own in West Yorkshire.

The rapper, who is known for his hits Bonkers and Dance With Me, was at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park taking striking pictures as part of a national photography competition. Mercury Prize winner Dizzee has travelled the length and breadth of the country taking snaps of some of the sights that he thinks help to make Britain beautiful.

He said of the Sculpture Park: “I discovered this place after doing a gig up north in Yorkshire.

“A couple of us chilled out here afterwards while my team was getting ready to travel to the next gig.

“Some of the sculptures here are so interesting, like nothing I’d ever seen before.

“The contrast between the natural surroundings and contemporary structures is stunning.

“I love seeing other peoples perspectives, whether it’s in music or art, it can help you see outside the box, which is really important.”

Dizzee helped to whip Leeds into a frenzy last year when he performed at Party in the Park, in Temple Newsam.

He became the guest curator for internet search engine Bing and his shots from across the country – including his work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – have been showcased online for Bing.com’s Your Britain competition.

The competition encourages people to enter images of sights that inspire them and they will be judged by a panel of experts – including Dizzee Rascal.

Alex Payne, head of search for Bing, said: “We are delighted that Dizzee Rascal is taking the lead in deepening Bing’s view on the world, and that he is so keen to express his own view of life in Britain.”

The competition closes on Friday, June 24.

For more information visit www.bing.com or www.your-britain.com

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