Dressed to impress for photo

A self-portrait showcasing a passion for fashion struck a winning pose in the Changing Faces of Leeds competition.

Finishing second in the contest’s self-portrait category, the photograph was taken by local student Su Shan Leong.

In her submission, Su Shan said: “Fashion is like a work of art. I have always loved styling my own outfits, even for school. Being able to pair various items of clothing to express my creativity and self-confidence was what drove me to capture this photograph.

“This was taken for my first photography elective module assignment in the University of Leeds. I wanted to portray myself as an outgoing, fashionable and creative individual that is willing to meet new people and gain new experiences while studying abroad.”

For the self-portrait category people were asked to submit images of themselves that they felt said something about their personality.

Commenting on the entry, the judge said: “A great pose. The bricked location really makes the subject stand out.”

The Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition, which runs at Leeds City Museum until June 5, features pictures capturing generations of people who have lived or worked in the city. Amateur snappers from across Leeds were asked to submit their own photographs from which a selection were chosen to appear in the final display.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “What makes this such a special and exciting exhibition is that, at its heart, it’s about the people of Leeds and the many different experiences that have inspired them to pick up a camera and capture an image that will last forever.”

The exhibition also features a series of workshops and events for children and adults.