Ross winning shot, Anchor Point, Taghazout.

The prestigious Red Bull Illume 2023 photography award have just been announced with surfing legend Ted Grambeau taking the “Energy” award and Cornish surf photographer Ross taking the ‘Lifestyle category’ photography award.

Teds winning shot of James McKean, Shipstern Bluff.

Obviously Ted needs no introduction but its huge achievement for Cornish photographer Ross Taylor who is really stoked to take the lifestyle category!

Ross said “Being part of Red Bull Illume has been a dream of mine since first picking up a camera nearly 4 years ago. To win the lifestyle catergory was a huge surprise and to be able to spend time amongst such an incredible level of photographers at the event I will never forget. This is a very special achievement for me and one that I will treasure for ever.”

Angela Vanwiemeersch, Long Canyon, UT, United States

Australian Krystle Wright made history as first female to win the Grand Prize at prestigious event.