Winning an award for composure can only be a good thing for an up-and-coming photographer.

Middlesex University photography graduate and former Hendon resident Robin Lambert has just won the inaugural Graduate Photographers Award 2015 for a collection of images titled Fugue State created for his final year degree project.

“I was surprised to win actually,” admits the 24-year-old, who as part of his prize in May had the chance to exhibit his pictures at the popular Photo London fair, held in Somerset House.

“The award is good exposure for me at this stage in my career and I’ll continue building my personal work and shooting more editorial portraiture.”

Robin was picked from 100 entries by a panel of experts to win the prize.

Robin’s work is particularly influenced by crime scene photography.

“I guess I didn’t really know what I wanted to do,” remembers the artist, who has taken photos for the Financial Times' Weekend supplement.

“It seemed like a really natural step just to do it about photography itself. I learned how to sequence photographs together. I took a lot of inspiration from old crime scene pictures.”

Fascinated by the pared-back focus on single objects and the use of the flash in crime-scene photography, Robin wasn’t interested in focussing on the crime itself in his work.

“The ones that are nicer are the really quiet ones, the ones that suggest the story,” he explains.

Raised in Abbots Langley, his interest in photography was piqued when he was given a camera to take on a Year Six school trip.

And the future’s looking bright for Robin, who wants to explore portaiture in photography.