The Guardian “Britain iS” Competition

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London summer, by Luca di Filippo. Urban category winner 

Photographer Jill Mead says: “I love this image. It made me look twice as it’s unusual and also gloriously happy. This lad looks like he is being elevated by the sheer force of water. His hands are clenched in anticipation of the curtain of cold water bursting up at him. It’s an idyllic moment to capture and reminded me of Nick Danziger photo of kids playing with a water hydrant in Glasgow. The two behind look like they have just taken a photo or sent a text, while this lad just leaps for joy. I think it’s on the south bank in London. He must have gone home dripping wet. Its something we all should try.”