Last night we were absolutely thrilled to hear that one of Gasket’s founders Mick Frank is the winner of the 2015 Wellcome Images Award.

Wellcome Trust Overall Winner - Mick Frank

Wellcome Trust Overall Winner – Mick Frank

From the Wellcome Trust:

‘Our judges were unanimous in their decision, as James, Fergus and Sir Tim explain:

“As far as standout images go, the image of the horse’s uterus with the fetus was incredible and just sticks in my mind. It evokes many different emotions at once: it’s fascinating, sad, macabre, almost brutal. Yet the subject is also delicate, detailed and beautiful. The image shows us a large and magnificent creature reduced to this sad, fragile and half-formed creation, which I find very humbling.”
James Cutmore, Picture Editor of ‘BBC Focus’

“Those rear legs of a horse from an equine uterus – a compelling and haunting image.”
Fergus Walsh, Medical Correspondent for the BBC

“My favourite picture is of the equine uterus. Its presentation is hypnotic, like a Hieronymus Bosch painting… only it is real and truly marvellous.”
Sir Tim Smit, Founding Director of the Eden Project’

We at Gasket have always known of Mick’s incredible talent behind the lens, so it’s an absolute pleasure seeing his work recognised here.
You can see more of this stunning project on Mick’s personal website.