Dizzee Rascal picks Shackleton RAF plane

Mercury prize winning artist Dizzee Rascal’s pick of the week is a wind and rain swept image of a grounded Shackleton, which was a British long-range, maritime patrol aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force. 


The photo is a new entry in the local, urban and secret categories of Bing’s Your Britain national photography competition, which Dizzee kicked off last month with Dizzee curating the visually led search engine’s homepage with a collection of his images.


Commenting on his chosen picture for the week Dizzee said: “This shot is really atmospheric. Even though this British-made aircraft is grounded and clearly damaged, it still looks like it is about to take off with the rain and wind twisting around it.


If you’re inspired by Dizzee’s photos, you can enter your own images of what you consider to be beautiful about Britain for your chance to win £10,000. Head to www.your-britain.com for more information. The competition closes on 24th June 2011.


For more information contact Andrew Burton and Kate Gard on 0207009 3100 or visit www.bing.com or www.your-britain.com.

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