Mark Harrison Portrait of Britain

Congratulations to Mark Harrison for his third win in the Portrait of Britain Competition.  We love this double portrait of Mark’s, which is one of the 100 winning entries into the 2018 Portrait of Britain competition. The work will be exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide from the 1st Sept, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held.

We can’t wait to see it on billboards around the UK, as well as seeing it in the book which will be available from Hoxton Mini Press. Books can be pre-ordered here: and you can see the full set of winners and shortlist here:


Veteran success

We’re delighted that two of Mark Harrison’s portraits have been selected for the Royal Photographic Society 161 shortlist for 2018.  One of them is part of a wider series on veterans, shot on location at the RAF museum Hendon at which I was lucky enough to join Mark at the shoot. The men, and occasional women, that Mark persuaded to be photographed there were reticent about their bravery and skills, but charming and fascinating to the last.  His portraits manage to both capture that sense of them and honour their bravery and courage. This is a different shot, from the same series, of LAC Dennis Hope. See more of the series on the website here:

Winner Winner!

Congratulations to Tom Parker for winning  the “InterContinental Food at the Table”  at The Pink Lady Food Photography Awards last week – one of our favourite nights of the year (thanks to Tattinger and the fab Caroline Kenyon).  Great to see Tom’s work up on the wall and you can see all the finalists and his winning work here:

We’re looking forward to next years competition already!



Pink Lady Time Again

It’s that time of year again – and this year both Tom Parker and Susan Bell are both up for a prize, but in different categories (phew).  We can’t wait until next week when the winners are announced at our favourite event of the year.  Keep your fingers crossed for both of them!


Awards here, awards there…

We’ve been happily collecting a clutch of awards  to go on the office mantlepiece over the last month  – David Boni won a Roses award for his Smooth Glasgow portrait project for Whyte and Mackay (exhibition picture) and both Tom Parker and Susan Bell were winners in the Pink Lady food photography awards.  Tom Parker won first prize in the Politics of Food category  and Susan was second in the Food of the World  category. We’re very proud of all our talented photographers and look forward to more wins in the future – no pressure!

Portrait of Britain x 3

We were delighted to see that three of Mark Harrison’s portraits: Nadiya Hussain, William Parr and Stephen Hawking were all chosen to be in the final 100 for The BJP Portrait of Britain competition. The images can be seen til the end of September on JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK. You can also see them here:

Mark was also talking about his entries on BBC Radio London with (l to r) Dylan Collard photographer, Jo Good – presenter and previous photographic subject of Mark’s, Simon Bainbridge of the BJP, and  Mark Harrison.simon-bainbridge-editorial-director-of-the-british-journal-of-photography-photographers-mark-harrison-and-dylan-collardnadiya-masterhawking2new-bill-parr

Susan Bell – success at Pink Lady Food Photography Awards

We had a very happy, champagne fuelled, night out (thank you Tattinger and Pink Lady) at the Food Photography Awards last night .  It’s always a lovely chance to see many of our favourite clients in one place, and to look at some amazing food photography on the walls.  But last night, we had even more to reason to enjoy it as our very own Susan Bell won first prize in the  Production Paradise Food off the Press category ( ) To say that Susan was surprised to win would be an understatement – but she rallied round and we helped her to celebrate late into the evening.  Congratulations Susan on a fabulous win! Cook Nourish-985-Salmonstill-EditRetouched

Pick up a (D&AD) pencil

210131_d553ee3305464914b75ffb3c1bd0eb74We are absolutely delighted that Robyn Vickers and the Ogilvy and Mather crew won a graphite pencil in the D&AD for their project for Amnesty. It was a tricky project involving hours and hours of work with melted wax, candles, models and hidden figures.  The project raised both money and awareness for Amnesty and was a great success.  We are proud that Robyn was involved – you can see more about the project here:

Six is a winner

So Lucid Rep is 6 years old – and like all 6 year olds we’ll be celebrating our birthday with presents and cake…but for you, not us!

Look out for our postcards with one of our special 6 images. All you have to do is take a picture of something, anything that relates to the number six, upload it to our Pinterest board, and  the best entry will win a limited edition print of one of our photographers’ shots. There is no limit to the number of times you enter, but the judges (us) choice will be final…

Closing date is the 10th of Jan 2014.

See all of our photographers’ creations, and enter your own  by tweeting us , or emailing them to

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries!

Pink Lady Food Photography Awards 2013

Now it’s all over we can finally show you Anders Schonnemann’s shot of tea pickers that was a finalist in the food in the field category for the Pink Lady Competition 2013…Any excuse to drink Tattinger champagne and look at gorgeous food photography and catch up with our peers is always going to be a delightful evening – and we weren’t disappointed.

Both Con Poulos and Anders Schonnemann had a number of commended images in the competition this year.  Last year Con was a finalist, but this year, as one of the finalists,  it was Anders’s tea pickers shot that was hung on the wall for us all to admire.

It was a tough competition and alas Anders didn’t win this time. However we were delighted to cheer on our near neighbour in SE1-  and all round nice chap Jonathan Gregson as he won not one, but two, prizes in the food portrait category.

Congratulations to all the winners and commended photographers – and we’re looking forward to going again next year…

and coming home with an award next time (third time lucky).