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:
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: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/
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.
It’s a bit too hot at the moment to even consider cosiness as a concept, but we couldn’t resist this lovely book that Susan Bell has shot for Ebury Press. Hygge is the Danish concept of feeling of belonging and warmth and finding joy in small things. Well, we can totally go along with that – so make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and curl up and dream with this book, full of gorgeous images and ideas.
For a man of simple tastes when it comes to food over the last few years Mark Harrison has a spent a lot of time with Michelin starred chefs. This fantastic shoot for Stylist Magazine starred the leading female chefs worldwide. Greedy types that we are at Lucid we were disappointed he didn’t bring us back any high end snacks – but the pictures are great, so we were visually satisfied instead… You can read the story in full in this weeks magazine – out now or see the rest of the tear sheets under commissioned work on Mark’s webpage.
On our way back from a meeting with a new client last week, Mowie reminded us that it has been a whole year since we started to represent him. How time flies when you’re having fun! Apart from being a delightful person, he is also a rather talented food photographer and we’ve loved introducing him to new clients…from big brands including M&S, Caffe Nero and Harrods to Borough Market superstar scotch egg purveyors Scotchtails. So here is a reminder of some of Mowie’s shoots over the last year and we can’t wait for the next year of working together! If you still want to see even more of his work you can follow him on instagram and twitter as well as on our website.