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: http://www.portraitofbritain.uk/pre-order-book/ and you can see the full set of winners and shortlist here: http://www.portraitofbritain.uk/
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:
Anther brilliant commission from Stylist Magazine for Mark Harrison – shooting these two groups of modern day feminist activists, with the look of 100 year old photography, to mark the centenary of women getting the vote for the first time in the UK. Admittedly it was only given to women over 30 or property owners…even so – a huge milestone that we are all celebrating. Have a look here if you want to see more of Mark’s group photography.
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!
We really needed our Christmas break this year as we finished off 2016 with a 3 days shoot for a new beauty client with Susan Bell and started 2017 with a 4 day shoot for David Boni with another new – this time pharmaceutical – client. It’s only halfway through the month and we’ve already been out and about with the portfolios and treats for hungry browsers and had a creative PPM at the top of an unfinished skyscraper with Mowie Kay. So all in all 2017 really started with a bang for us – and we hope it has for you too.
Looking forward to working with old and new clients again this year – and do let us know if you’d like to book us in to come into your office to show you portfolios and bring you cake…