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!
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.
For the second year running we’re delighted to announce that Mark Harrison has a portrait in the BJP Portrait of Britain outdoor digital exhibition, choosen as one of 100 from 8000 entries. In partnership with Nikon, the photography giant, Portrait of Britain aims to show the social and cultural diversity of people in the UK and showcase everyday citizens and unsung heroes. Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director at the British Journal of Photography, was excited about the latest portraits for 2017, saying, “Collectively, the portraits celebrate the unique heritage and diversity of modern Britain, as much as its thriving photography culture and the myriad styles and approaches they employ in their work.”
Mark’s portrait of Rebecca Bunce was commissioned by Stylist Magazine and you can see it here online or look out for it on JCDecaux screens in shopping centres and commuter hubs around the country throughout September.
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…