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:
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!
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.