Mark Harrison

Portrait photographer Mark Harrison-

 A lifetime of capturing the great, the good (and the just plain odd), has given Mark Harrison a body of work of portraits of some of the most significant individuals you could ever want to meet. He has photographed for magazines, TV & film, advertising, book covers and annual reports. He has been shouted at, had people laugh  (and cry) and even occasionally squeeze him with joy. Although people are nice, he often get asked 'Who was really difficult?'

Spending his life taking revealing portraits of talented people in places usually unavailable to the public, is Mark's prime motivation. He can sometimes be found shooting pictures in small corners of hotel rooms, ceilings of studios, or even attached to the side of an aeroplane. Notably, Mark found himself walking into Buckingham Palace a few years back asking:  "Who am I here to photograph?" (for the infamous BBC Newsnight/Prince Andrew interview).

A long list of notable subjects (along with convicted killers, CEO's and escapees from ISIS), includes-

The 1975, Pavarotti, David Cameron, Prince Andrew, Boris Johnson, Danny De Vito, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Tony Blair, Al Gore, Margaret Thatcher, Prof. Stephen Hawking, Sir David Attenborough, Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Sir Richard Branson, Sting, Charlotte Rampling, Damien Lewis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gerhard Richter, The Duchess of Cornwall, Pippa Middleton, Sir Paul Smith, Bill Nighy, Jude Law, Jeremy Irons, Sir Lewis Hamilton, David Gilmour, Danny De Vito, Gemma Chan, Benazir Bhutto, Emma Watson and many many more.

Several of Mark's photographs are now held by the National Portrait Gallery in London, whilst others are winners of international photo prizes.  Mark Harrison is a full accredited member of the Association of Photographers (AOP).

When not shooting or at his office, Mark can be found with his family and the (yapping) dogs.

Recent awards + exhibitions-

Portrait of Britain - 2016+17+18+19+2021 (Winner)

BLPA - 2018 (Finalist)

Portrait Salon - 2018 (Selected)

Black & White Spider Awards (Nominated +Honourable Mentions) 10/11/12/13/14/15/16th

Creative Pool - 2019 Bronze Award + People's Choice. 2022 (Silver Award)

AOP (Gold Winner) Open-Black Culture in Britain - 2021

15th International Color awards 2021 (Nominee in People + Portrait categories)

AOP Open Awards 2021 (Finalist)

Royal Photographic Society IPE 160+164 (Shortlisted)

British Photography Awards 2022 (Finalist)

Selected client list-

BBC, Sky, ITV, Compass Group, Saga, Stylist, Times Magazine, Waitrose, Barclays, Radio Times, No Sheet Music, The Telegraph, Burberry, Octopus, Conde Nast, IOD, D8, Hodder & Stoughton, Avalon Television, BP, Faber & Faber, UKTV and Not On The High Street.

Behind the Scenes  Video shoot here

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