Mark Harrison Photography - this is my main portrait website.
(Please view MarkHarrison.com for my Corporate Design photography)
A lifetime of capturing the great, the good (and the just plain odd), has given Mark Harrison a body of work of work of some of the most significant individuals you could ever want to meet. He has photographed across magazines, entertainment and advertising, as well as 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 normally closed to prying eyes, is Mark's prime passion. 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 couple of years back, finally asking: "Can you please now tell me who I'm here 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-
Her Majesty Queen Camilla, The 1975, Pavarotti, David Cameron, Prince Andrew, Boris Johnson, Brian Cox (both!), 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, Sir James Dyson, Damian Lewis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gerhard Richter, Pippa Middleton, Sir Paul Smith, Bill Nighy, Jude Law, Jeremy Irons, Sir Lewis Hamilton, David Gilmour, Danny De Vito, Benazir Bhutto, Emma Watson and many many more.
A selection of Mark's photographs are now in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London, whilst others are winners of international photo prizes. He is also a full accredited member of the Association of Photographers (AOP).
When not taking photos or at working his office, Mark can be found at home trying to contain the new pooch (with the ears).
Recent awards + exhibitions-
Portrait of Britain - 2016+17+18+19+2021 (Winner)
BLPA - 2018 (Finalist)
Portrait Salon - 2018 (Winner)
Black & White Spider Awards (Nominated +Honourable Mentions) 10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17th
Creative Pool - 2019 (Bronze Award) + People's Choice. 2022 (Silver Award)
AOP Open-Black Culture in Britain - 2021 (Gold Winner)
15th International Color awards 2021 (Nominee in People + Portrait categories)
AOP Open Awards 2021 (Finalist)
Royal Photographic Society IPE 160+164+165 (Shortlisted)
British Photography Awards 2022+2023 (Finalist)
Spotify, The Macallan, BBC Creative, Sky, ITV, Compass Group, Saga, Stylist, Times Magazine, Waitrose, Barclays, Radio Times, Conde Nast, The Telegraph Magazine, Burberry, Hearst, Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette, Avalon Television, BP, Faber & Faber, UKTV and Wondery.