MARK HARRISON


Thanks for checking out my site at Mark Harrison Photography.


I've spent my whole working life shooting exactly the kind of work that gives me a kick, meeting new and interesting people on every shoot. I can sometimes be found shooting pictures in tight corners of hotel rooms, ceilings of studios, or even attached to the side of an aeroplane-yes, it's that kind of job-and no two days are ever the same.


Growing up in suburban Surrey I began to emulate my father’s fascination with the darkroom, producing prints of local actors for the Spotlight promo book. This gave me the opportunity to be a runner for a top fashion photographer, (not a bad gig), opening new opportunities for making a career out of photography.


Following a Degree in Photography where I built up a portfolio of portraits of famous authors (whilst shooting a project on 'The Obsessed Fans'), commissions from Management Today and the Independent Magazine soon followed. Film & television work was added to my roster soon after following a regular gig for the Sunday Telegraph’s magazine.


Many years on, I am shooting high end editorial mixed with advertising, television, corporate and book covers. Most people are nice, although I often get asked who was really difficult..


I have a long list of notable sitters ranges from Pavarotti Danny De Vito and Benedict Cumberbatch; Tony Blair Al Gore and Margaret Thatcher; Professor Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough; to convicted killers and escapees from ISIS.


A selection of my images are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.


When not shooting or at my office, I can be found with my family and Betty (the pooch with the ears).


RECENT AWARDS


Portrait of Britain 2016


Portrait of Britain 2017


Portrait of Britain 2018


BLPA 2018


Portrait Salon 2018


11th + 13th Black & White Spider Awards


CLIENTS


Sky, Hammerson, Paris Match, Stylist, Times Magazine, Waitrose, Men's Health, Burberry, Cosmopolitan, IOD, BBC, Hodder & Stoughton, Faber & Faber and ES Magazine.