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).
Portrait of Britain 2016
Portrait of Britain 2017
Portrait of Britain 2018
Portrait Salon 2018
11th + 13th Black & White Spider Awards
Sky, Hammerson, Paris Match, Stylist, Times Magazine, Waitrose, Men's Health, Burberry, Cosmopolitan, IOD, BBC, Hodder & Stoughton, Faber & Faber and ES Magazine.