I’ve just completed a demanding project photographing prime high street retail properties right across Europe for Redevco Real Estate Management. Over a five week period we worked to a tight schedule of planes, trains and taxis in nine countries, working in twenty two cities across Europe over twenty five days. Each property needed internals, externals and local lifestyle photography. It was full on work at each site, getting the job in the can (whatever the weather), then navigate to the next plane or train. In between shooting I used my iphone to snap whatever caught my eye whilst on my journeys. I love being able to use the iphone as a creative snappy camera, you actually get those quirky images that you normally just say “that would make a good picture”. Anyway this is my selection of iphone images from my megatrip. By the way, it’s also damn useful for instant communication!!! Cheers, Harry
The recent 2013 model shoot for Triumph was in a very cold Norfolk.
The team was Gareth from Triumph who oversaw the production of the shoot, Mark Hynds on art direction duty, modelling were Zoe and Mark, the lovely assistant Steve on lighting/equipment plus me behind camera.
The sun was added by assistant Steve using a double warm gelled Quadra head directed at the lens just off frame. This obviously didn’t warm the models, so we had a plentiful supply of good humour from everyone (and the car heating on full blast).
We produced some great shots and Gareth emailed some positive feedback which is always great to hear.
“Mate, love them, they are even better than I remember! Thank-you for a great two day photo-shoot it was a pleasure working with you, I’m so pleased with the clothing brochure and I believe it to be better than any previous version” – Gareth Bright.
Here are some snaps from Steve and some pages from the finished brochure. H
On a recent commission to produce internal and external images of The Yorkshire Post in Leeds, I couldn’t resist finding some abstraction angles of this “Marmite” building. At the twilight hour I noticed the austere car park lighting illuminating the external, perfect to help create this abstract angle of seventies concrete design. I like Marmite by the way! H.
The darker side of Harry Christmas has appeared this year. Last year Mr Christmas got serious, this year he’s a wanted man!
Have a Merry Christmas everybody. X
Now Autumn is truly taking hold, it seems a good time to showcase one of my favourite images from the summer shoot we did at Jollydays Glamping near York. I love the light, colours, propping and expression in this shot, prefect! If I say so myself, H.
Good News Folks – I have been awarded successful entry to this years exhibition, website and book.
The Shot Up North’s 24th SUN AWARDS were announced at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Thursday 13th September. SUN’s remit is to celebrate and reward the best professional photography in the northern regions of the uk.
This image was shot in Mayfair, London, commissioned by Sutton Young Consultants and aptly entitled “Attention Grabbing”.
I took this relaxed candid moment at a function in Londonderry. I couldn’t have posed it better if I’d worked on it all day. It really speaks to me. I’ll lets you enjoy it and draw your own conclusions. Harry