Posts Categorized: Awards

25th Shot Up North Awards 2013

This year see’s the 25th running of the SUN Awards and I’m proud to say I’ve got two images into this years exhibition, book and website. I took both in Snowdonia back in  April and worked with the dark longer lasting winter light that was on offer to me.

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The Leeds Gallery hosted the evening and the show is on until 28th September, then the exhibition goes onto Manchester and Newcastle. My lovely sister Gina, joined me and many others at the evening. We didn’t manage to avoid having a cheesy snap taken together next to one of my winning images. Cheers, Harry

Awards Evening

Attention Grabbing – Shot Up North Awards

Attention Grabbing

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”.

Art In Landscape – Exhibition

It’s really quite unbelievable but “Art In Landscape” is my first personal exhibition since college, many moons ago!

It’s on at the Bradford Chamber Business Park and has been a great journey for me. It’s liberating to free your images from the confides of the computer and release them as quality framed large art prints.

My landscape art photography is very clean and graphic in style. I use scale, depth, abstraction and surprise,  to grab the attention of the viewer and bring them into the photograph – often having to walk up close to get the full understanding of the detail to be absorbed.

The show is on for six weeks, starting with the private viewing on the 7th April 2011.

I’ll post up the images after the show opening, along with some snaps from the private viewing.

Cheers, H

More SUN Award Success – Special Edition 2010

I am very pleased to tell you that my image of Wind Turbines entitled ” Atmosphere ” is one of just 17 images selected for this year’s Special Edition.
The Special Edition is selected from hundreds of entries by curators from Comme Ca Art (Manchester) and The Biscuit Factory (Newcastle), two of the leading art retailers in the north. The exhition will launch at the same time as the SUN Awards and will go on display in Manchester and Newcastle. Ill keep you posted for the dates nearer the time. H.

Success in the SUN AWARDS 22

I’m very happy to say that I’ve been successful for this years Shot Up North Awards (SUN 22) in the Best Image category.
The panel of judges select from hundreds of entries to create this years Shot Up North exhibition and book.
The judging panel of  creative industry professionals consisted of…Jon Cohen (no-voting chair), Martin Brent (photographer), Pete Chase (Kanjo), Graeme Cooper (photographer), Wayne Ford (Haymarket Publishing), Richard Irving (McCann Erickson), David Stewart (photographer).
My successful image is below, entitled – Isolation and will be in the exhibition in October. I’ll post up the date for the opening evening when it’s announced shortly. Many thanks to the panel and Shot Up North, Harry.

SUN21 Awards – Special Edition Exhibtion

Look Here!
My image entitled “Couple – In The Evening” has just been selected for the SUN21 Special Edition – part of the Shot Up North Awards. The exhibition is at Matt and Phreds Live Jazz Bar till 31st December 09. Just thirty images were selected by and The Biscuit Factory from over 350 entries.
It’s available as a limited edition print (overall size inc. border 50x40cm : price £140 unframed incl. delivery). At the moment, purchase of a SUN21 Special Edition Print is just by application at but will be available for purchase on the website shortly.Couple - In The Evening Cheers, H.

Harry is Awarded a Merit for SUN’08

SUN Awards still shine brightly 20 years on!!!

The 20th SUN awards for northern based commercial photographers were announced at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester on 6 November for the opening of the exhibition of all the shortlisted work. I was awarded a merit for the image below entitled “Going Somewhere” and was very pleased to have my image recognised by the judges. This is the first time I’ve entered the awards and it was great to network and mix with other photographers again – since digital took over our local meeting place of the processing lab has long since gone!

SUN (Shot Up North) has been responsible for showcasing around 1,000 images by the best northern photographers over the last 20 years. The talents of the best commercial photographers are exposed in a traveling exhibition and catalogue of the top fifty shortlisted entries to the SUN Awards 2008, which I am very pleased to be part of.
The Sun website is Please go along if you have the time, am sure you’ll enjoy it. Cheers, Harry.
SUN AWARDS  Exhibition Tour 2008/9
MANCHESTER – Lowry Hotel,
6 November – 2 December  2008
SUN AWARDS  Exhibition Tour 2008/9
MANCHESTER – Lowry Hotel,
6 November – 2 December  2008

LEEDS – Design Innovation Centre,
7 February – 2 March  2009

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – The Biscuit Factory,
6 March – 19 April

Going Somewhere