Image of the Month – February 2009


B of the Bang

Seeing as this piece of public art has been scheduled to be dismantled, I wanted to record it for my archive. I’ve tried to reflect the angry overtones of the art by framing it with a busy urban/industrial scene. The result is quiet effective, I think! Please enjoy – Cheers, Harry

Preview of Viewpoint 2009 Calendar

Harry’s personal long lens vision for 2009

During the last twelve months I’ve been taking images for my 2009 Calendar. I wanted to create photographs that are picturesque, capturing an element of the seasons and interesting subject matter. I disciplined myself to only use telephoto lenses, to get away from the idea of landscapes taken with the traditional wide angle view, I love the long lens for it’s ability to isolate a subject and wanted to exploit this. The Calendar is produced as a self promotion tool and as a thanks to my clients. The artwork is below for you to enjoy. H.

Image of the Month – December 2008


James recently affiliated himself to Swinton Park Hotel, Masham – giving golf lessons to the rich and famous. He wanted an eye-catching image of himself and the hotel. Using the low light of winter as backlighting gave this portrait the impact needed. James loved it!Golf Pro

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

Image of the Month – November 2008

I recently did the Autumn/Winter advert for Harry Hall, sourcing the model, location and dog. The brief was to achieve a tonally even, well balanced image capturing a cute moment to appeal to the heart. The client was extremely pleased with the results! Harry.Harry Hall Ad

Image of the Month – September 2008

I’ve had various commissions from Robinwood since 2003, and produced some great shots of the children enjoying life at it’s best. It’s been a couple of years since I been called upon, but with a third centre opening soon, new material was urgently needed. Here is a shot of an activity called “Nightline” which always gets the kids smiling!

Image of the Month – August 2008

Steve Selby was recently head hunted by LCB to publicise their massive new storage facility. The obvious choice for me was to take his portrait framed by the soon to be filled, empty shelving.
PS. Sorry I missed posting a July IOTM, time slipped by I’m afraid! – Harry.LCB-STEVE SELBY