Last night this years Shot Up North – SUN29 Photography Awards were announced in Leeds…
I’m very proud to say that I’ve had two of my recent documentary photographs selected into the 50 winning entries. The competition is strictly only open to professional photographers working outside London, Judging for the SUN Awards is done anonymously by an independent curating judge, selected each year from amongst our leading creative industry peers. This years solo curator was Peter Mitchell, Manchester born documentary photographer known for documenting Leeds and the surrounding area for more than 40 years. At last nights exhibition opening Peter did a fantastic talk/slideshow about his times as a photographer over the last four decades, delivered with plenty of good northern humour.
SUN29 is made into an exhibition, published into a book and on the Shot Up North web site. Please take look at the whole book online and below are a my two award winning images. I’m very chuffed with these images and hope you enjoy them too. H
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.
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
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.commecaart.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org but will be available for purchase on the http://shotupnorth.co.uk website shortly. Cheers, H.