About me

I'm a portrait photographer with decades of snapping the great, the good (and the plain odd). This has given me a body of work of some of the most important and influential individuals you could ever meet. From Tony Blair and Al Gore to Benedict Cumberbatch and Pavarotti, no two days are ever the same. I can sometimes be found shooting in corners of hotel rooms, ceilings of studios or attached to the side of an aeroplane.
Oh, and I was there to photograph Prince Andrew for the infamous Newsnight/BBC interview in Buckingham Palace..

My clients have ranged from Avalon to Burberry, Stylist Magazine and Spotify.
I've shot people for editorial, TV shows, advertising and corporate annual reports. I've been shouted at, had people laugh (and cry) and occasionally squeeze me (if the screen is on the right frame).

I'm open to photographing all types of people in all types of situations and have a main website + side one specialising in portraits for Design and Corporate portrait projects.

Several of my images are now held at the National Portrait Gallery, whilst three more are winners of the Portrait of Britain competitions in 2016 through to 2021.
I also picked up several wins at the Creative Pool Annual 2019 and 2021 + 2022 to cap it all.
Also I'm the Gold Winner of the AOP Black Culture in Britain award 2021 (+ Open Awards finalist.)
For 2022: Royal Photographic Society IPE 164+ British Photography Awards - both Shortlisted.

And now for 2024: Nominee for the 18th Black & White Spider Awards +Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards Open category. Is that enough now

I live near London with my family, and Frank + Betty (the pooch with the ears).


Camera Operator, Photography, portraiture, Stills Photography, videography

Sector Experience

Advertising, annual reports, book covers, Commercial Portraiture, Corporate Photography, editorial, music photography, reportage, stills, Television


#BLPA, AOP Photographer\'s Award, B&W Spider Awards, Portrait of Britain, Portrait Salon, Sony world photography awards


#BlackSun, Avalon, BBC, Black Sun Plc, Burberry, Conde Nast, ES Magazine, Hammerson, Hearst, Hodder & Stoughton, No Sheet Music, Octopus Publishing, Random House, Spotify, Stylist magazine, Times Magazine, Waitrose

Trade Associations


#6 Ranked Photographer
Currently No Recommendations
Looking for work
Annual 2022 SilverLast OrdersPhotography Annual 2021 BronzeSpitting Image advertising & press promotionPhotography Annual 2019 BronzeLiberty ChoirPhotography Annual 2019 People's ChoiceLiberty ChoirPhotography Annual 2020 ShortlistNewsnight/Prince Andrew InterviewPhotography Annual 2017 ShortlistSir David AttenboroughPhotography
Top 25 Photographer Project featured:Sir David Attenborough
on 12th January 2017
Project featured:Made by Hand
on 7th March 2017
Project featured:Frontline Feminists
on 15th March 2017
Project featured:Women of 2017
on 17th January 2018
Project featured:Film & TV specials
on 5th June 2018
Project featured:The Bloodhound SSC-World's fastest land vehicle attempt
on 27th June 2018
Project featured:England bowler James Anderson launches a wine label
on 29th August 2018
Project featured:Portrait of Britain Competition
on 14th September 2018
Project featured:Pippa Middleton does..
on 13th November 2018
Project featured:Liberty Choir
on 11th January 2019
Project featured:Film & TV specials
on 19th February 2019
Project featured:Commissioned Work
on 10th September 2019
Project featured:Newsnight/Prince Andrew Interview
on 16th December 2019
Project featured:Best of 2019
on 4th March 2020
Project featured:Portraits
on 4th August 2020
Project featured:Spitting Image advertising & press promotion
on 14th October 2020
Project featured:Workplace Portraits
on 10th March 2021
Project featured:Lioness: Beth Mead book cover photography
on 10th November 2022
Project featured:Becky Downie Stylist Cover video as shot by Mark Harrison
on 4th June 2023

Mark Harrison Photographer has been a Contributor since 5th June 2018.

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Freelance, Part time
Kent, United Kingdom
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 5 January 2017