The sun is shining for photographer Mark Taylor
The SUN Awards is the hot date in the calendar for Northern photography. Now in its twenty first year, SUN (Shot Up North) has been responsible for showcasing around 1,000 cutting-edge, artistic, stunning images by the best northern photographers over a period of immense artistic and technical change within the industry.
The recent award ceremony held at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester, saw Art Evolution photographer, Mark Taylor, recognised for his talent. His submitted photograph, entitled 'Michael', was short listed for best image and has made it into the highly prized SUN catalogue, a publication that has performed a sterling job of introducing commercial photographers to agencies and clients.
Mark Taylor started his photography career in 2000, gaining pleasure from capturing motivating images of everyday situations, particularly documentary portraits and landscapes. His style is influenced by individuals such as Harry Bolden, Anton Corbijn and Richard Avedon.
Mark commented 'I was very pleased to make it into the to 50 selected images for the book and exhibition. It is a great way to get my work noticed by the right people in the industry and of course it's always nice to have your work recognised longside some of the most talented photographers outside London. Hopefully i can make it into next years awards too!'
The SUN Awards were established in Manchester in 1988 with a first exhibition showing at the Viewpoint Gallery in the Old Fire Station, Salford. The aim was to bring together professional photographers working in advertising and marketing, so that they could benefit from unifying at a time when the photography industry was fragmenting in the face of change.
The SUN awards are a non-profit event which showcase and reward the best in professional photography. It does this through an annual judged competition, the showcase SUN exhibition, with allied events and seminars highlighting photography generated in the Northern regions of the UK, within the disciplines of advertising, design, fashion and editorial.
November 4, 2009 10:12pm
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