Josh Harrison provides commercial and wedding photography in Driffield and East Yorkshire, but is also a keen landscape and travel photographer.
What was your most memorable photographic event?
My most memorable photographic event was definitely visiting Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen. I love anywhere cold and remote but experiencing the endless landscapes, constantly changing weather and incredible wildlife of the Arctic has definitely been a highlight. One experience inparticular was on my first trip there in 2010. A Whale carcass had washed into a bay the previous summer and frozen over winter. When we arrived in early June it was just starting to thaw and the bay was full of Polar Bears digging through the remaining ice to get a meal.
A close second would be visiting Iceland. It was the first place I ever visited outside the UK and the ice caves, the volcanic landscape and the aurora are unforgettable!
Which is your favourite photo and why?
My favourite photo is a tough one to choose but I think If I had to pick one it would be the Cormorant I photographed in the Yorkshire Dales. I was on the Ingleton Waterfall Trail taking long exposure waterfall shots when a Cormorant popped up out of the rapids. I see them all the time on lakes and along the coast but I’d never seen them in that environment before. I only had my landscape lenses with me so I had to scramble down onto some rocks to get as close as possible and as I did the Cormorant climbed onto one of the rocks infront of the waterfall and spread out it’s wings to pose perfectly.
From a purely photographic point of view where would you most like to visit?
There are a lot of places I’d like to visit. An active Volcano and places with good lightning storms are definitely near the top of the list but I think if I could visit anywhere it would be Antarctica and South Georgia. It just looks like such an incredible place and as I’ve said to my wife, once I’ve been there, everywhere else is closer and cheaper, although I’m not sure she’s convinced yet.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Thanks to Storm Hour for featuring my work and thanks for reading. If you want to see more portfolios of my photography you can visit my website here