Suzyska Photos, is me - Suzy Harrison - a freelance photographer with over a decade of experience of taking pictures for a range of clients. Please get in touch via the contact page if you want to hire me - I'm reliable and affordable and always do an excellent job.
In the last 10+ years I've photographed hundreds of bands all over the place - from fields in the middle of nowhere, to chaotic hardcore punk gigs. I co-founded Push to Fire online music magazine and was Editor of the site for four years (2008-2012).
Highlights so far have included working at Slam Dunk and Groezrock festivals and photographing internationally-renowned artists including Jamiroquai, Hugh Masekela, Paloma Faith, Madness, Paramore, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AFI and Billy Talent. I've had my music photos published in various magazines (eg Big Cheese Magazine, Kerrang!), newspapers (eg Yorkshire Post, the Guardian) and online by several music zines. My work was also published in John Newman's book Revolve (2015).
- Winner of a Universal Music competition to photograph AFI (2010)
- Runner up in the Futuresound Live at Leeds photography competition (2010).
I currently manage social media for the University of York and was previously responsible for managing digital assets (photography/video/audio) and the University's image library. I have experience of taking photographs for the University for inclusion in social media, press, printed publications, website and campus-based exhibitions.
My filming and editing experience includes producing interviews for the University of York, developing videos for social media and documenting the Wellcome Language and Reading project at Oxford. I currently manage the University of York's YouTube channel. My music video experience includes producing the Happy Breakdown video for Copasetics and assisting with videos for Bear Trade (Son of the manse and Bleeding Heart Trouble, Everything Sucks Music) and Helen Chambers (Caravan, Specialist Subject Records). I also filmed and edited the video for Segregates - Turn it Loose (Cleopatra Records). In 2015 I produced a video for spoken word Jenn Hart's Let Loose Lucy.
In 2017 I completed a full-length documentary film on gender equality in UK music scenes. So, Which Band is Your Boyfriend In? premiered at Manchester Punk Festival and Doc'n Roll Film Festival (London) in 2018. A short version of the film was also shown at GRRL HAUS CINEMA in Boston, MA, USA. The documentary is due for general release in 2019, in the meantime see if there's a screening near you.
I love music and it's always been an important a part of my life. I've been playing piano since I was 5 and trumpet since I was 10. I also play melodica, bass guitar and sing backing vocals/harmonies. I have experience of playing in bands including reggae/ska/punk band Copasetics (2009-2014) and trumpet in ska punk 8-piece Munky Punch (2003-2006). I'm currently looking for more opportunities to write and play music.