Suzyska Photos, is me - Suzy Harrison - a freelance photographer with over a decade of experience of taking pictures. Get in touch via the contact page if you want to hire me - I'm reliable and affordable.
Over 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 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).
Other achievements were winning a Universal Music competition to photograph AFI (2010), and being one of two runner-ups in a Futuresound Live at Leeds photography contest (2010).
Whilst I love live music photography, I have plenty of experience of other styles. Day-to-day I manage social media for the University of York. For several years I was also responsible for managing digital assets (photography/video/audio) and the University's image library. I have experience of taking photographs for the University for 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 the Wellcome Language and Reading project at Oxford. I've also worked with students at the University of York to create Freshers' Week videos (filmed mainly on phones). 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?' is due for release sometime in 2018.
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 and bass guitar, and can sing backing vocals/harmonies. I have experience of playing in a couple of 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.