Being mediocre is not in Hoss’ vocabulary. He is always seeking out new and innovative ideas, through art, media, television – anywhere that inspires him to create the best images for himself and his clients.  And he ‘tests’ this innovation by constantly entering competitions of the highest level.  By winning awards that are being judged by some of the world’s other leading photographers, he ensures that he remains at the forefront of his profession, whilst also giving clear affirmation to his clients that they’ll receive outstanding results.  

He has been recognised in awards given by:

2012 MPA Central Region Fine Art Photographer of the Year

Hoss awarded MPA Central Region Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2012

Hoss wins the Central Region Fine Art photographer of the year. It is an exciting time for me as I am trying to create fine art images for my Master QEP ( European Qualifications ) panel. Judge Ray Lowe said, " It is always a pleasure to see Hoss's images."

Hoss manages to win an award every year, and his reason is to keep on top of the current trends and to challenge himself to create original images.

2011 MPA Master Photography Awards Portrait Photographer of the Year

MPA Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011


Hoss also won MPA Classical Portrait Photographer of the Year

At the 2011 annual awards held by the Master Photographers Association at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle, Hoss won one of the most coveted awards of the evening - The 2011 Master Photography Awards UK Portrait Photographer of the Year.

Having scooped the top award in the Classical Portrait category earlier in the evening, he was absolutely delighted to win the overall portrait award. This is the most prestigious professional portrait award in the UK, with over 3000 entries in the competition.

2011 MPA eight Awards of Merit

MPA Trophy 2011

Wow!  We've just received notification that HOSS has been awarded no fewer than EIGHT Awards of Merit for the National Master Photographers Awards this year!!!  There were over 2,500 entries from all over the world, so to have scooped so many is a real achievement.  Having qualified in the initial rounds, he is now in the finals for the overall accolade of National Master Photographer of the Year.

2011 MPA Central Region Master Photographer of the Year

Hoss awarded MPA Central Region Master Photographer of the Year 2011

Abbots Langley photographer, Hoss, has won a hat-trick in winning the Regional Master Photographer of the Year award for the third year running.

Hoss, who regularly enters competitions, won both the family and press and public relations categories in the competition,
which is open to professional photographers as far afield as Northampton, Oxford, North London and Cambridge. He also won a clutch of silver and bronze awards in no fewer than ten other categories, including portraiture, fashion, fine art, and pictorial.

He said: "The competition was very fierce, and I won by one point. The judging was quite tough, and I was surprised when I finally snatched the top award." The winning family image was of a father and daughter while the winning press image was a publicity shot of a saxophonist. The competition is run by the Master Photographers Association, and his winning images will now be entered into the national awards held in October.

As well as being a popular local Portrait and Wedding photographer in Abbots Langley and surrounding areas of Watford, Hertfordshire, Hoss also lectures and judges photography both nationally and internationally.

Originally from Iran, the son of a famous film actor, Hoss has lived in Abbots Langley for over twenty years and has been a professional photographer since 1986. Indeed his very first customer still lives locally and is a regular client! Hoss is very aware of the support his customers give - he keeps his prices competitive and often runs special discounted offers locally. You can call him on 01923 494532
to find out his latest offer.

2011 MPA Central Region Fashion and Beauty Portrait Photographer of the Year

MPA Central Region Awarded to Hoss, with Phil Lynch, Colin Clark, Ray Lowe (Judge), Gail D'Almaine, Mark Bryan, Paul Wilkinson, Hoss, Maria Murray,

MPA Central Region Pet Portrait Photographer of the Year
MPA Central Region Fine Art Portrait Photographer of the Year
MPA Central Region Best Image of the Competition

The Regional Master Photographers Association held its print competition recently at the Pin Wei Restaurant in Abbots Langley, with International lecturer, photographer Ray Lowe FBIPP FMPA as the official judge.

The competition was fierce, with over 160 images entered, and many of the hopeful entrants turned out on the evening to enjoy a fabulous meal at the Pin Wei, before listening to an expert critique of their work from Ray. Having spent several hours pointing out missed opportunities, minor improvements, and complimenting good lighting and posing, he said, "These are the best set of images I have seen in a long while."

No wonder then that I felt incredibly proud when it was announced that I'd won in several categories - Pets, Fine Art, Fashion and Beauty, and the overall Best Image of the competition! Ray said of Hoss, "He's reached a point where his images are recognisable as 'A Hoss Image' - a class apart" So another win for us in the bag. I'm keeping the winning images under wraps for the time being, as I'll be entering them for the MPA National Awards in October.

Category winners from left to right. Top: Phil Lynch, Colin Clark, Ray Lowe (Judge), Gail D'Almaine, Mark Bryan. Bottom: Paul Wilkinson, Hoss, Maria Murray

2011 Winner of the Singles Portrait at the London Portrait Group

Hoss won the Singles category at the London Portrait Group last night held at the Pin Wei Restaurant in Abbots Langley. The competition was fierce, and judge Ray Lowe FBIPP FMPA was amazing as usual, giving constructive comments for all, and lots of tips and advice.  Well done to all who entered last night. This is the image that won it for me.

2010 Masters Cup International Colour Awards – Nominated

Color Awards Masters Cup International Nominee in Fine Art 2010

Hoss has received international recognition for his work by being nominated for a prestigious award by the Masters Cup International Color Awards, for his contemporary family portrait in the Fine Art category.   Hoss said "I'm delighted to have been nominated in what is a global competition.  I was nominated for my creative approach to family portraits.  I'm passionate about my work and for me the ultimate pleasure is taking portraits of people, that they will treasure."

2010 MPA Central Region Master Photographer of the Year

MPA Central Region Master Photographer of the Year 20 Awarded to Hoss

2010 MPA Central Region Commercial Photographer of the Year
2010 MPA Central Region PictorialMaster Photographer of the Year

Hoss Has won the Regional Master Photographer of the Year for the second year running.

The 15th of June 2010 was a worrying day for Hoss, as he was anticipating the results of the Central Region Master Photographer of the Year Award. "The images are the best I've seen in any region I've judged, and the competition is quite close, business, own, " said the judge Robert Shack who has been a photographer since he was seventeen, working with his father Victor Shack in the business. Robert runs a busy photographic studio in Harrow.

In the end, it was a close call, with Hoss winning the award by just one point. "Wow! That was the closest competition I've ever had. The images were very strong, and the competition could have gone either way" says Hoss. "We're now running a promotion to celebrate the achievement." Hoss Photography is offering the first ten bookings half price wall portraits. Hurry and call 01923 494532.