Hoss announces the Hamdan International Photography Award Grand Prize Winner. Hoss. He is the only Iranian and the first to have gained the Fellowship of Master Photographers Association and British Institute of Professional Photography. With many national and regional awards.
Son of the Iranian Film Star Mohsen Mahdavi he has made his mark in the UK by also becoming the President Of the International Master Photographers Association and the Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013. Hoss has also received an award for services the to the MPA, only the second time this award has ever been awarded.
Hoss was to be one of nine judges from around the world. Judges were from Holland, Italy, USA, India, and the UK. " I was proud to have been selected to judge internationally," says Hoss. HIPA is the richest photography award in the world. Other judges included the Editor of the Guardian Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine Photography Editor, and Condé Nast Traveller Magazine Editor - a very prestigious gathering! HIPA's hospitality was second to none. The image was in recognition of the visit of Dubai's Minister of Culture.
Tiger Lilly is a quirky British pop/rock artist from the suburbs of London with Persian roots has a unique voice and distinctive sound
Hoss and Tiger Lilly have worked together on several occasions creating fantastic images for her publicity and album covers, on this occasion the production company decided it would be good to video the photoshoot.
Gloria Garcia is a Latin pop/soul artist from Rioja, the wine region in Spain, with incredible vocals and stage presence. Her songs tell stories that resonate with us all.
Hoss was asked to shoot a series of images for her publicity and album cover for her Album Puppet Show, the production company decided it would be good to video the photoshoot.
Hoss was asked recently to take some portraits of Chantal Richards a portrait photographer herself. She regards Hoss as her mentor so it was an obvious choice when she required some stunning portraits.
Mary-Kate writes a blog all about being a mum, and when she was pregnant she decided to come along and have Hoss take some beautiful pregnancy photographs for the family.
You can read about their experience at Mummy Memories
John Bailey, is one of the world's leading Perfumers, with a reputation second to none, He regularly calls on Hoss to create stunning publicity and promotional images.
John created "Sents of Romance" for the personal use of Author Barbara Cartland.
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