Paul Harries is a London-based, internationally renowned, photographer of rock bands. Over the course of more than two decades, if a group has emerged that are loud and proud of it, chances are its members have stood in the frame of this man’s lens. Armed with a valid passport, a working camera and a keen eye for detail, Paul Harries has amassed a portfolio that amounts to nothing less than a rock fan’s dream. As a respected freelance music photographer, Paul has risen to occupy the position of leading lensman for Kerrang! magazine, the world’s best-selling music weekly. Paul has closed his shutter on such luminaries as Nirvana, Muse, Green Day, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182 and Slipknot. Over the past few years Paul has exhibited his photographs in prestigious venues in London, Manchester and Los Angeles.
“I’m delighted and honoured to be part of the inaugural Heavy Music Awards. This is a great opportunity for fans to shout about what makes rock music so exciting. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a fan and I never loose sight of how fortunate I am to be part it.”