Philip Lee Harvey
Philip has spent the past 20 years travelling the world taking photographs for advertising agencies and magazines.
Born in Canterbury, England in 1969, Philip completed a Graphic Design degree at the Norwich School of Art and Design, before going on to assist some of the UK’s leading photographers. Eager to develop his photographic career, he soon started taking on editorial and advertising commissions of his own. Since then, he has worked in over 120 countries, in environments ranging from Antarctica to the Sahara desert. His journeys have taken him to some of the world’s most inhospitable and demanding destinations.
Sand Diver, Mali, West Africa.
Philip’s advertising clients have included, UPS, T-Mobile, Ford, Bentley, Ericsson Communications, the Irish, British and Egyptian Tourist Boards, Sony, British Airways, Volkswagen, HSBC, UBS Banks, Gubelin, BBC, ITV, MasterCard, as well as Shell and BP.
He is contributing photographer to both Lonely Planet Traveller and Condé Nast Traveller magazines, Philip has also worked for Tatler, Vanity Fair, Geo, National Geographic Traveller, The Independent, and the Saturday Telegraph.
Philip has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year. Alongside others given by Association of Photographers, Creative Circle, Royal Photographic Society, John Kobal, LPA, ICA, Travel Press Awards and is listed in Lürzer’s Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide.
Harvey believes photography should convey the emotion of places and people rather than functioning simply as a descriptive guide. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting his art, researching and preparing shoots and then working spontaneously to capture a moment.
His images focus on the character of people and places and are acclaimed for their graphic quality, use of light and composition. For Philip, photography acts as a physical and emotional adventure. His work is always a journey and an exploration of the perfect moment. It has become highly collectable.
Rice Field, Cambodia, Asia.
Philip’s work has been exhibited widely in both Europe and the Americas and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.