Creating magic is creating something with a unique style… something different, something that that that not too many people have ever seen photographed before. It’s creating something memorable and creating something that the audience can take away with them and remember the artist. Its magic is that thing that links the audience to the artist and the artist to their music.Harrison Funk
OWC’s Leaders & Game Changers Podcast
Capturing the perfect moment to help tell the story can be a lot of responsibility to give one person, especially when photographing the most famous names in the industry for times and events that will happen only once in a lifetime. Harrison Funk does just that on this episode of OWC’s Leaders & GameChangers Harrison shares with Setorii Pond how he has mastered the art of capturing iconic photographs, shared one-of-a-kind moments from backstage, how Michael Jackson learned how to Moonwalk, what it was like photographing David Bowie during the filming of Labyrinth as well as other icons and what he looks for when he mentors aspiring photographers.
He was the personal photographer for Michael Jackson for 30 years and the Jackson family, has worked with and been trusted by Diana Ross, Freddie Mercury and Queen, Prince, Johnny Depp, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John Travolta, Quincy Jones, Presidents of the United States, George Michael and Ice Cube and many more. Harrison has directed more than 30 music videos and documentaries, short films, and television productions. He has been shooting entertainment, fashion, and advertising for nearly two decades, and you would have seen his work in publications such as LIFE, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Spin, and USA Today.