A portrait of Louis Tomlinson is currently hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London. The photo, taken by photographer Phil Sharp, was entered as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-seven works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Fans have been stopping by the National Portrait Gallery to get a glimpse of the portrait.
Photographer Phil Sharp went to see the photo installed at the gallery as well. The photo was commissoned by Noisey and was taken in Phil’s studio in north London. The placard for the portrait says that during the shoot, “Tomlinson was happiest when relaxing and talking about football.”
The exhibit runs through January 27, 2019 and you can get tickets here.