Introducing the IOMAs Judges
Winner of last years SO.CO Legend award, celebrity photographer ‘Hogie,’ as he’s affectionately known amongst his peers, is a stalwart of the glamorous red carpet, concert and A-list party scene, in the UK and all over the world. Thirty years experience in the business has ensured him the utmost respect from media and celebrities alike and in turn exclusive AAA behind the scenes access to the most sought after photographic opportunities.
The Clash, by Dave Hogen
Scarlet makes a welcome return to the judging panel again this year. Scarlet has shot everyone from Smashing Pumpkins and The Beastie Boys to The Darkness, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Rolling Stones. Her photographs have been used to grace album covers, album artwork, tour material, book covers and as collected prints. She continues to be commissioned by all the major record labels to shoot artwork, press and marketing campaigns for international bands.
The Darkness by Scarlet Page
It’s an honour to welcome legendary guitarist, photographer, vinyl lover and coffee enthusiast, Si Delaney of British rock band Don Broco to the panel this year. The Bedford quartet's last album ‘Amazing Things’ landed at number 1 in the UK album charts and has seen the band selling out arenas and headlining festivals all around the world.
Si Delaney of Don Broco, shot by Tom Ellis
We also welcome last year’s Music Photographer of the Year Neil Lupin, and winner of the Image Of Music Award 2023 Belinda Enthoven to this years panel.
Billie Eilish by Neil Lupin
And finally, we are delighted to welcome The Independent's Music Editor, Roisin O'Connor, and SO.CO's Editor Thomas Jackson, who round off our line up of judges this year.
Blur by Thomas Jackson
Header Image: Crowd at The Great Escape, by Belinda Enthoven