“You can sense the mischief in her images”

Hannah Platt
Leeds, UK

︎ hannahbplatt@gmail.com

I’m a photographer and artist based here in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Shining a light on the joy and humour that sits at the core of Yorkshire and beyond.

I capture the history & change of our Northern cities and towns in a captivating & charming way. Graduating from Leeds Art University (BA Hons in Photography 2014) I have since developed my photography style, book making practice and networks here in Leeds.

I have self-published a range of sold-out publications in the last decade, distributing worldwide & stocking nationally. After the success of my self published catalogue I was approached by Bristol based photobook publishers RRB Photobooks to publish my most recent project ‘Nosey Parker’, October 2022. The success of Nosey Parker has been phenomenal. The book was launched at Books on Photography Festival at the Royal Photography Soceity earlier this year, and Martin Parr wrote the foreword to the book.

Recently I’ve exhibited at Leeds Artist Show, Leeds Art Gallery, Dutch Design Week, Bound Art Book Fair -Whitworth Gallery, Bop Festival at MPF and The Photocopy Club, London.  

I have worked directly with a range of community groups across Leeds delivering photowalks and workshops -Burmantofts Senior Action Group and The Neighbourhood Summer School, Pride of Place with Swarthmore Education Centre and The Youth Collective at Leeds Art Gallery. 

If you have any projects you’d enjoy working with me on, please get in touch...I love collaboration and I’m always looking to get my fingers in more pies.

Press & Article Features

The Square Ball Zine - Nosey Parker & Leeds Artist Show
“A photo of a place you know can tweak a feeling towards, even if the picture is recent, something like nostalgia. Part of the urge for capturing everything through a phone camera is the desire to look back, straight away, at a view we don’t feel like we can get in the place at the time. Some of photographer Hannah Platt’s pictures of Leeds are of places that are minutes away from me, and I’m glad for them because now I can always see things her way. It makes living here a lot more fun”

Amateur Photographer Magazine - Nosey Parker Critique 
“I’ve no idea what Platt's nose is like but I know she has an eye, her photographs are like punchlines to Peter Mitchell pictures. They are often bright graphics and full of mischief, a sideways glance, a knowing wink and a nod that raises a wry smile.”

Digital Camera World -  Nosey Parker
“This colorful and quirky depiction of a northern English county captures the mundane, the magical and everything in-between”

Leeds Arts University Feature - Nosey Parker
“Hannah’s love for Leeds is clearly apparent in this uplifting and beautiful book. Her inquisitive nature, keen eye for the overlooked in addition to her humour and warmth, seeps through these colourful depictions of our great city.”

Nice People Magazine Feature - Out of Order
“The self-published photobook captures the nation's ability to go through life with a kindly wink and a two-fingers-up attitude. With intelligently curated pages, Platt affectionately presents timeless iconography in modern Britain.“

Gravy Magazine - You’re in America now, Honey
“Passing through the landscape drawn in You’re in America now, Honey, small details catch at the eye, hinting but never revealing some greater narrative. Unexplained objects such as the set of balloons tied to the fence or the ball on the lawn, touch upon the way that stories and track marks left by people are as much an intergrated part of the landscape as trees and buildings.”

Sunday Mornings at the River Feature - You’re in America now, Honey 
“Her photographs focus on the conjunction of human imbedded interventions within the urban landscape, italicizing the colors, shapes and patterns formed by urban architecture, telling stories of the city and people who inhabit it.“

Source Magazine Feature - In Bloom
“With blossom trees' ephemeral stay the project captures moments that may be gone tomorrow, a poetic suggestion to appreciate everything in life, don't let things go by un-noticed.“