A Stevenage photographer was praised for his "outstanding contribution" at the 2023 Young Boss Music Awards.

Faysal Hassan won the award for Best Photographer in the ceremony at Woolwich Works in London.

He said: "It felt an extremely whole circle and wholesome moment as I was hired to photograph the same award show for the previous year, so to attend as a nominee and then win the award was surreal. 

"The award for was for outstanding contribution within the music industry and I picked up the best photographer award.

"It felt a very fulfilling and humbling moment sharing it with my wonderful mum and dad."

Faysal dedicated the award to his grandma, Naseem Hassan, who he called 'Umma', who died in November 2022.


"She was always extremely supportive as well as my grandad, mum and dad," Faysal said.

"To have the unconditional love and support of my dearest loved ones throughout my journey (Mum, Dad, Umma, Grandad) being a Pakistani, Muslim, brown creative is a privilege, as other individuals who are from the same community as me won’t always have the same supportive foundations."

Faysal has photographed famous artists including 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy.