Olivia is an award winning director and strictly analogue photographer who is allergic to pixels and in love with the alchemy of film. Her work has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection and she has an enviable list of both commercial and editorial clients.
Preferring to think of herself as a sociologist than a photographer or director, Olivia is of the school of thought that subject is key. Technology was never the allure, rather the people she’s met along the way that have – and continue to – inspire her work.
“She is leading a new wave of photographic talent who are championing personality and character via the unknown, the unique and the ugly. Channelling her innovative aesthetic through her photography with fearless vigour, Olivia is not only confronting the industry with the idea of imperfection, but also with issues of racism and classism attached to her work – issues that continue to flourish in institutions and society today.” Charlotte Harding for British Journal of Photography
Shaznay Lewis x GQ Style
Shaznay Lewis celebrates 11 black British trailblaizers, highlighting artists, athletes and writers who are at the top of their game. Photographed by myself, with thanks to Elgar Johnson!
Gaffer x Nike
“A Wink & A Roar” is the title of my new series supporting the kit launch for Nike x England, featuring some of our most heroic England players. It’s being exhibited at Nike town from 1st Sep!
Creative Debuts x Spotify
Another collaboration with Creative Debuts, this time on some artwork rentals for Spotify! The images (of various UK artists and cityscapes) are currently on display in the listening rooms at Spotify HQ.
Stone and Spear Collaboration
I’m currently working with designer Stone and Spear on a limited edition run of photographic publications, featuring some unseen work from over the years. Coming soon.