Olly Burn

There is a nomadic spirit that emanates from Olly Burn’s images and he’s travelled to many of the world’s most interesting places for his work – from a Mars research facility in Utah to the drought savaged Somaliland planes. Olly is particularly interested in telling stories through the interaction of people and places.  

Having grown up in the Cotswolds, studied in Falmouth and now living in South London, Olly uses locations as key players in his work, and they become part of the story rather than just being a backdrop. By doing this, Olly breathes new life into genres that feel familiar, often pushing commissions into exciting new territory through his spontaneous way of working. 

There’s a youthful energy about his image-making too and an honesty that characterises his style.

Olly’s work has recently been displayed in the Science Gallery in Dublin and featured in Portrait of Humanity.

Clients include Airbnb, Age UK, Asics, British Airways, Gaffer Magazine, Gatorade, GUAP, Esquire, GQ, Lexus, Lipton, Men’s Health, New Balance, Nike, Nikon, Oakley, Samsonite, Samsung, Sony, Superdry, The North Face, Toyota, Under Armour and Vodafone.


  • British Airways x Amex

    Shot in sunny Mallorca. 
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  • The Armstrongs

    An ongoing personal series documenting a family in South Africa. 
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  • Samsonite

    The brand's first global integrated advertising campaign Born To Go.
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  • The North Face

    Commissioned stills for the fashion brand, shot in Barcelona. 
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  • Under Armour - Anthony Joshua

    Stills and motion for the live to train collection - designed to balance life on & off duty.
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  • Dove Men

    Featuring real families in shanghai and captured in numerous locations around the city. 
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  • Nike Shanghai

    Campaign stills featuring radiant illustrations!
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  • Toyota Aygo

    A refreshing advertising campaign, with elements of humour.
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