There is a nomadic spirit that emanates from Olly Burn’s images and he’s travelled to many of the world’s most interesting countries for his work – from a hippy commune in Denmark to a Pacific hotel abandoned to nature. 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 (helped no doubt by the high-volume hip hop he likes to blast on set) and an honesty that characterises his style.
Clients include Adidas, Airbnb, Age UK, British Airways, Dove, Gatorade, Esquire, GQ, Lexus, Lipton, Oakley, Nike, Nikon, Puma, Under Armour and Vodafone.
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The Armstrongs22 imagesOlly's ongoing personal series documenting the Armstrong Family in South Africa.
Toyota C-HR10 imagesOlly's vibrant stills shot on location in Budapest, dramatising the power of the new Toyota C-HR model's hybrid features.
Adidas Solar Boost13 imagesOlly's latest commissioned work, shooting campaign stills for Adidas' Solar Boost range.
Age UK 'We Are Here'8 imagesOlly's emotive images for Age UK's recent charity campaign 'We Are Here'.
Hoops10 images + 1 videoHoops