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 Adidas, Airbnb, Age UK, Asics, British Airways, Gatorade, Esquire, GQ, Lexus, Men’s Health, New Balance, Nike, Nikon, Oakley, Puma, Samsonite, Samsung, Sony, The North Face, Toyota, Under Armour and Vodafone.


  • Hoops

    Olly has found himself paying more attention to smaller details, noticing things he wouldn’t have otherwise.
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  • Superdry SS20

    Olly shot the latest Superdry SS20 campaign featuring Chris Eubank Jr, the super middleweight World Champion.
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  • Gaffer Magazine - Eddie Nketiah

    Olly shot, professional footballer, Eddie Nketiah for Gaffer Magazine's The Calling.
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  • Age UK

    Olly photographed Charity Age UK's new campaign to support older people who have no one to turn to in a crisis.
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  • Vodafone

    The latest campaign for Vodafone Germany, shot in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria.
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