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.


  • New Era Summer 2021

    The summer 2021 collection for New Era, featuring refreshed iconic headwear and apparel styles reimagined for summer!
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  • Play Up Play Up

    Olly photographed West Ham’s Lois Joel and May Pacheco along with Harlow's Georgia Raby, for his latest personal series.
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  • GUAP - DIY

    The youth-led new media platform Guap featured Olly's personal series DIY. 
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  • New Era - Spring 2021

    The second wave of campaign stills photographed by Olly Burn for New Era's Spring 2021 collection.  
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  • Court Return

    Olly captured the spirit of lockdown easing through these abstract stills, shot on a beautiful morning in South East London.
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  • Under Armour - Anthony Joshua

    Olly photographed professional boxer Anthony Joshua for Under Armour's live to train collection.
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  • The Armstrongs

    Olly's ongoing personal series documenting the Armstrong Family in South Africa. 
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  • Samsonite

    Olly shot Samsonite's first global integrated advertising campaign Born To Go
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Olly Burn

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