Passion, dedication and aesthetics have been the focal point throughout Ollie’s personal and professional life. Growing up as a competitive gymnast saw him travel across the world and gave him an opportunity to capture some of the most beautiful and honest imagery, whilst documenting his raw and far-flung adventures.
However, Ollie found that having his own children was what inspired him to dive into the world of photography and also symbolise the birth of a new career path. His passion for storytelling, creative eye and ability to inspire and create intimate in the moment images has become his trademark.
Having started as a family portrait photographer, his travels have evolved his interest into fashion and lifestyle portraiture. Ollie is constantly pushing himself to capture new and exciting content both on island and abroad.
I love visiting and meeting new people from around the world. I find my camera can act as a catalyst for conversation a lot of the time, and because of this I often spend hours and in some cases days with an individual or location because there’s so much to delve into. Whilst on assignment for a health retreat in Bali, I embarked on my first self-assigned portrait project with the end result being, The Faces of Bali. It's something that I don't usually do whilst away, I've always been more into street photography and taking a step back to observe from afar. However the people of Bali are some of the friendliest in the world, so what used to seem like a daunting task of asking strangers for their photographs, felt more natural than ever. I got talking to everyone from the fisherman of Uluwatu to the kids selling flowers in the Markets of Ubud.
What I learnt from capturing these expressions was how simple their way of life is, and as a result of that, they are all incredibly happy. Looking back on the project I'd like to have spent some more time with each individual, just to build up more of a rapport and gain a deeper understanding of their character and some more of the ingredients of their content outlook on life.