I am a London-based photographer and filmmaker. I document creatives at work and at play, as well as shooting personal projects about people and place. I shoot artists in the studio, dancers in rehearsal, musicians chasing inspiration and more, to celebrate the process and personalities behind the work. I want to reveal the beauty and mystery of this hidden stage in the life of an artwork. In my personal work I seek out the little gestures, beautiful light, and happy juxtapositions that show the beauty in the everyday and together form a portrait of a place.

Born and educated in London, I started work as a freelance photographic assistant in 2003, before I started to shoot for myself in 2011. I worked for a wide variety of photographers including Paola Kudacki, David Sims, Emma Summerton, Steven Klein and Mario Testino.

I finished my debut short film, The Foley Artist in 2015. The film won Best Casting, Best Production Design and Best Original Score at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2015. (Also nominated for Best Film, Best Direction and Best Idea / Script). The film received the Award of Excellence in the Best Shorts Competition 2015, won Best Creative Direction at the Australian Fashion Film Festival 2015 and screened at London Short Film Festival 2016 and TED 2016. The Foley Artist was made in collaboration with Feast Films and Just a Little. I have since shot and directed a number of mini-documentaries that profile up and coming artists — offering a window into their work and life as well as directing various commercial projects.

Editorial clients include: Bazaar (UK & China), Clash, Drapers, Elephant, Esquire UK, Modzik, Observer Magazine, POP Online, Rakes Progress, Saturday Telegraph Magazin, Vision China and W.

Commercial clients include: Ally Capellino, Channel 4, Colart, eve, Griffin Gallery, KOOVS, Molly Goddard, Platform Presents, Ralph & Russo, Rory Parnell Mooney, Serpentine Galleries, Stighlorgan, and YMC.

studio@oliverholms.com / +44(0)7843 384 146