The truth is, they don't mean much. Us photographers, we're all using the same cameras (except... Carmen), we all care and will be present, and so you'll either feel connected to the work and person you see in front of you, or you'll hover between a few other browser tabs.
What's worth knowing, is that half a decade in to this, I still feel like i'm living the dream, and with deep personal attachment to all of my work, give all of myself and more to each couple. I use eyes developed across a background in design and cinematography unique to this industry, and mush that up with a bunch of other off-beat influences, then work with you and for you to make some magic records of everything that happened.
Because of all this and the amount of effort put in both on and around your day, once I reach 20 confirmed couples per year, I cap my bookings.
If you feel connected to my work, as all the wonderful couples on that page did (and I hope you also do), you can reach out to talk to me here.
Since moving from animation to advertising to photographing humans and ritual, Oli has used his background as an internationally awarded cinematographer and designer to become the choice for fellow creatives and beyond, and led a genre shift into a moodier aesthetic rooted in a cinematographic sensibility.
carved from stone, forged in fire, oli is...
Wait, thats my old band bio as a teenager.
I'm a photographer, you're getting married, and in 50 years time you want some proof-of-love to fall back on when you're throwing dried biscuits at each other in a contest over who has control over the TV.
But right now your other half is saying "can't Carmen just use her iPhone-X instead", and you're torn between whether you need a documentary, candid, storyteller, or visual-truth-seeker, and what all of those adjectives mean.
A brief collection of gold stars over the years on pieces of paper or shiny faux-glass objects.
Head-On photo festival finalist (landscape category)
International Wedding Photographer of the Year (double category finalist)
Rangerfinder New York - 1st Place
Rangefinder New York: top 30 worldwide rising stars
Teds Master - 1 of 6 nationally
Capture Magazine Emerging Photographer of the Year (overall winner)
Atom Awards (AUS) Music Video of the year
American Photographic Association Short Film Contest winner: Music Video
Moran Photographic Prize (AU) - Semi Finalist
Monster Children (AU) photo annual (top 4 category winner)
A regularly-commissioned writer for leading industry publications. Select pieces & interviews:
Rolling Stone Australia
Capture Emerging Photographer of the Year winner (portrait)
Capture Emerging Photographer of the Year finalist (wedding)
Capture Emerging Photographer of the Year finalist (doco/journalism)
& creative coach.
With a double-major in talking smack, Oli is commissioned to teach photographers on all continents (yes, including a session in Antarctica) with his innovative thinking on creative practice and progressive approach to storytelling.
Way Up North
Life of the Artist
Wolves, Canary Islands, Spain
Midwest Gathering, Detroit, USA
Camp Common Folk, Perth AU
The Business Romantic, Mel/Syd AU
Melbourne Knowledge Week
Image & Tech - Athens, Greece
Pause Fest - Melbourne, Australia
Rural Workshop - Barcelona, Spain
BODAF - Lisbon, Portugal
WRKSHP - New York, USA
Way Up North - Rome, Italy
Field Trip - California, USA
SNAP photo festival, Wales UK
Canada Convention, Vancouver
Work-Shop: Analog course, Melb
Deloitte, Melb AU
Hands On workshop: Melb, AU #2
ABMS: Nelson, NZ
Hands On workshop: London, UK
Hands On workshop: Melb, AU
Hands On workshop: Perth, AU
ABMS: Auckland, NZ
ABMS: Queenstown, NZ
Zero Regrets conference, Melb AU
International speaking CV