Olivia Beasley began her career as an illustrator before moving over to photography. Memory and storytelling are important triggers for projects and she likes to create a narrative in her photographs showing people in real places or constructed environments to give a sense of time and place. Her story ideas often begin with a written text which can be re-imagined as still and moving images.
This same approach is used by Olivia on portraits, fashion or still life projects. She enjoys collaborating with people – ‘ the people I’m photographing and everyone that helps me make reality look a little bit better’.
Clients include: American Express, Bacardi, British Airways, BT, Clarks, Ernest Jones, Heals, Levi’s, Mastercard, Merchant Archive, Qatar Airways, Parker Pens, Remy Martin, Soma Magazine, Sony, The Times, The Telegraph, UBS/Tate Modern, Wallpaper* and WWD.
Olivia has many awards under her belt for illustration and photography including D&AD, PDN, Creative Review, Campaign, Association of Photographers and American Photography.
She was selected to show at the 20th International Hyeres Festival of Fashion and Photography, in France and nominated for Photofolio Exhibition at Rencontres D’Arles, France. ‘I shot Norman Foster’ Exhibition curated by the Architecture Foundation at the Yard Gallery, London. Miami, USA. – Art Photo Expo, In Fashion Photo