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I’ve always been a creative person; I dabbled in comics at 8, acting at 15, writing at 18, music at 21 and cookery at 24, and while I still enjoy all of those and more, photography is where my heart has settled.
I taught myself Photoshop so that I could create the sorts of things you’ll find in my fine art photography gallery, but all my images start in the camera. I’ve got an eye for composition and a personal style that’s always evolving, and I enjoy turning it to pretty much any subject; be it a wedding, gig, film set, or just a classic portrait by a window, I truly enjoy making things look fantastic in a single frame.
I’m also a TV camera operator with ten years experience working on a whole variety of shows from Saturday Kitchen to T4 to Sunday Brunch*, so making people and places look great on camera is second nature to me and, much as it’s a cliché, I can honestly say my jobs rarely feel like work!
(*yes, two of those are food shows… Let’s just say I don’t go hungry on the job!)
Getting in touch
Personally I’m a big fan of getting a phone call, but please use whichever you feel most comfortable with.
Or if you’re feeling creative you could attempt to communicate entirely in pictures using Instagram – go on, I challenge you! (tag me using @myglasseye)
Once a month (at most!) I email a newsletter to existing clients and fans of my work, with links to new galleries, new images for sale, interesting photography news from around the web and subscriber-only discounts on my fine art photography.
It’s a great way to find out what I’ve been up to lately without having to keep visiting my site and you can sign up at the bottom of every page, the home page, or by clicking here.
Clients & Testimonials
Hey, if I don’t blow my own trumpet a little bit, nobody else is going to do it! Here’s some of the kind and flattering things my clients have said about my work:
Our wedding photos look wonderful, we’re really really pleased. Everyone said how friendly you were and I know they’re going to love the pictures – I never realised you’d taken so many, I forgot you were there I think! Louise looks so beautiful in them and you’ve made me somehow look pretty smart too!
Jon and Louise Fisher
Thanks once again for the fantastic wedding pictures, we’re absolutely delighted with the work you did for us!
Harry & Jo Neary
Thanks again for our wedding photos, looked on your link and they are very good, just what we where looking for, cheers!
Lee & Sam Stevens
Owen’s attention to detail and eye for a shot are excellent… some of the best shots in my portfolio.
Damian Kell, Actor
A great guy who produces beautiful, artistic, stylised photographs whatever the occasion.
Daisy Wallace, Head of Press, Virgin Management Limited
Owen is an enthusiastic and skillful still photographer with creative vision of his own.
Yuna Lee, Independent Producer
Thanks for carrying out the shoot, the stores look fantastic!
Phillipa London, Retail & Marketing, Whiteleys Shopping Centre
Virgin Management • Max Factor • Procter & Gamble • Saatchi & Saatchi • Ketchum Pleon • Amnesty International • Groupe Aeroplan • Invista • Thomsons Online Benefits
One Whitehall Place • Café de Paris • The River Rooms • Café Royal • The Natural History Museum • London Zoo • BAFTA • The Cuckoo Club
Film & TV clients
BBC • Channel 4 • Film 4 • Vertigo Films • Revolver Entertainment • Blast! Films • Therapy Films • Objective Productions • Flashback TV • Princess Productions
Commissioned work & services
I like to shoot events and weddings in a documentary fashion filtered through my own eye for composition. I use my photos to tell stories by interspersing candid personal moments with wide shots of the action and memorable details that capture the flavour of the event. I love working the room looking for the next angle, and I bring the same knack for capturing the moment to my other documentary work, including coverage at gigs and publicity photography on film sets.
I also offer location-based portrait sessions with experience photographing everyone from young children and their families, to actors, musicians and CEOs. I can come to your home, offices or pretty much anywhere you like, and use either natural light or portable flashes that give us the flexibility to shoot a wide variety of looks in the same session, turning any location into a portable studio!
I’ll give you plenty of direction if you’d like it and work with you so you’re both comfortable and looking your best. If your family includes very young children and you’re concerned about keeping them happy during the shoot let me know and my wife, Hollie, may be able to join us for a small fee; an outstanding Montessori nursery school teacher, she has a natural affinity with children, especially those aged two to five.
Every shoot includes the following as standard:
Editing & Colour Correction
Using Lightroom I select the keepers and give them a basic polish – e.g. exposure, colour correction, sharpening – so they look their absolute best.
Galleries & Downloads
Once I’ve uploaded you’ll receive an invite to your own private gallery in my Client area where you can browse and download direct to your computer.
Fine art prints & licensing
Over the years I’ve built up an diverse archive of fine art photography, available to browse right here. Almost all these shots were originally produced for my photoblog, myglasseye.net, and were processed to my own personal tastes in Photoshop. I particularly enjoy capturing everyday moments in unusual surroundings, and vice versa, and living in London there’s a constant rich supply of that.
Prints are priced for personal and private use only. If you’d like to purchase prints for public display (e.g., bars, restaurants) please get in touch first.
My images are printed by Spectrum Photographic in East Sussex, UK, a professional lab specialising in fine art photographic printing. All their prints are inspected by QA professionals prior to shipping; however, when browsing for prints remember to take variations in monitor calibration into account – prints can never be as bright as a computer screen.
N.B. International customers – particularly from USA – please get in touch to see if I can have your print made closer to home to reduce your shipping costs.
These all use Fujicolor Crystal Archive Type II Photo Paper with glossy, matte, or lustre finishes. It’s a silver halide colour paper designed to produce high-image-quality colour prints and ensure prints stay beautiful over time.
Glossy finishes have a high-contrast appearance and look slick to the touch. This finish has an excellent dynamic range and colour – slightly more “pop” than the matte paper, although less so under glass.
Matte finishes have a very smooth, non-glare surface and a lower contrast when printed. They are often used to enhance the texture of a print, and can complement black and white well.
Lustre is a high quality finish, ideal for portraits and weddings. It comes on a thicker paper with a slight gloss and a subtle, often pearl-like texture. Lustre has deeper colour-saturation and higher contrast than matte.
Giclée is the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing (giclée translates as “spray”). Spectrum uses Enhanced Velvet or White Matte finish for giclée prints.
The Enhanced Velvet is a truly authentic artist paper capable of outstanding results. The paper is made using 100% cotton to give an archival feel with a velvety, mid-textured surface. It’s ideal for fine art photography, producing prints with exceptional depth of colour that look and feel like an original piece of art.
White Matte has been modeled on the traditional fiber-based material used in conventional photography and is specifically designed for use with giclée photographic printing. Its ultra-smooth surface and brilliant white colour make it the perfect digital FibaPrint alternative.
My photography has been licensed for websites, books, bands and movies, and hangs in a number of London offices. Licenses are automatically priced according to industry standard rates supplied by fotoQuote; just fill in the handy pricing wizard to find the appropriate rate.
If you’d like to negotiate on a license rate, please get in touch by email.
Full day (up to 8 hours): £500
Includes all clean high resolution images to download for your own personal or internal use, as well as for your business partners in the case of corporate events.
Corporate portrait session: varies, please get in touch.
We’ll shoot on location for up to two hours, using either natural light or portable strobes. The rate includes high resolution downloads of my edit of final images.
Extras include large groups and extended family, travel outside London, rush delivery, extra processing, and commercial usage licenses.
If your shoot includes young children my wife, Hollie, may be able to join us for a small fee. An outstanding Montessori nursery school teacher, she has a natural affinity with children, especially ages two to five.
A classic head-and-shoulders shoot; includes up to 90 minutes shooting; portable lighting; all images as high res downloads; up to three images of your choice converted to B&W, cleaned up in Photoshop (stray hairs, blemishes etc) and cropped to 8×10; unlimited repros.
Please note the rate and duration don’t include hair and makeup, but if you like I can introduce you to some excellent pro makeup artists from the film and TV industry.
Other extras include travel outside London, rush delivery and extra processing.
I also offer a bespoke album layout service, presenting your choice of photos from the day in a unique album delivered online and, if you choose, as a printed and bound book.
Special rates are available for smaller ceremonies and mid-week weddings. Just email or give me a call with your details for a quote – and absolutely no pressure.
Wow. You made it all the way down here! Wait – you didn’t just click the shortcut up top, did you? Hmmmmm.
Well either way, thanks for having the sort of curiosity that made you look – you’re the sort of person I like, why don’t you sign up to my email list while you’re down here? It’s just there at the bottom of the page… You’ll get gallery updates and a special subscriber discount to spend on prints, I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Okay that’s all there is. It’s very late. I’m going to bed now. Thanks for reading! Now go look at my photos