my name is David Ovenden and I am a freelance professional photographer providing a wide range of photographic services to individuals and businesses. I specialise in portraits (for social media, family and business), theatre, fashion and commercial photography but I can help you with all your photographic requirements. I offer studio or location shoots, and with my portable studio I can create studio quality shots in your own home, office or at your function. I can cover all areas of London and the South East, or further afield on request.

Recent Work

Noises Off – Posters

A series of posters created to illustrate the cast of ‘Nothing On’, the play within the play in Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’.

Bye Bye Birdie

BYE BYE BIRDIE is the story of Rock Star Conrad Birdie who is the biggest artist to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name.

But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop, much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music business and become an English teacher. Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see.

AllStar Productions at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams Book by Michael Stewart
Director: James Hume, Musical Director: Aaron Clingham,
Choreographer: Anthony Whiteman

Fashion Streetside Workshop

A fascinating workshop with fashion photographer R Cleveland Aaron started in his studio in Leyton and then moved to the the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where we explored light, shapes and space with model Anna Zeller.

Some of the images from the day can be seen below.

Face the Music

All Star Productions presented the first UK production of forgotten Irving Berlin musical Face The Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub in Walthamstow, from 9 June to 3 July 2015.

Featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with book by Moss Hart, this production was based on the Encores! concert adaptation by David Ives. It was directed by Brendan Matthew with choreography by Sally Brooks and musical direction by Aaron Clingham.

Student Performer of the Year

The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year Competition 2015 and the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Award were held on the 17th May. Hosted by Michael Xavier and with a special performance by Elaine Paige the prizes were presented by Julia McKenzie.

The Curtain Up Show

To mark its third year on air at Resonance 104.4fm, and to celebrate the Olivier Awards 2015, The Curtain Up Show  broadcast live from The Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue on 10th April .

In front of an invited audience of industry professionals and theatre fans, Tim McArthur was chatting to some of this year’s nominees, and finding out what this prestigious honour means to them, just two days before the big event!

Olivier nominated performers included Ian McIntosh and Lorna Want from Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, Haydn Gwynne from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre, along with fellow cast member Willemijn Verkaik, Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada from Miss Saigon and Stephen Ashfield from The Book of Mormon.

Leading theatre critics Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, who this year launched the Also Recognised Awards via MyTheatreMates.com, shared their predictions for this year’s Olivier Awards.

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