Hello,

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

The Curtain Up Show

The Curtain Up Show is a weekly radio show on Resonance 104.4fm presented by Tim McArthur and produced by Nathan Matthews. Every year before the Olivier Awards the show invites nominees to come into the Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue for a chat. This year stars from Mrs. Henderson Presents, In the Heights, Hand to God and Guys and Dolls were interviewed and theatre gurus Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton were on hand to give their predictions of the likely winners.

Paris Opera

Whilst in Paris recently I was able to go on backstage tours, to see areas not normally open to the public, of two great Paris Opera houses, Palais Garnier (famous for the Phantom!) and Le Chatelet.

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built between 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera and Le Chatelet  was built between 1860 and 1862. Originally with 3,000 seats, it has undergone remodelling and name changes over the years. Currently it seats 2,500 people.

Photography was strictly forbidden backstage but I was able to take shots of the lush interiors.

BEAM:2016

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are proud to present BEAM:2016 at Park Theatre, London on 8th – 9th March 2016. This showcase will encourage and develop musical theatre across the UK, identifying and supporting innovation, connecting practitioners and finding champions for original work.

BEAM is a collaboration between Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments and is a key part of both organisations’ mission to support the development of new musical theatre. It is both a two day showcase event, preceded by a series of pitching days through which new work and artists are identified. The showcase combines live pitches and book-in-hand presentations of new work from artists and venues around the UK. There will also be panel discussions, provocations, networking, two Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation masterclasses and installations/digital displays. Work for this showcase will be selected via a series of pitching days taking place in regional venues across the UK, and which will also help foster a

Fashion Shoot

I had a great fashion shoot with Olympus Ambassador Robert Pugh and Gavin Hoey at Bermondsey Project Space with model Amber Tutton and make up artist Michelle Court (Court-on-Camera).

The Kissing Dance

The Kissing Dance, Howard Goodall, and Charles Hart’s musical, based on Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy ‘She Stoops to Conquer’, the musical is a tale of mismatched love, matchmaking, disguise, confusion, and deception, laced with humour and comic misunderstanding.

It is All Fools’ Eve, a night when in the realms of love, the world can be turned upside-down and the lord of Misrule can take control….Mr and Mrs Hardcastle have invited the son of an old friend, Charles Marlow, to their country estate with the intention of pairing him off with their daughter, Kate. Accompanying him is his friend George Hastings, who happens to be the secret beau of Kate’s cousin Constance, who in turn is on an enforced promise to Kate’s half witted half brother Tony Lumpkin. However, the mischievous intervention of Lumpkin results in the pair of visitors thinking the Hardcastle’s estate is actually a country inn, and Mr Hardcastle whom they have never met, is the inn keeper. Mistakes and misunderstandings swiftly ensue.

Family Shoot

I had a lovely shoot today with the Hayward family. Sarah and Simon and their lovely daughter Erin and new son Dylan.

It was quite a job getting everyone looking at the camera at the same time and looking natural but I think I got some good shots.

I used a LitePanels Inc Micro to give a soft diffused light, which is ideal with babies where a flash can cause a bit of a shock and start them crying.

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Previous work

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