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 cover all areas of London and the South East, or further afield on request.

Below you will see some of my recent work. Bear in mind that a lot of my work is for private clients and and will not appear here to maintain client confidentiality.

Recent Work

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.

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.

Mouillé swimwear shoot

Another shoot for Sarah, Creative Director of Mouillé, this time for her Look Book. I tried a new studio in London Fields called Studio Time. They have a separate makeup and dressing area which is great when there are multiple changes of swimwear. Nice high ceilings and good kit made for a great shoot and we repaired to the pub next door for drinks afterwards.

It would have been good to have made more use of the studio and the moody lighting caused by a thunderstorm but a look book needs a consistent approach to all the images and therefore controlled lighting in the studio. I used a softbox to light the model and two lights (with amber gels) to give a uniform warm colour to the white backdrop.

Once again Cally Crisp assisted me on this shoot. The model was Jessica Marshall from Leni’s Model Management and our make-up artist was Lorna Kings (I have worked with Lorna before so it was great to see her again). Chourouk Chouchou who is working with Sarah was on hand with suggestions and support.

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