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 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

A garden shoot

A shoot in my garden with up and coming young actor/model Stephen Stallone Thomas



Model shoot

A forest shoot with Nicole Melecchi between lockdowns in and around Epping Forest and the Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge.


 

A shoot around Spitalfields

An urban  shoot around Spitalfields with Joshku



Forest shoot

A forest shoot with Xomemo



SSSSPOTY

For the past 11 years I have photographed The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Competition (SSSSPOTY) together with the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Award. This year, because of Covid 19, the competition was cancelled. Usually some 70 or so candidates, drawn from theatre and music courses from around the country, audition and the final ten are invited to the gala final in front of a jury of musical theatre greats.

This year the candidates were treated to a Zoom masterclass.

Many of the winners (and indeed competitors) have gone on to star in radio, television, theatre and film.



Poet in the Forest

In common with most people working in the theatre, my work has virtually dried up.

I am still available for headshots and general photography, subject to social distancing and other anti covid measures. The following images are from a shoot ‘Poet in the Woods’ with actor Ellis J. Wells.


Crazy Coqs Cabaret

Another of Harold Sanditon’s Open Mike Cabarets at the crazy Coqs. Always fun to shoot with a great atmosphere.

This time the theme was ‘Disney’



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