Oly Barnsley started his career spending 2 years working for a design agency in Central London, before deciding to move to Paris and follow his passion for fashion photography.

There he spent 5 years learning the business from the ground up, before striking out on his own as a professional photographer, working for a range of clients, including Madame Figaro, Instyle, Grazia and W magazine. 

Having successfully established himself, Oly moved his base back to his hometown London. His eye for the telling detail, and ability to tell a story with his pictures, have led to him being a well established creator and supplier of original commercial images, both in advertising and editorial portrait work, as well as the fashion shoots where he honed his art.

Oly is based in the heart of London’s thriving media world from where he travels all over the world; he works predominately with A-list celebrities and leading industry players on a wide portfolio of assignments.