Oli was awarded a winner in the hugely competitive ‘Personal Work’ category at the PDN for this series exploring people at crossroads.
Drawing inspiration from some of the pioneers for Chicago street photography; Harry Callahan and Ray Metzker, his new collection continues the long tradition of documenting people within urban environments. The series was shot over a 12 month period across multiple US cities; LA, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, New York and Atlanta.
With his shoestring budget, Oli stayed in hostels and spent his days walking the city streets with a minimal kit, to discover the subtle differences between people and places. Driven by the endless chance and a prevalent political crossroads for the American people.
We are all looking forward to the ceremony on the 25th June!
Oli Kellett has spent the last 12 months traveling back and forth to the US, making trips to LA, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, New York and Atlanta.
All on a shoestring budget, he stayed in hostels and spent his days walking city streets with minimal kit, discovering subtle differences between the cities, motivated by the endless possibility of chance. Drawing inspiration from some of the pioneers of Chicago street photography; Harry Callahan and Ray Metzker, his new collection continues the long tradition of documenting people within urban environments.
During a time of uncertainty and change, Oli found contextual interest in documenting people at crossroads, drawing on the idea of Americans finding themselves at political crossroads.
And there’s more where that came from… lookout for the next installment sometime in 2019.
Oli’s latest personal series took him across the pond to the Port of Miami. This series looks at logistics and scale of globalisation, following on from the success of NYC.
Shooting between London and New York, Nigel brought together this lifestyle campaign to show the JTI Logic product range in a subtle and beautiful way.
Oli has returned from New York with this personal series. He spent time pounding the streets in the sweltering heat and managed to capture these subtle un-staged moments.
Hugh Kretchmer on The Atlantic Magazines ‘Secret shame of the middle class’ feature.
Tackling the grim reality for the middle class, Hugh brings his surreal aesthetic to fruition by masking the identities but emphasising emotional struggle.