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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.

Dressed from head to toe in polyester, Oli treads around Audi’s super slick warehouse for a series in car photography, aimed at young engineers.

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.

The International Colour Awards live streamed the competition winners on March 4th and we are delighted that a number of our artists picked up awards.

 

Beate Sonnenberg:

Category: Abstract

Title: Dancing Colors

Award: 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement

 

Category: Abstract

Title: Skin Lanndry

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Nigel Riches:

Category: Advertising

Title: Supermalt Carnival

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Portrait

Title: Gary Swim  

Award: Honourable Mention

 

Category: Americana

Title: Rollerskating Hero

Award: Honourable Mention

 

 

Oli Kellett:

Category: Americana

Title: New York Taxis

Award: Honourable Mention

This was shot in collaboration with BBH London and Nikki Lindman. It has been shown as part of an exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London celebrating the creativity of Soho.

Oli is the Grand Prize winner with ‘Roosevelt Cable Car’ at this year’s PDN New York.

Taken from the Queensborough bridge through a gap in the wire mesh just large enough for a lens. It is accompanied by ‘Taxis and Man’ which also made it into the show.

Oli Kellett has been visiting industrial locations to produce this new series.

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.

Never one to shy away…

The completion of ‘Hand Jobs’, Oli’s newest book centres around the life and work of hand models.

Due to hit stores in the coming months, specialist prints and collector editions are available direct from Hoxton Mini Press.