Oliver Curtis BSC Oliver Curtis BSC

One of the youngest cinematographers ever to be invited to join the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) Oliver ploughs a distinctly idiosyncratic path as Director of Photography on feature films as diverse as Richard Kwietniowski's LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND and OWNING MAHOWNY, Clare Kilner’s THE WEDDING DATE, Frank Oz’s DEATH AT A FUNERAL and Joanna Hogg’s UNRELATED, as well as experimental gallery-based installations such as Gideon Koppel’s BORTH.

Recent long form television work includes STAY CLOSE (dir Lindy Heymann) and LOCKWOOD&CO (dir William MacGregor) both for Netflix and THE BUCCANEERS (dir Susanna White) for Apple Tv.

He remains in great demand worldwide for hair and beauty commercials, working for high profile clients such as PANTENE, L’OREAL, WELLA, PALMOLIVE and RIMMEL, featuring Kate Moss, Elle MacPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Jade Parfitt amongst many others. He has also shot many commercials for clients such as COCA COLA, SONY, GUINNESS, CANON, CADBURY'S and EON.

Diversifying into live events, Oliver has collaborated with director Nick Wickham on multiple live-streamed shows for BURBERRY, along with filming the London stage show of Hanya Yanagihara's  A LITTLE LIFE for director Ivo Van Hove.

Brought up in the Cotswolds, Oliver began his photographic education studying photography at the renowned course at Filton Technical College in Bristol. He went on to study film and television at the London College of Printing. The first few years post-college were spent learning his craft in documentaries, music videos and short films for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the BFI. It was for the latter that he lensed his first feature MADAGASCAR SKIN, (dir Chris Newby). Other features soon followed along with high profile television work, including the acclaimed BBC TV series VANITY FAIR (dir Marc Munden), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award. He also directed numerous documentaries for Channel Four and BBC TV, including TROTSKY'S HOME MOVIES and a portrait of the great Italian director GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH, along with programme related articles published in The Observer and The Listener magazines.

In conjunction with his work as a cinematographer, Oliver continues to produce stills photographic work for major broadcasters as well as generating his own projects for exhibition and publication. His first solo exhibition VOLTE-FACE premiered at London's Royal Geographical Society in Sept 2016.  A book of the project is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.