ABOUT ME

Award winning, Edinburgh based freelance photographer & image maker.

Commercially I specialise in still life, drinks, glassware, and product based advertising imagery.
I enjoy a particular interest in capturing the fluid beauty in liquids, and this proves a recurring theme in my work.

I also create narrative designs for theatre posters, CD covers and book covers.


In my personal work I explore creative, abstract imagery, often appearing scientific in nature, and often inspired by our continued understanding of, and wonder in the universe.

 

I originally trained as a sculptor and visual artist, graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in the mid nineties. That's where I first picked up a camera, starting out then with my Rolleiflex SL35 film camera.

Things are digital now, but often those sculptural & fine art concerns still find their way into my work.

I love spending my free time getting lost in the Scottish Highlands, with my camera.

EDUCATION

  • 1996 - Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) - Fine Art / Sculpture                      

  • 2020 - Gray's School of Art, BA (Distinction) - Professional Photography          

AWARDS

  • 2020 - Scottish MPA Student Open Award, -  Merit x 3

  • 2019 - BIPP (Scotland) Student Award, Advertising Category -  Gold Award 

  • 2019 - BIPP (Scotland) Student Award, Advertising Category -  Commended 

  • 2019 - AOP Student Award, 'Things' Category -  Finalist x 2  

  • 2017 - Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, Urban Category -  Highly Commended  

  • 2017 - City of Edinburgh Council 'Capture Edinburgh' - Finalist

All images & content © Callum Ollason 2021, Edinburgh, UK

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