Owen Harvey


Owen Harvey is an award winning London based photographer. With an interest in youth, subculture & sports, his images often focus on the notion of individual identity and social groups. 

Harvey has worked with a wide range of commercial clients and his self-initiated, long-term documentary projects have been exhibited at galleries internationally, such as the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers' Gallery and Royal Albert Hall. 
Alongside his own practice, Harvey has also guest lectured at universities across the U.K and at venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I don't tend to look at a lot of books, as I haven't got the attention span. I tend to view work online and in Galleries more than anything.

Most visited blogs, websites?

American Suburb X
Vogue Italia
GUP Magazine
Dazed & Confused

What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram because it's the most visual and I can look at a variety of interesting art through a large selection of accounts.
Secondly, twitter as it's a good source for me to stay up to date with news.

Whats currently on your playlist?

James Blake - Assume Form, I've been playing that pretty much back to back for the last couple of weeks.

What records would you recommend to hear?

Diamond Eyes by Deftones
Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
El Pintor by Interpol
As The Roots Undo by Circle Takes The Square
Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Anything that Yorgos Lanthimos has done. He's the best director out there at the moment, in my opinion.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Yorgos Lanthimos, Nick Broomfield, Trent Parke, Thom Yorke and lots of others. There's a lot of people out there creating very compelling art.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I don't tend to watch much TV. The only thing sometimes I watch to help turn my brain off is a programme called ‘First Dates’.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

I occasionally look at the photography magazines in print, but more often than not most of the stuff I look at, is on the internet.

What are the things you cannot live without?

My bed, a cup of tea in the morning and music.

Who are you following?

My fathers & mothers footsteps.