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Based in London, Oleg Tolstoy works in the field of portrait and social documentary photography.  He graduated from UAL London College of Communication in BA (Hons) Photography.

SELECT CLIENTS Procter & Gamble, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Corona, Universal Music, Jacob's, GQ Russa, The Observer, Joshua Kane and 21st Century Records Ltd.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS: Phoenix Magazine, Wonderland, Vogue Italia & India and The Untitled Magazine.

PORTRAITS INCLUDE: Sir Elton John, Cara Delevingne, Sir George Martin, Mick Jones, Rita Ora, Jonathon Ross, Howard Marks, Kano, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mumford and Sons.





PHONE: +44 (0) 7766756589



EDITORS PIC - The Independent Photographer Street Photography Award - 2018

FINALIST - LifeFramer, Street Photography Award - 2017

WINNER - LensCulture, Street Photography Award - 2016

WINNER - London Collage of Communication BA (Hons), Photography Prize - 2013

SHORTLISTED - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris - 2011

SHORTLISTED - Association of Photographers, Assistant Award. Shortlisted. Exhibition + Publication 2011

CHRITICS CHOICE - Saatchi Online Magazine by Constance Gounod - 2011

WINNER - Hotshoe Photographic Magazine Award, Recognition for series “Hands on Knees” - 2011




Hunger Magazine



Saatchi and Saatchi


It's Nice That 



Fast Company Design

Russia Beyond 

The Guardian 



Post Pravda Magazine

Untitled Magazine

So Bad So Good

Time Out

Pushkin House

Calvert Journal 

Daily Mail




The Tolstoy In The 21st Century

The Best of LensCulture Volume 1

Commercial Photo - Japan



EARLS COURT BOOK FAIR -  Oleg Tolstoy On The Tolstoys In The 21st Century - 2016

WATERSTONES PICCADILLY - The Tolstoy's In The 21st Century Book Launch - 2015

PUSHKIN HOUSE - Oleg Tolstoy with Rosamund Bartlett: Photographing The Tolstoys - 2015

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2015 - 'Who's Driving You?' (Solo Show) - Carousel, London

2014 - 'Hands On Knees' (Solo Show) Walls Gallery, Tokyo


2017 - Los Angeles Festival of Photography, FestFoto, Brazil - Head On Photo Festival, Sydney -Art Photo, Barcelona, Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai - Copenhagen Photo Festival -Fotoleggendo Festival Italy

2017 - Street Sans Frontières - Paris

2017 - Rencontres d’Arles in 2017 - France

2016 -LensCulture Street Photographer Award - Cameraworks, San Fransisco

2011 - The Association of Photographers Award, AOP Gallery, London

2011 - The Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and The Future Can Wait (curated by Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson) - Victoria House, London

2011 - Video in Britain Today (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith) - Bermondsey Space, London

2011 - London International (curated by Zavier Ellis & Edward Lucie-Smith) - Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania

2011 - Contact Photo Festival (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith) - Toronto, Canada

2010 - The Future Can Wait (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley) - Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2010 - Polemically Small (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith) - CHARLIE SMITH london, London

2010 - My Inspiration - HMV, Oxford Street, London

2009 - British Art Now (curated by Edward Lucie- Smith) -  Berlin



London College Of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography (2009)