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

Select Clients: GQ, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ciroc Vodka, Universal Music, Joseph, Jacob's and 21st Century Records Ltd.

Select Publications: VICE, It's Nice That, Wired, Hungertv, Phoenix Magazine, Wonderland, Vogue Italia, Q Magazine, Mojo Magazine 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.

Exhibitions include: ‘The Saatchi Gallery and The Future Can Wait' London, Edward Lucie-Smith's 'British Art Now' Berlin, 'Contact Photo Festival' Toronto, 'LensCulture Street Photographer Award' Cameraworks, San Fransisco and Walls Gallery, Tokyo.



October: VICE UK interviewed Oleg about The Tourist Trap

September: The Tourist Trap was named as one of the winners of the Life Framer, Street Photography Award. It was also featured in numerous publications including It's Nice That and Wired.jp.

November - August 2016: Oleg took part in a show in San Francisco at Cameraworks gallery exhibiting Who's Driving You. This work was also shown at 12 photo festivals around the world.

September 2016: LensCulture names Oleg as one of the 34 winners of the LensCulture 2016 Street Photographer Award, for his series Who's Driving You.

April 2016: Oleg shot a global campaign for Saatchi & Saatchi's client Procter & Gamble, The campaign was entered into Cannes Lions 2016. Working alongside Clinton Mason, Global Creative Director for S&S.

Last year: Oleg's personal project Who’s Driving You was exhibited at Carousel London. TIME OUT named it as their pic show of the week on their first page of the print edition. The show was also featured on the front page of The Guardian

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Last year Oleg gave a talk about his book ‘The Tolstoys in the 21st Century' at Pushkin House and The London Book Fair. The book was published by Merrell in 2015 and launched at Waterstones Piccadilly. Available at most major book shops.










PHONE: +44 (0) 7766756589




Saatchi & Saatchi


It's Nice That 

Russia Beyond 

The Guardian 

Time Out


Calvert Journal

Pushkin House




The Tolstoy In The 21st Century 

The Best of LensCulture Volume 1



WINNER - LensCulturen Street Photography Award 2016

FINALIST - LifeFramer Street Photography Award 2017

WINNER - London Collage of Communication BA Photography Prize 2013

FINALIST - The Prix de la Photographie