Exposure: Oli Sansom

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

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Oli Sansom

(Credit: Tamara Erbacher)

Photographer: Oli Sansom

Speciality: Portraits, weddings and editorial.

Biography: Oli is a creative director at a digital health startup. While his background is in cartoon and animation illustration, he has also dabbled in the craft of hand-building truck seats and pillows, before giving his creative life the attention it deserved. He never considered photography until 2009, when he was inspired by the work that was produced by his fellow designers.

Oli soon learned how to work with light after shooting his friends' bands in erratic and ever-changing conditions. Weddings came next, when he found himself shooting an entire season of couples as he honed his skills.

Oli aims to stay focused on portrait, documentary and editorial themes, while further developing his distinctive visual style.

"I love the small stuff. I love trying to make boring normalcy an engaging part of a story, and giving everything its place with context."

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 70-200 f/2.8L, 580EXII, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Video interview

More of Oli's work can be seen on his website and you can follow him on Twitter.

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