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Chris Overend

Technical Instructor

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Chris Overend


Chris Overend has considerable industrial experience in the photographic industry.

Chris has worked for prestigious institutions like Italian Vogue, The International Herald Tribune, The Observer, GQ, Disney ABC. His passion is portraiture and has taken him many places in the industry and worked with celebrities like Rhianna, Adele, Gillian Anderson. As an assistant he worked for many photographers, including Chris Moore, Perry Curties, Mick Rock, Andy Barter to name a few.  

Further information

  • Darkroom technician – ECONE (formally ISIS London).
  • Rental assistant – Calumet Drummond Street.
  • Runner/retoucher/photographer – Chris Moore/ Herald Tribune.
  • Technical co-ordinator – Disney ABC.
  • Retoucher – Elle UK (Anthea Simms).
  • 1st assistant to Suki Dhanda – The Observer 20+ months.
  • 1st assistant to John Reardon – The Observer/Guardian group.
  • 1st assistant to Perry Curties – 125 Magazine/Vertigo Films.
  • Illustration – Aston Martin Heritage.
  • Photography - personal.


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