David Fisher – Photographer and Founder of Fisher Studios

David was born in Australia and studied photography at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, graduating in 1991, on the cusp of the digital photography era. With the world’s first fully digital camera released in 1989 and Adobe Photoshop 1.0 announced in 1990, it was an exciting time to become a professional photographer.

David spent his formative years immersed in analogue photography, shooting on film and polaroids, and working in the dark room with negatives and transparencies. After completing his studies, he worked for 2 years as a full-time photographic assistant for a portrait studio before going on to work as a freelance assistant to various commercial photographers in order to broaden his experience, whilst developing his own portfolio.

David emigrated to the UK in 1996, eventually settling down to establish himself as a photographer in Oxford and for a short time worked in a variety of roles including picture framing, selling cameras and teaching photography. He began finding enough work to become a full-time photographer in 2000, opening his first studio in Oxford soon after.

In 2002 the Fisher Studios brand was formed and has continued to grow ever since, moving to its current location in Marston Street in 2015. The new studio is a bright, fully air-conditioned space and has a separate ‘green room’ for hair, makeup and changing. It also has dedicated parking and is conveniently located for central Oxford.

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Sam Allard - Photographer

Sam has been a full time photographer since graduating from the University of Kent in 2015. Specialising in events and theatre, and with experience in construction, automotive, and travel industries, Sam has worked with clients including the University of Oxford, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, NFU, Game, Red Bull and many more both in the UK and abroad.

Recent highlights include photographing the 2020 NFU conference and taking on the role of project photographer for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stitch In Time campaign. Sam also volunteers as a photographer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s ‘Name a Puppy’ campaign.

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Roxy Owen – Photographer & Production Coordinator

Roxy is our creative studio photographer, as well as providing support to the team as Production Coordinator. She is responsible for day-to-day liaison with customers, post-production for the team, and working face-to-face with clients to create high quality portraits.

Roxy’s interest in photography started at a young age, but she began pursuing it seriously when she studied a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Abingdon and Witney College, before going on to study commercial photography at Plymouth College of Art. She graduated in 2021 and was also a finalist in the Association of Photographers Student Awards, where she submitted still life works from her final major project.

Alongside photography, Roxy enjoys painting and drawing, which inspires her photography’s artistic flare. She loves using bright colours, different textures and creating images with a graphic quality. As part of her final major project at university, she created different sets all focused around a different colour, which she entitled Retrograde.

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Ella Pallett – Photographer

Ella has always been a creative at heart and embarked on her photography journey after graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Lens Media. It was the final exhibition of this course where she sold her first photograph – a studio shot of seven springer spaniels.

Two weeks later she set off to work on cruise ships as a professional portrait photographer travelling all over the world. During this time, she was lucky enough to be selected to visit the US and undergo an intensive training course focusing on studio photography, lighting and posing with one of the cruise industries’ top portrait photographers.

After four years of sailing, she then settled in Oxford working as an Art Dealer studying, acquiring and selling the works of modern masters such as Picasso, Dali and Miro.

Keen to return to her passion in photography Ella joined us in May 2022 to assist the team in all areas and specialise in professional headshots and portrait photography.

Ella also enjoys playing netball for a local Oxford team, attending music festivals and travelling.

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