Client Profile

Owen Bruce

Who is he?
A 25 year old photographer from Penticton, B.C., who began photography as a hobby in his hometown during high school and quickly migrated to Toronto and subsequently to NY where he currently resides. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts with honors and receiving the LeBook award for unusual excellence in fashion photography, Owen interned at famed photographic agencies Art+Commerce and Management&Production. In 2010, The British Journal of Photography called Bruce one of the top up and coming fashion photographers.

After years spent assisting world renowned photographers around the world, Owen is now represented by Home Agency in New York. (

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Chantal Stafford-Abbott (Specs) by Owen Bruce
styling: Tasha Cain; hair: Yoichi Tomizawa; makeup: Lottie

"If I had to describe my style, it would be summarized as a muted, unkempt elegance. My girls are generally quiet, always beautiful, a bit dark. Everything is generally clean (in terms of makeup, hair, light) but a little off. Beautiful, sensual, self aware girls in beautiful clothes. I love to shoot in location with natural light."

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Alana Blohm by Owen Bruce
styling: Rene LeBlanc; hair & makeup: Marco Marsolais

Casts Models for:
Editorial & advertising. Editorial clients in Canada include Pulp, Glow and Flare.

What you look for when you cast models?
"I generally book a model off of their Polaroids or a face to face meeting. I always try to work with girls who I believe have potential now or in the future. I always work with girls who have a runway presence on the international scene or are about to break out. I always cast models who I think best fit the concept, or will add to the collaboration best."

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Michela by Owen Bruce
styling: Tasha Cain; makeup & hair: Ralph Siciliano

What turns you off to a model?
"I like to work with punctual and professional teams. I love models who are comfortable in their own skin. Models who move without inhibition and are willing to develop a character and bear their soul are most inspiring. I love working with models who push me to be a better photographer."


Blogs We Follow

Cailin Hill (The Model Burnbook)

Natalia Zurowski & Jasmine Chorley Foster (The Business Model)

Madison Schill & Addison Gill's (Mind Over Model)

Ania Boniecka (A n i a . B)