Oliver Roberts

Oliver Roberts is an award-winning journalist, copywriter, photographer and videographer born in Johannesburg, South Africa and now living in Dorset, England. He has written about and photographed a wide range of subjects and people, from nudists, asexuals and suicide survivors, to sex workers, Wiccans and UFO hunters.

He can also produce clean, engaging copy, press releases and articles for lifestyle, sport and business websites and magazines, as well as brochures. Please contact for rates.

His desire to write about things from firsthand experience has, among other things, seen him become a department store Santa Claus for a day, take part in a paranormal investigation, ride a rodeo bull and train with New York Marathon winner Hendrick Ramala.

His list of notable interviewees includes William Shatner, John Cleese, Pharrell Williams, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jackie Collins, Arianna Huffington, Howard Marks, Richard E Grant, William Kentridge, Professor Brian Cox and Paul Theroux.

He has worked in Europe, Asia, the US, the Middle East and South America.


2014 Standard Bank Arts Writing Award 

2010 Mondi Journalism Award for Feature Writing - 'The Quest to be One'

2008 Mondi Journalism Award for Creative Journalism - 'Don't Look Down'


2017 #overnightrush at FotoZA Gallery, sponsored by Leica