George Kavanagh


George Kavanagh

George Kavanagh

George Kavanagh was born 1962 in Birmingham, England. 

He lives in Oxfordshire and has an office in London.

George studied Graphic and Visual Communications at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with First Class BA Honors. His initial inclination towards graphics was pushed aside when he started freelance work as a photojournalist where he discovered a new love of photography. Upon moving back to London he continued in photojournalism by shooting for The Independent Newspaper and the Daily Telegraph. 

Over the next 5 years he steadfastly built up his portfolio containing his unique personal work. At the young age of 24, he was given his first advertising commission for American Express which catapulted George into his commercial career.

His images are described to be lyrical mosaics of line and color with light and deep shadows that incorporate the nocturne and its' sense of mystery. He uses the grand scale of the landscape to form graphic forms of areas that have been designed and shaped by human usage. His photographs often use the artifice of night to show the surrealistic quality of contrast and unanchored forms, giving an evocative other-worldliness to them.  

George's genius is in his calculated ambiguity and systematic approach to design offering us a kind of timeless atmosphere full of wonderment. 

Since the start of his career some of his clients have included Financial Times, Independent Newspaper, Daily Telegraph, Architecture Magazine, United Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Jaguar, jeep , Audi, Barclay Bank, Canon, Welsh Tourist Board , Morrocan Tourist Board, English Tourist Board, National trust, BP fuels, Santandar, Grant Thornton, Excel, Smirnoff, Orange Mobile, American Express and Shell Oil. BBC, Melie, Lidl, Sky etc.. 

His images have been published in books to coincide with his past exhibition for Arthur Andersen at the Design Museum called "View 92" and through " together with guest Terence Conran. 

Great Ormond Street Appeal. This collection was exhibited at the Museum for Childhood and Hamiltons Gallery in London, alongside David Bailey and John Claridge.



American Express
Barclay Bank
BP fuels
English Tourist Board
Grant Thornton
Morrocan Tourist Board
National trust
Orange Mobile
Shell Oil
United Airlines
Welsh Tourist Board



Architecture Magazine
Daily Telegraph
Financial Times
Independent Newspaper