Born and raised in the heart of London's East End, Omar is the youngest of two siblings. The son of a Spanish mother and Egyptian artist-turned-restaurateur & nightclub owner, his upbringing was steeped in music, arts & culture. Omar's first foray into the media was at the tender age of 16, when he pursued his childhood passion for film by featuring in numerous popular national television commercials. Soon after he turned 21, inspired by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drove his father, Omar decided to set-up his own entertainment business and became the Managing Director of Soho talent agency After Dark - representing some of the UK's most promising actors, models and dancers.
In an effort to sell the talent on his agency's roster, Omar quickly realised the commercial value of great portrait photography and soon found himself behind the camera taking the very pictures he previously commissioned. In 2006, Omar closed the doors of his talent agency to pursue his newfound passion for photography. After working as a freelancer for two years, he rose to prominence in the UK Men's magazine arena, by shooting some of the country's most glamorous young starlets in his signature sultry and passionate style. His images have since been published in best-selling magazines worldwide and, as a result, he has become synonymous with both fashion & commercial photography.
After a few years, Omar rekindled his passion for moving picture, as he stepped into the role of Executive Producer / Set Photographer and actor for the feature film '24 Lines' - written and directed by Jake & Helena Astbury. He also then Produced and was lead actor in 'The Day Will Fall' - another Jake Astbury feature film production.
More recently, toward the beginning of 2014, Omar decided to work on a few large projects. Finishing his first novel 'The Dealer Diaries'. A gritty, London based story, filled with real life experiences close to his heart. He managed to get the attention of some of the UK's largest publishers who are currently considering a major publishing deal. Not being content and not wanting to stop while the ball was rolling, Omar began to put his photography skills to good use. Designing a line of high end, totally exclusive T-Shirts that exhibit his most creative commercial fashion images. Currently 'The Shaker Collection' is going through it's branding and marketing phase and should be ready to launch by the end of 2014.
Towards July of 2014, and after working, helping, guiding and consulting on the careers of many friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry, Omar decided to take the inevitable step and follow the calls of many to re-launch his career as a manager to the absolute elite. With over 15 years of first hand experience, Omar Shaker Management was launched with the ethos of helping artists build a long, reputable and strong founded career.