Perfect Stranger

National Geometric

C'est la nuit

Frozen

Self-taught photographer. Born in the south of France, I’ve lived and worked in Montreal since 2011. I wish I had a great story about inheriting my first camera from my grandfather or something like that, but no. I simply bought it in a store.

I’ve studied languages, worked as a lighting designer for shows, and spent several years being a creative ad guy. I now focus on my photography, based on observation and magnifying the simplest things.

I trust providence (not the religious definition though) and patience. My approach is based on wandering and accepting the impromptu.

I use photography to make simple factual observations and also to gather people, places, lines or lights in a setup that will exist only once.


Awards

2016 LUX,  1er Grand Prix for National Geometric
2015 LUX,  2e prix

Exhibitions

2015 Des Inconnus à Cuba Galerie Yves Laroche, Montréal, Canada – July
2015 Perfect Strangers I National Geometric, Galerie Vert de gris, Fréjus, France – August

Prints Publications

2014 Autoportrait in the book Leica Myself, Éditions 99 Pages, Germany
2014 Des Inconnus à Cuba in  #photography, Issue #11, UK, December
2014 Des Inconnus à Cuba in Monster Children Photo Annual, Australia

Online Publications

2017 When it’s Christmas in Cuba Life Goes on as Usual, The Adventure Handbook, March
2017 François Ollivier hors de la nuit in Beware Mag, February
2017 A Bright Interval, Paper Journal, January
2016 People in Cities, in Lumières de la Ville, April
2016 Perfect Strangers in Creative Boom, April
2016 Perfect Strangers in Fubiz, April
2016 Perfect Strangers in The Lift Magazine, April
2016 Perfect Strangers in Photogrvphy, June
2016 Meet the photographers capturing Cuba in the midst of change, in Circa News, September
2016 Des Inconnus à Cuba, in The Adventure Handbook, Septembre
2016 A Bright Interval in Plain Magazine, October
2016 A Bright Interval in Creative Boom, October
2016 A Bright Interval in ToTravelIsToLive, October
2016 A Bright Interval in iGNANT, October
2015 People Series, in Fubiz, April
2015 Des Inconnus à Cuba, in Flyway
2015 Des Inconnus à Cuba, Interview in Flanelle Magazine
2015 National Geometric in AYE MAG