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Born 1969, Royan, France.
I currently live in Bordeaux, France.

I was introduced to the world of art and photography as a child. A period bathed in red light and marked by the "perfume" of the chemicals in the dedicated, ever-present darkroom in my parents' home. My entourage introduced me to numerous exhibitions and techniques of expression, which initially led me to graphic design and painting. In the early 1990s, after a few scientific detours, it was at the École des Beaux-Arts of Poitiers in France that I found computer graphics, programming and computer-generated images a fascinating means of expression.

It was Alain FLEIG who introduced me not only to art photography, but also to techniques, particularly laboratory techniques. Then came my first solo exhibition and a training course with Philippe SALAÜN, the renowned darkroom printer, trained by Ansel ADAMS and preferred darkroom printer, among others, of Willy RONIS, Robert DOISNEAU, Edouard BOUBAT, Izis, Inge MORATH, Seydou KEITA, Malick SIDIBÉ or René JACQUES. While still a student, I began to work on commissions, press articles and exhibitions.

In 1995, I began working in architecture, followed by web design. I then went on to do graphic design and art direction for various digital projects. I returned to photography in 2005, testing out landscape photography in the infrared, discovering long exposures.

I've also created a number of artistic projects, most often enabling the exchange and promotion of other artists, the longest-running being Art Limited.


My work takes place under the sign of time: suspended time, time that passes without being able to clearly identify the moment. I appreciate this stretching of time, which is no longer on the scale of human life. The universe I propose, recreated in this way, becomes strangely other, mysterious, romantic, silent, like a distended void that teaches us the meaning of detail. The silence caused by the direct absence of human presence forces visitors to interact directly with the elements on display, no longer spectators of others but full participants in the world presented and in their own perceptive experience.

I'm patiently on the lookout for sought-after forms, for presences that have probably been there for a very long time, unchanging, in the same silence and under the same dense skies. The choice of stripped-down scenes brings to life the smallest details, the slightest traces, like so many forgotten signatures. The composition of elements creates abstract spaces, where straight lines and curves oppose and respond to each other, creating images that are almost totally graphic.

My photographs are veritable observations captured during my travels, explorations and personal or professional journeys. They originate in the act of looking, feeling connected to my perception of the beauty and elegance of the world.

I'm not interested in photographic projects, specific subjects or the visual narrative of series. I look for singular, poetic scenes that seem suspended in time, like unique paintings standing on their own.

Although I've been happy to use digital cameras in the past, it's silver photography and its "analog" medium that allow me to photograph with a different relationship to time, an expectation, demand and uncertainty that reinforce the experience and final satisfaction. I have always personally developed my films.

I appreciate the rigor with which I shoot, and the care and meticulousness I bring to the construction of my photographs, in order to obtain elegant and contemplative "tableaux".

MRM Worldwide,
S7 Airline,
Meter Gallery,
Nestlé Nespresso,
Le Monde,
Naïve Music,
Robert-Laffont Edition,
Yellow Corner,
Albin-Michel Edition,
Mabille & Chaumette,
Art & Brand,
Gallery Representatives
Mabille & Chaumette (Paris - Bordeaux - Hong Kong - Singapour)
YellowKorner (international)
Warning 2010: For a few years, I realized and produced some exhibition projects that had meaning for my work, the contributors or visitors. Being on other busy projects, I decided to stop without time limit. Nevertheless, I am always open to the very selective study of proposals.
2023 / Solo - Wine Moment - Bordeaux, France [+]
In the new Bordeaux Wine Lab "Wine Moment", exhibition of a selection of large format 140x120 cm prints.
2023 / Collective - Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute - Bordeaux, France [+]
Exhibition. Large 140x120 cm prints on the occasion of the launch of the new Art Gallery of the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, giving Carte Blanche to the MABILLE & CHAUMETTE Artistic and Cultural Agency for a selection of Contemporary Artists offered for sale.
2023 / Collective - La Grande Maison Bernard Magrez - Bordeaux, France [+]
Exhibition. Bernard Magrez, a great collector, patron of the arts and owner of 42 vineyards, has given carte blanche to the MABILLE & CHAUMETTE Art Agency for the creation of the first ephemeral Art Gallery in the Hôtel Particulier "La Grande Maison".
2010 / Solo - François-Mauriac Cultural Centre, Bouliac, France [+]
A selection of 20 photographies from Waterscape and Dreamscape Reloaded series, from October 2, 2010 to October 4, 2010. Opening Friday 1th, October 2010, 7:30pm.
2009 / Collective - "The clouds... There... The wonderful clouds" - MUMA, Le Havre, France [+]
"Les nuages, ces merveilleux nuages". Collective exhibition featuring Ansel Adams, Jules Arnold, Eugène Boudin, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Franco Fontana, Michael Kenna, André Kertesz, Paul Haviland, Gustave Le Gray, NASA, Charles Nègre, Denis Olivier, Robert et Shana Parkeharrison, Pierre et Gilles, Bernard Plossu, René-Jacques, Edward Weston. The FRAC Haute-Normandie. From October 10, 2009 to January 24, 2010. Musée Malraux, 76600 LE HAVRE, France, Phone: 02 35 19 62 72.
2009 / Solo - Exhibition CIVB - Bordeaux, France [+]
A selection of 20 photographies from Waterscape and Dreamscape Reloaded series, From May 6, 2009 to May 27, 2009, Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
2008 / Collective - Visions Intemporelles - Tourlaville, France [+]
8Reg'ART Collective with "Galerie De Lumière et de Vent" and "Galerie de la Tour de l'Horloge" in Tourlaville are pleased to announce its exhibition with many invited artists. From October, 25th to November 9th, 2008, Château des Ravalet, 50110 Tourlaville, France.
2008 / Collective - In the world not so dark of night photography - Nantes, France [+]
Dedicated to photography at night and the 'light painting' (technique of using a flashlight as a brush to achieve traces of light on the image) this evening projection is an invitation to share the experience of photographers working at night, to find out what the camera captures in the dark. Nantes, France, Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 21h - In the courtyard of the Workshop Gallery A.
2008 / Solo - POP'ART - Bordeaux, France [+]
"Un regard sur la Scène Bordelaise". Collective Exhibition. From january 21 to january 25, 2008. Bordeaux, France.
2007 / Solo - "Contemplation" - L'Androne Gallery, Saint-Emilion, France [+]
40 photographs. L'Androne Gallery - La Factorerie - , Saint-Emilion, France, from june 1 to june 24, 2007.
2007 / Collective - Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs - Bordeaux, France [+]
European Month of Photography. From sunday, April 01 avril 2007 to sunday April 29, 2007. Bordeaux, France.
2007 / Solo - "Voyage/temps suspendu" - Submarine base, Bordeaux, France [+]
"Voyage/temps suspendu". 80 photographs. SubMarine Base Gallery, Bordeaux, France, from March 30 to April 29, 2007. From tuesday to sunday included, opened 14h to 18h. Phone. 05 56 11 11 50.
2006 / Collective - Pisecka Brana Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic [+]
Exhibition of 10 photographs for PhotoArt Magazine best authors 2006. Exhibition takes place on January 20nd in Pisecka Brana Gallery, Prague Castle, Czech Republic.
2006 / Solo - "Time Dimension I" - Pessac, France [+]
Exhibition of 24 photographs. DOLIST.NET Gallery, Pessac-Bordeaux, France. by appointment only. Phone 05 57 262 570. From october 26, 2006 to January 12, 2007. See a pic sample.
2006 / Collective - Diaporama Festival, Nantes, France [+]
In Nantes (France), the second half of September is dedicated to photography. And for an even better reason this year, as will occur at the same time: La Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise who celebrates it’s tenth birthday, The "Congres des gens d’image" and the newcoming festival Diaporama.
2006 / Solo - "Paris, capital of the creation" - The Queen, Paris, France [+]
Exhibition during "Paris, capital of the creation", at The Queen (102 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris). 1x1 meter prints will be shown (image 1, image 2, image 3).
2005 / Solo - "Of people and place" - Taksu Gallery, Malaysia [+]
During the photography month in Malaysia (img1, img2).
1990 / Solo - Rivaud Gallery, Poitiers, France [+]
Solo exhibition
2022 / Catawiki online auction [+]
10 photographs selected by Mabille & Chaumette artists agency and gallery, Bordeaux, France.
2021 / Judge for the French Photographic Federation FPF [+]
French Cup Monochrome Projected Image - 2021
2020 / Judge for the International Salon Daguerre [+]
13th edition of the Salon Daguerre, international photography competition organized by the Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre. It is held under the patronage of FIAP, PSA and FPF.
2014 / Google team for Open Gallery [+]
Selected by Google curators for the Google Open Gallery project. The project is abandoned by Google after a few years of existence.
2010 / Collaboration with Nestlé Nespresso [+]
Nestlé Nespresso has introduced the difference Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010. The Dreamspace Reloaded #21 image has been used for the worldwide marketing campaign.
2010 / Photographs available in Art&Brand photocollection  [+]
Art&Brand PhotoCollection is a gallery of premium photographs, managed rights. Art&Brand offers to their clients (brands and advertising agencies) a selection of photographs which result from long and extensive researches. You will hardly find them anywhere else!
2009 / Dreamscape Reloaded for YellowCorner [+]
Find Dreamspace Reloaded #21 - #1172 at YellowKorner. YellowKorner makes art photography accessible to the greatest number of people by exhibiting its works and its artists in more than 100 sales points, inside cultural stores, in France and abroad : Fnac, Virgin, Flammarion, Feltrinelli (Italy), HugenDubel (Germany)…
2008 / Juror for the DataColor World Wide contest "The real colors of my life" [+]
Datacolor and its partners come up with something very special for the snow-white winter time to dispel the winter blues or make the too rich Christmas goose forget: Show colors, get published & win!
2008 / Working with Art Group [+]
The Art Group is the largest art publishing company of its type in the world. Their no compromising standards for selecting artwork and designing products have given them an unrivalled reputation in the art market. They work with the best retailers worldwide and with many of the world’s leading museums and galleries.
2008 / Published in Yellow Corner [+]
The photographs presented by Yellow Korner are selected by an artistic committee presided over by Elisabeth Nora (buyer for the European House of Photography and editor-in-chief of the magazine L’Insensé) and charged to find young hopefuls and to valorize the work of more confirmed artists, all in guaranteeing a unity of the demands in the definition of her collection.
2008 / Cooperation with Datacolor [+]
Datacolor's ColorVision technology provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products for creative experts, photographers, corporate customers and consumers everywhere.
2008 / Collaboration with IKEA stores [+]
A worldwide collaboration with IKEA stores will be performed for the next 5 years.
2008 / Partnership with Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH [+]
Some photographies will be used for promotional campaigns, as well as continuous support and testing for new fine-art print papers.
2007 / Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH [+]
The Art of Expression since 1584. Only a few companies can proudly look back on such a long, uninterrupted tradition. Founded in 1584, Hahnemühle is the oldest German papermakers manufacturing papers for traditional and digital artists. Since the founding of the company more than 400 years ago a forward-looking attitude has formed the basis for continuous growth and the innovative strength of the company. Close cooperation enables speedy transformation of research results into new products.
2006 / Naïve Production [+]
CD covers for Synchronisation and samplers.
2005-2021 / Visitors' interview [+]
Replies to various similar questions from visitors.Visitors' interview
2023 / France - Bordeaux Madame issue 102 [+]
Bordeaux Madame magazine issue 102, Art & Culture section, article written by Camille Chaumette of the Chaumette Agency.Bordeaux Madame issue 102
2023 / England - Black+White Photography magazine issue 280 [+]
Published and chosen for cover of Black+White Photography magazine issue 280. It is respected for its quality writing, stylish design and compelling photographs. Highlighting quality contemporary monochrome photography, B+W covers a range of genres including documentary, portraiture, still life, landscape and street. The magazine has featured interviews with leading figures, including Nick Brandt, Michael Kenna, Vanessa Winship, David Bailey, Sarah Moon and Michael Ackerman, as well as many other seminal and emerging photographers. Launched in 2001, B+W informs, inspires and stimulates all levels of creative photographers working within the monochrome aesthetic. Inspiring and engaging readers to take their photography to the next level is at the core of the magazine’s ethos.Black+White Photography magazine issue 280
2022 / Canada - Medium-format Magazine [+]
May 22 issue. #1 Magazine Dedicated to Medium and Large Format Photography. Presented in the gallery section of the magazine.Medium-format Magazine
2021 / France - The Eye of Photography [+]
Presentation of the art work and a portfolio including a selection of long-exposure photographs.
2021 / Germany - Fine Eye Magazine (FEM) volume #23 [+]
FEM Fine EYE Magazine was founded in 2016. This bi-monthly publishing magazines are focusing on artistic and fine art photography.Fine Eye Magazine (FEM) volume #23
2021 / England - Interview for LEMAG issue August 2021 [+]
LEMAG (Long Exposure Magazine) is a digital monthly magazine featuring over 150 pages of high quality photography, articles and interviews.Interview for LEMAG issue August 2021
2021 / Germany - Fine Eye Magazine (FEM) volume #14 [+]
FEM Fine EYE Magazine was founded in 2016. This bi-monthly publishing magazines are focusing on artistic and fine art photography.Fine Eye Magazine (FEM) volume #14
2021 / England - LEMAG issue July 2021 [+]
LEMAG (Long Exposure Magazine) is a digital monthly magazine featuring over 150 pages of high quality photography, articles and interviews.LEMAG issue July 2021
2021 / England - UK - Square Magazine issue 1202 [+]
Issue 1202 features work by Iwajla Klinke, Stephen McNally, Cannon Bernáldez, Karen Neems, Francis Goussard, Marjolaine Vuarnesson, Denis Olivier, Hannah Kozak, Poole / Mauge.UK - Square Magazine issue 1202
2019 / France - Fisheye Magazine [+]
Do, undo and redo.
2014 / Germany - Fine Art Photo Magazine volume #16 [+]
This bi-annual magazine is focusing on artistic and fine art sensual photography.
2014 / USA - Photographize Magazine Issue N.20 [+]
FEATURED: Oriol Jolonch, Victor Enrich, Jeremy Geddes, Angelo Musco, Denis Olivier, Thomas Subtil, Jorris Martinez.Photographize Magazine Issue N.20
2014 / Publication in HACID MAG magazine [+]
In Master of landscapes
2014 / Publication in Corridor Elephant Magazine [+]
Article and images
2014 / Article & interview for Literary Orphans [+]
A new article along with a very recent interview.
2014 / Saatchi Gallery [+]
Find my work on on Saatchi online Art Gallery, where you'll be able to order some prints also.
2014 / USA - My Modern Met article [+]
Just discovered this little article on My Modern Met.
2012 / Poland - Interview for ND Magazine [+]
For Neutral Density Magazine by Marcin Stawiarz.Interview for ND Magazine
2011 / France - La Vie Economique Interview [+]
Interview for the french magazine La Vie Economique.
2009 / France - Image Magazine #34 [+]
Image Magazine #34Image Magazine #34
2008 / France - Elegy Magazine [+]
December 2008.Elegy Magazine
2008 / Germany - Profifoto Magazine [+]
Profifoto September 2008Profifoto Magazine
2008 / France - Monochrome [+]
2008 / Croatia - Interview for Bulb Magazine [+]
"Denis Olivier is our special guest in this month’s interview section, who is known to most as the founder of “Art limited Net” and as an author who successfully merges digital and analogue techniques." Interview for Bulb Magazine
2007 / Internaute Magazine Interview (FR) [+]
Interview for the famous online magazine. Exclusively in french.
2006 / Romania - Photo Magazine (RO) [+]
Interview with photographies for Photo Magazine romanian publication.Photo Magazine (RO)
2006 / Spain - KROMA magazine [+]
Interview with photographies for Art and Culture KROMA Online spanish Magazine.KROMA magazine
2006 / Transindex ART [+]
Invitation for a publication for the Hungarian portal in Romania.
2006 / ActuPhoto Interview [+]
New entry as photographer to be discovered.
2006 / Vis A Vis International Contest [+]
Winner of the september 2006 contest.
2006 / Czech - PhotoArt Interview [+]
Interview for PhotoArt (Czech) in august 2006 issue.PhotoArt Interview
2006 / France - Micro-Photo-Vidéo Interview [+]
Interview from Micro-Photo-Vidéo (France).Micro-Photo-Vidéo Interview
2006 / Entre-vu Interview [+]
Interview for Bazooka Mandarine (Entre-vu) webzine (french).
2005 / WebPhotoMag [+]
"The online magazine about photographs, not cameras". Featuring Time Dimension by Denis Olivier, Shots from Another City by Andrew P. Brooks, Cyprus Panorama by Michael Eleftheriades, Liquid Sculpture by Martin Waugh.
2005 / mooncruise* December Issue 24 [+]
FEATURING photography and music by internationl artists. PHOTOGRAPHY by: Corrade Dalcò, Denis Olivier, Jon-Paul Mountford, Trevor Brady, Hamid Sallali, Jean-Clément Turblin, Katja Chernova, Michal Podobycko, Paul Paper, Philip Ullrich, Tomasz Piechel MUSIC by: vitaminsforyou.
2005 / WebPhotoMag interviews online [+]
2 interviews in French and English from WebPhotoMag Online Magazine CEO, Jérôme Muffat-Méridol.
2023 / Cross tests of 17 films 120 / 6 developers [+]
17 photographic films in 120 format were tested with 6 common developers on the market. The negatives were photographed with a microscope in order to very finely perceive the appearance of the grain.
2023 / Dilution and concentration calculator [+]
This dilution and concentration calculator lets you know exactly how much chemical to use for your film or paper processing.
2023 / LYFDA Project - Log your frame data [+]
Record your frames' data with your cell phone when you're out, just as a digital camera automatically does. Save all relevant information for future reference.
2022 / Stand-dev film development processing [+]
The stand-dev(elopment), or slow development, or without agitation, is a method of development of black and white silver films, even color. The practice is very easy, and allows a good exploitation of the high and low lights, as well as possibly of different views exposed with different sensitivities.
2021 / Online Film inserts generator [+]
Film insert memos from cardboard boxes to put in cameras' holder often get lost or are not available for film packs. Automatically generate your own printing plates with your favorite films.
2021 / Long exposure shot calculator [+]
This long exposure photography calculator allows you to find the right exposure for different films with reciprocity, digital sensors, aperture values, shutter speeds and filters.
2021 / Using and modifying the Holga 120 [+]
The Holga 120 is a simplistic but singular medium-format camera, removing technicality to make room for surreal creativity.
2020 / Highres DSLR film scanning [+]
How to scan films in high resolution with a digital camera.
1998-2020 / Film processing and printing guide [+]
Laboratory photography techniques allow you to develop black and white films yourself and make prints on silver paper without too much difficulty. Discover all the essential steps to perfect the practice of development, from the beginner to the expert.