Biographie

Né en 1969, à Royan, France.
Vit actuellement à Bordeaux, France.

Depuis l'enfance Denis Olivier a été plongé dans le monde de l'art et de la photographie. Une enfance baignée d'une lumière rouge et marquée par le "parfum" des produits chimiques du laboratoire photo permanent dans la maison de ses parents. Son entourage lui fait découvrir nombreuses expositions et techniques d'expression qui l'emmèneront d'abord vers le graphisme et la peinture. Après quelques détours scientifiques, c'est à l'école des Beaux-Arts de Poitiers qu'il trouve dans l'infographie, la programmation et les images de synthèse un nouveau et fascinant moyen d'expression.

C'est Alain Fleig qui va initier Denis Olivier à la photographie d'art mais aussi à la technique, notamment de laboratoire. Puis arrive une première exposition personnelle et un stage de formation avec Philippe Salaün, le développeur argentique de renom. Alors encore étudiant, les premiers travaux de commandes, articles de presse et expositions tombent. En 1995 il commence à travailler dans l'architecture puis la conception de sites Internet.

Il continue ensuite en faisant du graphisme et de la direction artistique pour différents projets digitaux. Puis revient à la photographie en 2005, en testant la prise de vue de paysages dans l'infra-rouge, découvrant dès lors les longues pauses.

L'apparition de la photographie numérique lui ouvre de nouveaux horizons en lui permettant de travailler plus rapidement et de laisser libre court à ses expériences digitales. Néanmoins, son attrait pour l'argentique lui permet de photographier avec un rapport au temps différent, développant depuis toujours personnellement ses propres films.

Le travail proposé par les photographies de Denis Olivier se déroule sous le signe du temps : un temps suspendu, un temps qui passe. Il apprécie cet étirement du temps qui n'est plus à l'échelle de la vie humaine. L'univers qu'il nous propose, ainsi recréé, devient étrangement autre, mystérieux, romantique, silencieux, comme un vide distendu qui nous enseigne le sens du détail. Le silence emplit cet univers d'une transparence humaine permettant au visiteur de développer sa propre expérience perceptive.

Il guette, patiemment, des formes recherchées, des présences oubliées là, sans doute depuis très longtemps, immuables, dans ce même silence et sous ces mêmes ciels tumultueux. Le choix de paysages dépouillés fait vivre de façon intense les moindres détails, les moindres traces, comme autant de signatures oubliées. La composition des éléments crée des espaces abstraits, les droites et les courbes s'opposent et se répondent, créant des oeuvres presque totalement graphiques.

Par la rigueur de sa prise de vue, le soin et la minutie apportés à la construction de ses photographies, Denis Olivier obtient des "tableaux" poussant à la méditation, à un véritable voyage dans un temps suspendu.

Denis Olivier est fondateur de nombreux projets tels que Art Limited.

Clients
IKEA
Nestlé Nespresso
Datacolor
Hahnemuehle
MRM Worldwide
S7 Airline
Meter Gallery
Dolist
Le Monde
Naïve Music
Robert-Laffont Edition
Yellow Corner
Albin-Michel Edition
Mabille & Chaumette
Systonic
Art & Brand
Artgroup
Avabooks
Architects
Hotels
Galleries
Collectors
Individuals
...
Collaborations
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 / Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 paper selection [+]
FineArt Baryta is a paper that sets the benchmark for high colour depth, large colour gamut and image definition. This paper gives the "wow" factor particularly to black and white prints with an extremely high dmax and the finest grey tones. Using barium sulphate in the premium inkjet coating ensures the typical gloss that makes this paper a genuine replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analogue laboratories. 325 gsm · 100% alpha-Cellulose · bright white high-gloss.
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.
Publications
2005-2021 / Visitors' interview [+]
Replies to various similar questions from visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 / France - Fisheye Magazine [+]
Do, undo and redo.
2014 / USA - Photographize Magazine Issue N.20 [+]
FEATURED: Oriol Jolonch, Victor Enrich, Jeremy Geddes, Angelo Musco, Denis Olivier, Thomas Subtil, Jorris Martinez.
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.
2011 / France - La Vie Economique Interview [+]
Interview for the french magazine La Vie Economique.
2009 / France - Image Magazine #34 [+]
Image Magazine #34
2008 / France - Elegy Magazine [+]
December 2008.
2008 / Germany - Profifoto Magazine [+]
Profifoto September 2008
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."
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.
2006 / Spain - KROMA magazine [+]
Interview with photographies for Art and Culture KROMA Online spanish 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.
2006 / France - Micro-Photo-Vidéo Interview [+]
Interview from Micro-Photo-Vidéo (France).
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.
Articles
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.
Expositions
Warning 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.
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 / 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.
2007 / Collective - Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs 2007, 16th Edition - Bordeaux, France [+]
European Month of Photography. From sunday, April 01 avril 2007 to sunday April 29, 2007. Bordeaux, France.
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