François Ollivier

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, traveled quite a lot 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 tho) and patience. Things are unpredictable. I use what is around me to create a setup and distort reality when i can. People, places, lines, lights: everything's already here. They just need to be gathered.