Francois Ollivier is a self-taught photographer who has lived and worked in Montreal since 2011. His approach is based on wandering and accepting the impromptu, magnifying the most common things into the poignant or magnificent, using patience and providence as artistic tools.
He combines artistic and commercial practices, having worked with the likes of NY Times, Conde Nast Traveller and Monocle Travel, as well as national brands and advertising agencies. His personal works create a cinematic landscape where shadow and light are contrasting ideals that sweep through abandoned roads and urban architecture.
Ollivier finds liminal spaces in the organic and the manmade landscape, highlighting points of interest, exit or entrance – the results are compelling and sometimes foreboding compositions that promote a sense of considered grandeur.
1. All images courtesy of Francois Ollivier.