Biography

Olivier Minaire was born in Metz, France on November 9, 1981.

An artist not quite like the others…

Olivier Minaire travels the world with his camera and takes astonishing photographs, a passion handed down to him by his father, who was a photographer himself. Olivier Minaire discovered the photographic universe at a very young age. Now, he has gained significant experience while continuously perfecting his art.

His photographs bring forth a breath-taking depth: Olivier Minaire does not simply look at the world, but watches it closely to capture the unfathomable, the things that can only be seen by experienced observers. We can tell that Olivier is a sensitive artist and an eternal dreamer.

Some of his photographs are similar to poetry {…}. Scenes, which are similar in appearance are in fact completely different from one another. Olivier knows that photography is an art, that can’t be improvised. As a young awakened man and a master of his art, he captures light, humanity and the poetry of our world.

Alexandrine Stella, magazine Actitudes (extraits).

Career

Education:

    • 2010 – present: freelance photographer/Olivier Minaire Photography

 

    • 2004 – 2009: photographer working in Luxembourgish agencies.

 

    • 1998 – 2004 : University studies in photography at ISNA in Metz and master’s qualification in photography.

Professional experience:

My artistic endeavour covers corporate portraits, architecture, publishing and advertising; I mainly work in Luxembourg, but also in France, Germany and Switzerland.

Exhibitions:

    • 2011 : CNA – Portfolio Night série “Of Strenght and Water”.

 

    • 2009 : CNA – Portfolio Night série “Which Kind of Damage”.

 

    • 2006 : Mercado Gallery – série “Walk on the Wild Side”.

Collaborations: 

    • Libération, photographie de Jean-Claude Juncker pour le livre 2010-2014 Portraits.

 

    • Le Monde, reportage d’architecture du site d’Esch-Belval, Luxembourg.

 

    • Maison Moderne Publishing, Actitudes, Sneaker Marmelade.

Portraits of renowned personalities: 

The Street, Eric Cantona, Adriana Karembeu, Mikhaïl Gorbatchev, Rudolph Giuliani, Paul Smith, Jean-Claude Juncker

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