Category Archives: Personal

Some of Oliver’s non-payed personal work. Mainly portraits and landscapes.

Timothee is an extremely passionate Osteopath that fixed my back while skiing in Courchevelle. I like this raw portrait – straight out of the box – no editing and natural lighting.

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Finally get a break from the scorching heat of Dubai’s summer and instead of travelling home i decided to join my family in Marrakech. Here is the result of a day and a half of shooting…. rekindling my first love of travel photography and faces in places….

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Jumeirah Bech Residence at night

This shot was taken from the beach with my trusted assistant Joel Gabriel. We worked as a team to demonstrate how creative you can get in the evening… especially in city environments. I was conducting a night time photography class for a Filipino club called Tropa. All ex students of one of the most well establishshed universities in the Philippines.

Infact, some of the group were only using compact cameras… and they got very similar results compared to my Nikon D3s !!! Just to prove that its not the camera you use its what you do with it. I’ll try and get the shot from the compact so you can see the difference !

BTW: thats me in the shot silhouetted.

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While visiting my family in Reims, September 2010, my cousin Christophe Gervosani (also photographed his wedding) managed to give me full press access to cover the Grand Prix of Excellence.

Fans observe the vintage cars rocketing by

11th and 12th September 2010 I was invited to photograph a at the Circuit of Gueux in Champagne region.  The French side of my family is from Reims, Champagne… yes i have champagne in my blood !!… so it was my great honour to participate as photographer for this new event that celebrates vintage cars from as early as the 1930’s.

Gentlemen, start your engines…!

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I visited this location in Abu Dhabi, just off the corniche. The shot was taken hand help with a fish-eye lens. The art of the fish-eye is, in my opinion, to make it look like it wasn;t a fish-eye! Also, it has a semi-hdr effect applied to it in post.

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Shot at the summit of Sochi mountains… where the 2014 Winter Olympics will hopefully be held. When I skied here… there were still no lifts! We used army helicopters to reach the top. A terrible accident later this day led to the deaths of two Russian skiers by avalanche.  Health and safty was not on the top of their priority list !!!

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Mont Orgeuil, Jersey C.I.

My island little Jersey is guarded on the east by Mont Orgeuil Castle. Keep out you frenchies!! only joking.. didn’t stop my mum from coming to Jersey!

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Tahiti is probably the most impressive place I’ve ever visited. These two shots really shot the nature of these islands that can be so calm and tranquil vs the huge swells that break over the Atols. Just a magical place.

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British Virgin Islands

Not often you can pull  off a nice landscape shot with a 2oomm lens.

Those days, I was still working on the D100 and also attached a polarizing filter no doubt.

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