Olivier Philippot's biography

Olivier Philippot Photo - Human exchanges

I have developed a passion for photography through the discovery of many exhibits and publications. Fed by my admiration for the precursors to humanist photography such as Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis and Henri Cartier-Bresson, I have also been profoundly touched by the work of contemporary photographers like Steve Mc Curry and Sebastião Salgado, who bring together an emotional aesthetic with informative realism in photographs that are both politically engaged and artistic.


I entered into the world of photography at the dawn of the digital era with the purchase of my first digital camera. I missed the golden age where the selection of the type of film would produce this or that colour, the acrid odour of the chemicals or the magic of the dark room immortalized in Photographic History.



I particularly love to capture the waning light at the end of the day which lends a special kind of colour and which pushes technology to its limits resulting in photographs in which the technical perfection is effaced in favour of the image’s intrinsic beauty.


I have almost always associated this passion for photography with my love of travel. Crisscrossing the globe for the past twenty years, from one side of the planet to the other, over all five continents, I have always tried to capture each unique moment with an eye to its aesthetic. These voyages represent for me an inexhaustible store of personal resources, interactions, and a perpetual search for new images. They represent, on a photographic as well as a personal level, encounters with the Other, with Nature, with the planet…but also with oneself.


I invite you to discover in my photographs colourful scenes of life, and the encounters from the ends of the earth which inspire them. I hope that you take as much pleasure in looking through these photos as I did in living them.

And if these photos interest you, don’t hesitate to leave a message in the “Livre d’or”.


Enjoy your visit and your encounters…


Olivier Philippot

Olivier Philippot Consulting