|Wednesday, 01 October 2008 22:43|
Beyond the camera - Olivier Seydoux
In these short profiles I would like to introduce some of the photographers, whose work is an inspiration for me and whose pictures are always pleasure to look at. Let me begin with French photographer Olivier Seydoux, whose pictures I found last year during browsing the PBase internet gallery. The very first picture I was taken with was the capture of an Eagle chasing Seagull – it is a beautiful action shot with splendid composition and the evil eye of the haunting eagle. Many of the pictures I was captivated by at Pbase were signed „Olivier Seydoux“ – from then there was only one step to “google up” the home website of this talented photographer…
Olivier Seydoux is versatile photographer as you can see at his website http://www.oseydoux.com or at his gallery page at Pbase but he is mostly shooting nature including macro, pictures of mammals, birds and landscape. I was especially intrigued by his simple, pure but strong composition and his great feeling for light and colours. Speciality of Olivier certainly is the bird photography; it is quite difficult to choose one or two pictures from his portfolio that would represent best his whole work in this field – amazing are for example his pictures of Bee-eater or Dipper. All the pictures are technically very well handed and there is really not much to reproach; when there is then some story as a bonus within the picture, it indeed is a joy to browse Olivier´s gallery.
Another field of Olivier´s work is the landscape photography – I feel that landscape is probably his most favourite theme. It is clear that he likes water – water is present in majority of his landscape shots and in some pictures, water dominates and is the main object of interest; excellent are his photographs of flowing water with long exposure – no matter if it is a small creek, waterfall or interestingly captured sea shore.
Author shoots with Canon EOS system and some of his panoramatic pictures ar taken with Hasselblad XPan. At his website we can also find plenty of interesting links to other nature photographs websites – strongly recommended!
All the pictures in this article were used with the courtesy of author Olivier Seydoux. These pictures as well as the rest of the work of Olivier Seydoux can be seen in his galleries at http://www.oseydoux.com/galeries.htm and http://www.pbase.com/oseydoux so let yourselves inspired as I do let myself…
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