His name is Marc-Olivier Giguère, photographer from Canada. He has been traveling in Europe since 2003 and now lives in Warsaw. He is always looking for things to immortalize. An advantage is that he sees Poland differently than Poles who are too accustomed to their surroundings."Photography is the best way to explore the world, and yourself", he states on his website. "I want to show people something they have never seen before, I'm obsessed.", he says. You can judge his work by yourself.
My publication in the Art & Business magazine (http://artbiznes.pl/). English translation below the image.
The new language of photography. Marc-Olivier Giguère, a photographer from Montreal, Canada, moved to Warsaw in July last year. With him, he brought something new and exclusive: pictures printed on aluminium.
Marc-Olivier did corporate event and food photography before slowly shifting towards architecture, contemplative and nature photography. He discovered aluminium printing in a printshop in Montreal a few years ago and he was immediately hooked.
When Marc-Olivier started showing his art in Warsaw, people’s reaction was simply “wow!”. He also spoke with other professional photographers and they told him that they had never seen that kind of photography before. From that moment, he knew that it was a niche that he had to exploit. As you can imagine, printing on aluminium is more expensive than printing on paper. Also, the fact that it is a unique photography form and a specialised technique in Poland makes it a luxury and distinctive product.
Marc-Olivier is now proud to have his own photo exhibition in Warsaw. The opening of his exhibition was a big success (Art & Business was there) and you can see his exhibition at MJUD café (ul. kubusia puchatka 8) and BeerStreet Gastropub (bracka 3). All aluminium pictures are also available on paper. You should definitely see the actual aluminium pictures since you cannot visualize the special effect on computer.
Exhibition at MJUD café in Warsaw, Poland, in 2016.
Photo exhibition at the former Beerstreet Gastropub in Warsaw in 2016.