Friday, August 5
Paris, Nothing New
Olivier Meyer is a contemporary French photographer born in 1957. He lives and works in Paris, France. His photojournalism was first published in “France-Soir” Magazine and subsequently in the daily France-Soir in 1981. A selection of his black and white photographs of Paris were produced as postcards by “Éditions Marion Valentine,” beginning in 1989.
His inspiration came from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Édouard Boubat, Saul Leiter. His portrait of Aguigui Mouna sticking his tongue out like Albert Einstein, published in postcard form in 1988, and subsequently as an illustration in a book by Anne Gallois served as a blueprint for a stencil work by the artist Jef Aérosol in 2006 subsequently reproduced in the book VIP. His photographs have been exhibited in Paris in April 2008, and again in January 2010, together with photographs by Ralph Gibson.