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Oliver Spies

December 14, 2011

Exploring a photo series from the intimate portrait photographer

  • Text by Christine Bierhals

Satellite Voices presents an insight into the photography of Oliver Spies. The artist who’s living between Munich and Paris specialises in men’s and women’s photography, infamous for his beautiful, eye-catching and intimate portraits.

Satellite Voices: What was the first thing you ever made?
Oliver Spies: I carved a whistle.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Oliver Spies: Travelling around the world and shooting faces.

SV: How do you describe your photography?
Oliver Spies: Just have a look at my pictures.

SV: Where do you work?
Oliver Spies: In Paris and Munich.

SV: How long have you lived in Munich and what brought you there?
Oliver Spies: I was born in Munich, moved to London and Paris and came back to Munich with my family.

SV: Where do you live exactly and what inspires you about that area of town?
Oliver Spies: I live in a village 20 km from the city Munich. It's great seeing the horizon there.

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