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About me....

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Oliver Altermatt is a Melbourne based freelance photographer.

Born in Switzerland, Oliver Altermatt's passion for photography ignited at a young age, blossoming into a lifelong pursuit. His journey, from the traditional confines of darkrooms to the limitless expanses of digital media, is a testament to unwavering dedication and relentless innovation.

Oliver refined his craft by studying photography at PSC in Melbourne and is currently completing a BFA, with plans to pursue Honours at RMIT.

Residing between Red Hill and Port Melbourne, he currently dedicates his work to capturing the seascapes and landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula, a genre that deeply resonates with the local community.

His work reflects a semi-abstract aesthetic, emphasizing strong compositions, order, and repetition. Oliver has exhibited his photography internationally and frequently participates in local art shows and exhibitions. As an active member and founder of the Bluemoon Artist Collective in Red Hill, he continually showcases his work and engages with fellow artists.

Being invited to participate in the 2024 Omnia Art Prize has brought both sales and acclaim, affirming his artistic vision. In June 2024, he will travel to Switzerland for his solo exhibition, “Aussie Vibes,” at the Gallery Schauraum near Zurich, featuring a collection of large-format images that take viewers on a journey across the Nullarbor.

Upon returning in July, Oliver looks forward to collaborating with local galleries to further his practice as a visual artist.

Active member: AASPI, AIPP, CCP, MCC, IPFO, Brunswick Street Gallery, Gallery 245

Exhibitions:

Brunswick Street Gallery, Australia, Small Work Art Price Exhibition, 2023

CCP (Centre of Contemporary Photography) Melbourne, Summer Salon, Dec 2023

Photo Swiss 2023, Zurich Switzerland

Solo Exhibition September 2023, Olten Switzerland

Photo Swiss 2022, Zurich Switzerland

CCP (Centre of Contemporary Photography) Ilford Salon exhibition 2021

Recipient of various commended and highly commended awards from MCC, 2018, 2019, 2020

Participated and exhibited at Michaels yearly photo exhibition

CCP (Centre of Contemporary Photography) Ilford Salon exhibition 2020

Dr. Geoffrey Smith Trophy "Best Figure Study' 2019 MCC

RHS awarded 1st, in numerous categories including best picture over all, 2019

Single; Shot, Australian's Top Emerging Photographers 2019 Capture Magazine

Portrait; Australian's Top Emerging Photographers 2019 Capture Magazine

Relevant Credentials:

Studied at PSC (Photo School College Melbourne)

RMIT BFA Photography

Working with children check Victoria No 1908918A-01 Exp.Feb 2025

Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training BSZ40198

Books Published:

2019  Portrait, Finding My Style

2020 Channel Blue

2021 Objects

2022 Kimberly Western Australia

2022 Street, Portraits & les baingeuses dans l'océan (not released as yet)

Pls contact us if interested in any of the books

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