Oliver Altermatt is a Melbourne based freelance photographer.

Born in Switzerland, Oliver Altermatt re-entered the world of photography in 2018, after a lengthy break.

His first camera, a Yashica  was gifted to him at the age of 12. A dark room followed soon after and many happy hours were spent developing and printing black and white images. His mentor Alain Stouder (1st price Hasselblad winner 1974) from Switzerland inspired Oliver for many years to come. 

The start of the digital world was the end of Oliver’s commitment to go on with the art of photography.

His passion for photography inspired him to enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Photography course at PSC (Photography Studies College, Melbourne).

Oliver is on an amazing journey focusing on genres of street photography, portraits & documentary.

Active member of AASPI, AIPP, CCP, MCC

Regular participation at photo competitions

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

Participated and exhibited at Michaels yearly photo exhibition

Exhibited at CCP Ilford exhibition

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:

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

Books are available at the shop.

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