Oliver Altermatt is a Melbourne based freelance photographer.
As an artist, Oliver Altermatt seeks to capture the beauty of life through the lens of his camera. His passion for photography started at a young age, and has grown and evolved throughout his life. Oliver's love for the art form has taken him from dark rooms to digital spaces, and from Switzerland to Australia.
Oliver's work is primarily focused on Street Photography, Portraits, Weddings, Events, Folios, Documentary, and Art Nude Photography. He is particularly drawn to the human form, and seeks to capture the essence of his subjects in every photograph he takes. His portraits are deeply personal, revealing the humanity and individuality of each person he photographs.
One of Oliver's most successful projects to date is "Faces Down Under," a portrait series of Aboriginals from Australia along the East, North, and West coasts. This project was exhibited at Photo Schweiz in February 2022, and received critical acclaim for its raw and powerful depictions of Indigenous Australians.
Oliver's solo exhibition, which opened on the 2nd of September in Olten, Switzerland, showcased a selection of his work, including Street Photography, Portraits, and Les baigneuses dans l'océan. Through his art, Oliver seeks to explore the beauty and complexity of the world around us, and to capture moments of life that might otherwise go unnoticed.
AASPI, AIPP, CCP, MCC, IPFO, Brunswick Street Gallery, Gallery 245, Australian Image Makers, Head on Foundation
Capture Magazin, Mooaward 2023
BBA Photography Price 2023
Headon Foundation Australia 2023, Headon Photofest
Young Masters Art Price UK 2023
Monash Gallery of Art, William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2023
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, August 2023
AASPI, Shot in the Heart of Australia 2023 exhibition
Brunswick Street Gallery Fifty Squared Art Prize 2023
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Martin Kantor Price (2 entries)
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
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
2019 Portrait, Finding My Style
2020 Channel Blue
2022 Kimberly Western Australia
2022 Street, Portraits & les baingeuses dans l'océan
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