Shipibo 9 - Matthias OLMETA

Shipibo 9

Matthias OLMETA

Shipibo 9, series: 'Letters to my grandchildren'

Original photography

Ambrotype (collodion positive)

Unique original

Signed, titled and dated on the back

23 x 23 cm / 9,1 x 9,1 inch

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  • Matthias OLMETA

    Matthias OLMETA  was born in Marseille (France) in 1968. At the age of 16, he has been fond of photography, the next year he decided to study it. In order to do so, Matthias OLMETA went to Los Angeles and studied visual arts at Santa Monica City College, from which he graduated in 1991. During his American stay of seven years, he traveled a lot, especially to Mexico. These first getaways put the bases of a more general approach of search for other one and somewhere else. Back in France, he has carried on travelling. Matthias OLMETA photographs misfits: prostitutes in Athens or psychiatric patients in Havana, of which he succeeded in being accepted. 2006, new path, Matthias OLMETA has worked on his fears. He encountered shamanism and renew his photographic approach. Traditional photographic techniques sparkled his interest. In essence, a return to the roots of photography with amb...

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Data sheet

Format : Square

Type : Black & White

Theme : Portrait

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