Timeless and beautiful, yet slightly unsettling, the photographic work of Olivier Metzger is reminiscent of the film noir genre, or the work of British director Alfred Hitchcock.
There is something unsettling about the photographic work of Olivier Metzger. With their dramatic lighting and mysterious settings, the images are reminiscent of the film noir genre, or the work of British director Alfred Hitchcock. Taking the approach of a theatrical producer, Olivier Metzger treats each photograph as a short scene in which the subject plays his or her own part. The result is intriguing and unsettling, yet beautiful and timeless.
Born in 1973 in Mulhouse, of Franco-Swiss nationality, Olivier Metzger lives and works in Arles. After working as a medical assistant in public hospitals, he studied photography at the French National School of Photography in Arles, graduating in 2004. Since then, his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as featured in a number of publications and campaigns.
See a selection of Olivier Metzger’s work above.