Olivier Du Tré
(˚1977, Ghent, Belgium) is a fine art photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta.“Zo vader, zo zoon”
the dutch equivalent for “Like father, like son”
holds true for photographer Olivier Du Tré, who credits his father as his inspiration.“He’s a fantastic painter and a gifted photographer. As a child, I marveled at his uncanny ability to ‘dial-in’ his Leica M3 and produce the most beautiful shots without the aid of a light meter. I don’t ever recall thinking ‘I want to become a photographer’ at that time, but because of him, I definitely knew I wanted to be an artist.”
After graduating as a graphic designer in 1998, Du Tré found his passion after enrolling in a three-year photography program at KISP in Ghent. During this time, Olivier immersed himself in film cameras, darkroom printing techniques and black and white photography, all of which continue to play a huge role in his work today.
After seven years of travelling back and forth, Olivierdecided to make Canada his permanent home in 2009. He settled first just west of Calgary in the small town of Cochrane. But now has moved back to the city.“The move was a product of passion. I wanted to be closer to the subject matter that I found so intriguing, the open spaces and the compliment/contradiction of man and nature, there’s a unique symmetry to it all.”
Olivier’s work has been published in multiple online magazines (ƒ11 Magazine no. 19, Stark Magazine no. 7, Landscape Photography Magazine no. 18, ...)
on numerous photography blogs and in print in Lenswork Magazine no. 103