Photographer to Boulogne-Billancourt - France
Pilot, mathematician, doctor of computer science, heir to a large industrial group, member of parliament for the Oise region, what activity could Olivier Dassault lack? Certainly not photography, which he had been practising since his adolescence. He died in a helicopter accident at the age of 69.
His passion is first expressed through portraits of celebrities - Jane Birkin, Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Adjani... -, soft and poetic photographs close to impressionist painting from which he draws his inspiration. His exploration then leads him towards abstraction. Priority to colours and forms, for the man who calls himself an "architect of light and space".