SnapShot: Oliver Minnet
SNAPSHOT is a series that looks to explore the many talented and eclectic creative eyes of photographers with a strong focus being those from SYDNEY. Each week we will get an insight into a new perspective, cultures, and visions.
This week we have the talanted Oliver Minnet, this photographer and entrepenaur is able to find the beauty in the simplest of shots.
NAME: Oliver Minnet
Camera: Canon 1XD
Hey! My name’s Oliver, I’ve been in and around photography since I was a teenager. My father ran a studio as I was growing up, and I did assist, and spend a bunch of time in and out of the studio, although I never really took an active interest in it. They shot still life, and commercial stuff for brands like Toyota, Bose, Ikea, and McDonald’s, it was super technical work, and as a kid, I found it all pretty boring. It did teach me a lot, and during my second year of university at Charles Sturt in Bathurst, I bought my first camera, it only took me seven years of being around a studio to get around to it.
I’m a bit of a slow learner and pretty late to the party as I start to push my work into editorial some eight years on from picking up that camera. I spent a lot of time shooting, parties, events and music, covering stuff for artists like Kings of Leon, Coldplay, and shooting big festivals like Splendour and Soundwave. The experience I gained mainly while working for Channel [V] when I left my focus slowly changed, as I became more interested in people, and less interested in chasing experiences.
These are photos of I’ve taken that I like, there’s not so much a common thread, but I do look for a certain vibe to fit all my work together. I'm aiming for 100 test shoots this year (tests meaning unpaid collaborations) to improve my portfolio and experiment more, alongside doing my regular paid jobs. I shoot everything on Canon mainly a 1DX that should have been retired a few clicks ago; it’s currently taken over 850,000 clicks. And a 5D Mark III, I don't think the camera body itself is as important as getting the right focal length and lighting. As well as just making sure you reference and set up correctly.
Anyway, thanks for reading my rant, and looking at my work!