PhotographerOlivier Staub
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMontreal, Canada
Photo Date2012-2013-2014
Entry Description

These nests have always fascinated me. Though I have known this secret place for decades, each time I get there, I experience the same sense of desolation mixed with a distinct feeling that I have set foot on sacred grounds. Mythology presents Herons as Deity’s messenger. They will come into our lives to teach us patience as well as the power of precision. Standing still, majestically, for endless hours, staring at the water, the Heron will peer into the pool of wisdom and open sights to reflection for the journey-makers.

About Photographer

Olivier Staub is a commercial filmmaker and photographer who has worked around the world for clients such as Rio Tinto, General Motors, Molson, Bell, Peugeot, Citroën, Gillette and many others. Recipient of multiple international awards, shortlisted at "Cannes lions", his work is cited in "Shots" and "Luerzer Archive" magazines. Olivier Staub approaches advertising with a unique style. He is also co-founder, partner and president at La Cavalerie, a Montreal-based production house. Tireless traveller, he elaborates remote landscapes photography books and other personal projects. The working process is based around the creation of small image collections -10 to 15 images - delving into a theme through a singular interpretation. Each photograph is therefore part of a larger group, a specific exploration of particular moments and places.