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Edward Olive is a professional fine art & international destination wedding photographer based out of Madrid Spain.

Edward Olive es un fotógrafo profesional especializado en fotografía artistica y fotos de boda residente en Madrid España.

Edward Olive – fine art photographer & international destination wedding photographer

Photographe de mariageMadrid Espagne. Hoochzeitsfotograf Spanien.

Photography Awards
•2012 The Darkroom Gallery - The Human form – Honorable mention
•2011 Global Photo Awards Advertising Photography 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
•2011 Global Photo Awards Advertising Photography 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
•2011 Global Photo Awards Fashion Photography 2011 Judges Choice - Honorable Mention
•2011 Global Photo Awards Still Life Photography 2011 Judges Choice - Honorable Mention
•The New Camera Red Photo Contest Featured Image 2011
•5th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee in the Professional category: Nude 2011
•TeraBella Media photography contest “What Happens at Night” Merit Winner 2011
•First Prize in Wedding Photography and Second Prize in Portrait Photography in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards WPGA August Contest/Pollux Awards 2011
•Runner Up in the Still Life category of the 2010 Project 2011
•2nd place award in the International Photography Awards in the category Fine Art - Nudes and Honourable mention in the categories Professional Wedding and Pet photography 2011
•First Prize in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards May Contest Pollux Awards Portfolio Section - Professional Photographers Figure and Nude 2011
•Second Prize & Special Mention of the Jury in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2nd Edition of the Black & White Competition in the category Nude & Figure 2011
•Runner Up Award in the Chasing The Light Juried Photography Pet photography Who’s your best friend? 2011
•Prix de Paris Px3 nominated Px3 Official Selection in the categories Portraiture/Wedding, Portraiture/Personality, Portraiture/Children, Press/People/Personality, Fine Art/Nudes, Nature, Advertising/Book Cover, Advertising/Annual Reports and People's Choice First Prize in the category Advertising/Annual Reports, 2 Silver Awards in the categories Advertising/ Book covers and Nature and 2 Honourable Mentions in the category Fine art nudes 2011
•2nd Prize and 3rd Prize in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011 April Pollux Awards Contest in the category Figure and Nude 2011
•Honourable mention in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Best Shot Competition 2011
•3rd place winner in the ephotoawards.com art photography competition “Color Awards 2011”
•Special Mention of the Juror in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards WPGA The Beauty Around Us Contest 2011
•Gold Award In the The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA) Portrait & People 2011
•Runner Up in the Chasing the light - Landscapes – Beyond The Mundane Photo Competition 2011
•First prize in the professional wedding category of the 2010 WPGA The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Annual Pollux Awards 2010
•Third place finalist in the photography competition V Concurso fotográfico FOTO DNG 2010
•Finalist in the WPGA Worldwide Photography Gala Awards / The Pollux Awards in the Professional Photographers categories: Children, Figure & nude, Macro & Micro, Still Life, Wedding 2010
•Nominated for the Premios Gràffica 2010
•Honourable mention in the category fine art nudes in PX3 Le Prix de la Photographie Paris 2010
•1st Place - Fantasy Outstanding Achievement award and the title of Fantasy Photographer of the Year in the Global Photo Awards 2010
•Winner of the Daily Telegraph Telegraph.co.uk Photo competition: Sunshine and winner of the The Daily Telegraph Photo competition: Forgotten 2010
•Finalist in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards - Urban & country landscape contest and their The Dominant Colour Contest 2010
•Selection of the Hasselblad Masters in the category fashion & beauty 2010
•International Photography Awards 3rd place prize in the Advertising : Book Cover pro category with his cover for Italian novel by Lucia Tilde Ingrosso – “Io so tutto di lei" and honourable mentions in the categories Fine Art - Nudes, Fine Art - Still Life, People - Other, Nature - Flowers, People - Lifestyle and in Advertising - Annual Report category for the winning entry "GFMS Annual Platinum Survey" 2010
•Fourth Place Award in the ARTROM Gallery, Rome, Italy’s TOPTEN Split Second Impulse International Photography Competition 2010
•Nominated as finalist in the International Photography Awards and finalist in the wedding & social category of the Hasselblad Masters 2009
•First prize of the Jury of PHotoEspaña PHE in their competition "Otoño al aire libre" 2009
•Winner of the analogue photography competition “Mi mejor positivado” organised by photography magazine La Fotografía and Kodak Spain 2008
Photography exhibitions
•2012 The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont USA – Collective exhibition - The Human form
•The Collective art photography exhibition Third edition of Fotox1000, the largest photo exhibition in FotoGrafia 42, the International Festival of Photography of Rome 2011
•The collective contemporary photography exhibition “Shut up and shoot” at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon USA 2011
•The Kid Stuff collective exhibition of child portraits and photojournalism in the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles California USA 2011
•The Hasselblad Masters 2009 exhibitions in Copenhagen, London, New York & Hong Kong 2010
•Citypulse exhibitions, "Biosphere", "Stop Making Sense" in 2009 and "Por Chile" and "Sensual" in the Galería Moro in Santiago (Chile) 2010
•The collective exhibition of nature and landscape photography III EXPO ESREC "El agua despertando a la primavera" in the nature museum Valle del Alberche, el Barraco Ávila Spain 2010
•FOTOX1000 II Futurspectives 2010 in Rome Italy, a collective exhibition of fine art photography 2010
•PHotoEspaña PHE 2009 “El agua de Madrid” in Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain 2009
•“Rioja en los Sexto Sentidos” in Bodegas Franco Españolas, La Rioja (Spain) 2008
His pictures have been featured in numerous newspapers, art, photography, bridal, music and urban culture, fitness & sports magazines including El Mundo Yo Dona, CFYE photography & street art magazine, Strongbox magazine, Hyde Park Photography Magazine, Anormalmag, Snapixel magazine, French photography review Le Negatif mag, Spanish La Fotografía Digital y Actual, La Fotografía Social, Carne Visual Arts Magazine, Citypulse, Serie B, Hip Hop Nation, Hipflow, Urban Fit, Oui magazine, Outside Magazine, Gear Patrol and Aire Libre. His photography has been included in various books inluding the IPA Lucie Foundation Annual Book of Photography in 2011 and 2010, the Citypulse Fine art photography book "City of Women" and Unlimited Grain Portraits from THIAPS, The International Analogue Photographic Society; Life is a Bed of Roses - The 2010 project with Macmillan Cancer Support - foreword by Tony Benn. In 2009 the first book of his photography was published "Private collection" featuring a series of his analog fine art erotica. His pictures have also been used as books covers including the crime thriller by Australian writer Peter Temple "Mediator", the novel by Lucia T. Ingrosso "Io so tutto di lei" and for the 2010 annual Gold Survey and Platinum Survey published by GFMS and included in “Everyman’s Marx” by Roger Gatham & Jake Davis.

Edward Olive
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“Uno de los más prestigiosos fotógrafos, y flamante ganador del World Photography Gala Awards 2010, en fotografía de bodas.”
“Número uno de la fotografía de bodas en España. Edward Olive es un talentoso y multipremiado fotógrafo que realiza un trabajo único en esta materia, tanto a nivel de su técnica como de su arte.”

Edward Olive – fine art photographer & international destination wedding photographer


Edward Olive is a Fine Art photographer based out of Madrid, Spain.
Edward Olive was a commercial litigation lawyer in London & Paris until throwing in the towel to pursue his more artistic interests. Edward got into photography by chance only in 2005 when he purchased his first camera, an entry level digital reflex Canon 350d to shoot his own actor’s book on a tripod with remote control. Finding he enjoyed the experience he started shooting actor and musician friends and the people living and working in his neighborhood Chueca (Central Madrid’s equivalent of Soho or Le Marais).
Dissatisfied with the focused perfection of modern digital images and seeking an alternative look for his pictures he started adapting analog lenses (he extracted from broken old cameras with a large metal hammer we understand) onto his digital reflex using masking tape and built DIY lighting from microphone stands, disco lights and Kelvin correction gelatin discarded by technicians on his acting jobs.
In autumn 2006 he bought his first film camera, a 1980’s Russian point-and-shoot (a cult Lomo LCA) using some very expired color film they were throwing out of the local photography store. Delighted with the dreamlike qualities and vintage colors, he hasn’t looked back. He continues to shoot almost exclusively analog cameras, still preferring the oldest expired film he can find, shunning the contemporary digital post-produced Photoshop look of current commercial and fashion photography, in favor of the grittier, earthier, unpredictability of expired film whether color negative, slides, black & white or Polaroid type instant film. Edward freely admits that it wasn’t until he bought his first Hasselblad in 2007 (the classic V series 500c/m with Carl Zeiss lenses) that he really found his instrument of choice. He still uses other cameras for reasons of variety, speed, ultra fast lenses or the discretion and convenience of a 35mm compact camera but takes a pair of V series Hasselblad 6×6 cameras, Mamiya M645 1000s and wheelie bag loaded with 120 & 220 film backs and inserts, as he says, when he really means business.
Edward’s pictures range from street photography to nudes, often combining his location wedding travel to shoot personal projects inspired by the new places and people, admitting he still takes more photos for himself just for fun than he does to try and sell later to clients, taking some consolation from the new ideas that come from expression, reinvention and experimentation, free from any commercial pressures, that can later be applied at work to put food on the table. Edward aims to project in his work the contrasts and contradictions that exist within him and within people in general. He wears Italian silk suits to work but takes some shots that step out of line. He uses perhaps the world’s best cameras and lenses yet feeds at times them with the worst Chinese made “black & white” film that has in reality neither black nor white dreamy red blurred images. A combination of the perfect public image and internal private thoughts that combine to make up the people we are, conforming and breaking society’s norms. His aim is to one day attain the vocal control of Pavarotti yet to turn it on its head “Sex Pistols style” refusing to sing correct notes.
Ironically Edward has said from his earliest years he never wanted to get married himself, even admitting that just seeing the grooms standing at the front of the cathedrals with everyone looking gave him a cold sweat until photographic matters got him back to thinking shutter speeds on the little kids running around at the back of the congregation and the inadvertent rising up of female guests’ dresses. Recently there has been a slight softening of his hard line, stating that if he ever did get hitched it would be as Elvis in Las Vegas with the bride as Marilyn on YouTube with only one photo taken, preferably of the bride and preferably without all her clothes, which would be the role of the only guest.
Artistically Edward Olive lists influences that include:
Richard Avedon
Music, portrait and commercial photographers Anton Corbijn, Annie Liebowitz, Linda McCartney
Music photographers William Claxton, Andy Summers (The Police)
Fashion,commercial and portrait photographers: Rankin, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Herb Ritz, Paulo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Jean Loup Sieff, Guy Bourdin, Sante d’Orazio, David LaChapelle, Mary McCartney, Arthur Elgort, Norman Seeff, Scavullo, Bryan Adams (the also musician),
1960’s British fashion and advertising photographers David Bailey, Brian Duffy, Terence Donovan, Lord Snowdon, Lord Lichfield,
French fashion, advertising and nude photographers Jean Loup Sieff, Guy Bourdin
French portrait studio Studio Harcourt and the film noir Hollywood portraiture
Surrealist photographers Man Ray, Andreas Feininger
Earlier fashion and portrait photographers such as Norman Parkinson, John Deakin, Horst, Clifford Coffin, John Deakin, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Erwin Blumenfeld, Edward Steichen
Contemporary portrait photographers: Nigel Parry, Platon, Cambridge Jones, Andy Gotts, Dan Winters, Simon Annand, Albert Watson,
Fashion, portrait and nude photographers Helmut Newton (and June “Alice Springs” Newton), Araki, Robert Mapplethorpe,
Classic portait & reportage photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Eve Arnold,
British portrait and reportage photographers Jane Bown, Terry O’Neill, Harry Benson,
Renowned photojournalists Robert Doisneau, Robert Capa and Cornell Capa, Robert Frank, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Don McCullen, W. Eugene Smith, Gordon Parks, Magnum Agency, Life Magazine, Eugene Atget, Sefton Samuels, James A. Fox, Bruce Davidson, Martin Parr, , Philip Jones Griffiths, Paolo Pellegrin, Slim Aarons, Martine Franck,
Still life photographer Chema Madoz
Underground photographer Alberto Garcia Alix
Darkroom master printers and photographers Ansel Adams and Castro Prieto


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    Michal Urbaniak says:

    "Thank you, just thank you for what you are doing .. Your photos are just great! .. I can see it, feel it, enjoy it .. and the best is I can do it whenever I want :) Wielkie dzięki .

    October 10th, 2013

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    bigbuckaroo says:

    "Edward is one of the most talented -- and versatile -- photographers I've found here on Flickr. It is always a pleasure to wander through his latest shots."

    April 5th, 2013

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    Panchromatic Gargle Blaster says:

    "A finer photographer/artist you will struggle to find.
    A man with true vision and an eye for the moment, capturing people and shapes in light like never seen before.
    Thank you Edward for allowing us a peep through your incredible eyes."

    January 24th, 2012

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    Carlos Breton Aguilar says:

    "Dear Edward,
    I am 50, never been married, do not even wish to ever be married ...
    But, If I was forced to... as a consolation I wish you to be the Photographer... :)
    Your work is a Monument!
    with kind regards,

    November 30th, 2011

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    aboard basket says:

    "Tu galería es Espectacular..."

    March 24th, 2011

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    à Rebours says:

    "his pictures are mini-marvelous miracles. he blows my mind. so beautiful and magical. he brings out the essence in the mundane and heightens the spectacular. he rocks.
    i still can not get enough of his photos
    his eye is masterful.

    if i were a female i would make him my other.

    he is


    March 25th, 2011

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    Connate says:

    "Every piece of his work displays intricate and beauty of the basics of life- A master of our time."

    July 26th, 2011

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    jaxting says:

    "For sure one of the most stubbornly talented guys I know on flickr.

    Edward, you'll be a star and you already know it! ;)"

    December 27th, 2010

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    sinistralist says:

    "I absolutely adore and love Edward's work - so original, so creative, so beautiful, so inspiring. I think that every wedding should be portrayed on film exactly the way Edward does it.

    Definitely one of the best, if not the best photostream on flickr for me."

    July 31st, 2010

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    David Martínez galería fotográfica says:

    "enorme Edward, altísima calidad en sus fotos
    una de mis mayores inspiraciones en cuanto a galerias fotograficas

    estilo increible, grandes resultados

    alguien de quien aprender, me encantaria verlo trabajar"

    July 30th, 2010

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    Ángel García says:

    "Somos contacto desde hace tiempo, y cada vez me ha ido gustando mas tu estilo tan particular y tus fotografías. Acabo de leer tu entrevista y...
    Crack, Enhorabuena!"

    January 19th, 2010

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    [Naro] says:

    "Insanely talented"

    November 27th, 2009

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    Payuta Louro says:

    "Me ha impresionado su idea de la fotografía, tan particular, con tanta personalidad.
    Me ha maravillado francamente.
    Es Vd un artistazo."

    November 20th, 2009

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    Emre Ucar says:

    "hats off with respect"

    November 13th, 2009

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    +pelican+ says:

    "the inspiration for the next of my photography journey...... Edward Olive genius ... respect!!!"

    November 12th, 2009

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    Sean Hogan - 何祥 says:

    "Edward is testament to what creativity can do when allowed to be less than perfection as defined in our increasingly binary/diital age. His photos are self evidently the work of non-mechanical mind and we are all the richer for his unwillingness to embrace the digital age.

    I am myself a very guilty one of many, Edward remains defiant.

    Enjoy his photos and be amazed.


    November 11th, 2009

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    Chrizum says:

    "One of the great photographers of today... Such a unique and wonderful amalgamation of photographs, psychedelia, and "wordature". Can you be my mentor, Edward?"

    October 24th, 2009

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    actually balance says:

    "cool photos! drop on my page :D write a comment as well. thank you very much :)"

    October 12th, 2009

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    AAGCTT says:

    "A stream of constant inspiration. Edward Olive's photography is one of my favorites here on Flickr."

    October 4th, 2009

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    ......Tim Connolly...... says:

    "The only stream I make a point of visiting every day without fail - perhaps that says it all. I would give my right arm to spend a day with you."

    September 21st, 2009

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    letsmakeboth says:

    "Absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite Flickr photographer."

    September 18th, 2009

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    Nacho Pello says:

    "edwardolive is pure magic...
    nothing more to say.

    best regards my friend"

    September 18th, 2009

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    clhall says:

    "I appreciate your work, and your words (in your profile and in various articles) as it reminds me that I'm not crazy for believing what I believe, and choosing a life built in artistic obscurity.
    If I have to sit behind a desk 40 hours a week again, ever, I've given up again."

    September 16th, 2009

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    .drew (Andrew Kelly) says:

    "Edward is a true inspiration. His unique vision for capturing the real and honest moments that he encounters in his weddings and everyday life never fail to evoke a feeling.

    His photo stream inspires me to try harder and to also follow your own artistic vision rather than conform to what most of society want, expect and tell you is good.

    I admire the way he produces such amazing works of art in what can be such a shallow minded profession (wedding photography).

    I hope to see his work displayed in a gallery some time soon, he truly deserves it."

    September 9th, 2009

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    Anterograde Shutter Hammer says:

    "I see your work as the most unaccountable thing of sorts... always buzzing, humming, soaring, roaring, diving, and then buried in thoughts...I wonder why and guess its just something that you are very good at and Edward you are truely an artist with great passion......."

    May 28th, 2009

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    maneeacc says:

    "...absolutely stunning work my friend..."

    May 11th, 2009

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    Poisson soluble au revelateur de lumiere says:

    "Fascinated by this work, artistic, impressive and giving creative thinking, yes, something called ART"

    May 6th, 2009

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    tinm@n says:

    "In a nutshell, Ed is a modern day master of photography with an astonishing eye for beauty, from hip, sexy reportage through to soothing, psychedelic, ambient-blad. His work opened my eyes to stills photography even more than the 20th century greats I adore. Start at page one of his stream and work forward through time, it is a dazzling journey, effortlessly original and the epitome of cool style, he photographs with the freshness and vision of a 60s European new wave cinematographer. Should lead a globe-trotting Testino lifestyle but is, for now, a cult underground superhero. Stick at it man !"

    April 22nd, 2009

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    >chercher la femme< says:

    "maker. . . creator. few photographers deserve either appellation. not so edward, who merits both: he is the consummate visual craftsman and his site an homage to the highest, most transcendent of artistic impulses."

    April 16th, 2009

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    Mackeson says:

    " ... peter frampton could make his guitar talk, but edward olive can make his cameras tell stories! ... and each image has so much to say ... and that is what edward olive is, a genius storyteller ... woke up this morning with a hasselblad in my hand ... must have been a dream i don't believe where i've been ... come on eddie, you wanna do it again? ... do you, do you, do you feel like we do? ... please do it again."

    April 15th, 2009

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    hyperborian says:

    "This guy is so good.
    he inspires me to become a better Photographer."

    April 13th, 2009

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    Daniel Hernanz Ramos says:

    "Sus fotos tienen mucha personalidad y es muy arriesgado en sus encuadres y uso de la luz, sin ningún tipo de complejo a la hora de utilizarlos. Es un verdadero placer ver gente que hace fotos así hoy en día. Original y con muy buen gusto.
    Sigue así.


    March 12th, 2009

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    shutterpal says:

    "Edward is the only photographer that i know that can publish pictures out of focus, without heads, strangely cutted, giving you always the sense of "beauty" in any shot. What is usually a technical mistake become in his hand an artpiece."

    March 12th, 2009

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    andrewknowles says:

    "edward's inspirational photostream is the one that has shown me the true beauty of photography. i love the glamour, the sleaze, the beauty, the real life that oozes from his pictures."

    February 21st, 2009

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    e.g.gatsby says:

    "he's not only good at one thing, like most of the others, no: he's more than that. he's being good at everything he wasn't good at before he tried. and there is nothing he won't do or imagine or at least try, and there is not a single picture in his stream which doesn't breathe the air of unimaginable impossibilties."

    January 24th, 2009

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    Andriy Batiuk says:

    "Якби Клод Моне мав плівочну фотокамеру середнього формату, він би безсумнівно був Едвардом Олайвом. Останній романтик на Землі, талановитий іспанський фотограв, малює свої фотографії пензлем, виводить нечіткі лінії та силуети. Ловить миттєвості і передає красу, барвистість та насиченість світу в кожному кадрі...

    If Claude Mone had a middle format film camera, he with no doubt would be Edward Olive. The last romantic on Earth, talented spanish photograph, draws the pictures with a brush, destroys unclear lines. Catches moments and passes beauty, colourfulness and world saturation, in every shot..."

    January 20th, 2009

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    ardenswayoflife says:

    "I've got to agree with all the previous testimonials. This stream is a source of inspiration and I keep coming back to it. And the wedding pictures..wow! I envy the select few that are smart enough to hire Edwardolive as their photographer. Never stop!"

    January 9th, 2009

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    .sam.antha. says:

    "edwardolive - YOU ROCK! Your work is outstanding."

    January 9th, 2009

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    Luke Wilson Photography [.co.nr] says:

    "I just wanted to say that you have been an inspiration to me in my wedding photography and that I aspire to take such great shots like you seem to get from weddings! I've been watching this photostream for a long while now and have hoped to pick up and learn some tips from how you take your photos to grab those moments most people miss!"

    December 7th, 2008

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    pritzkerphoto.com says:

    "I keep coming back to edward's photostream. Probably more than any of my contacts. He has a unique style that can be instantly identified from a distance as his own. I study his images to learn how to be a better photographer :-)"

    November 19th, 2008

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    www.marcel-sauer.de says:

    "he really shows that photography is an art and the camera is his paint brush. one of my favourite streams on flickr."

    November 20th, 2008

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    diligent island says:

    "I love Edwardo!"

    November 18th, 2008

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    aloof brick says:

    "Such lyrical romanticism spiced with a hint of dirty voyeur...for God to persuade me to shoot weddings He'd have to give me Edward's amazing eye..."

    September 1st, 2008

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    dazzling science says:

    "Emocionante, frío, sensible, distante, espontaneo, sencillo, inspirador, desconcertante, curioso, cambiante, "badboy", inquieto, buscador, pero ante todo... un gran tipo y un verdadero genio de la fotografía."

    August 28th, 2008

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    martanoz - marta nogueira says:

    "absolutely great. Dreaming atmosphere. And the wedding shots... weddings? what weddings?"

    August 20th, 2008

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    Laura Mary says:

    "Edward is the dogs bollocks."

    August 13th, 2008

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    Michelle Brea says:

    "Me he quedado sin palabras, aunque soy amante fiel de tus fotos no sabias que era abogado, yo lo soy... y las personas siempre esperan de uno un es un patron lo tradicional, siempre has sido una inspiracion, me gustan las fotos espontaneas (aunque a explore no tanto!) pero cuando he leido tu perfil me he identificado 100% . Wow! debes de tener mucha gente que te dicen lo magnifico que es tu trabajo, pero creo que pocos (como yo) quiesieran captar los momentos que captas, en la forma que lo haces. Bueno ya, no soy de hablar mucho y mucho menos de alabar a nadie. Pero sigue lo que haces cada dia es una aventura para mi en mi trabajo como amateur. Me encantria conocerte! (Y no cojas esto a mal ehh?? ;))"

    August 1st, 2008

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    pinopic says:

    "No se si es la luz, encontrar la belleza de lo simple, los modelos, las cámaras o el rollos caducados, pero la fotografía de este hombre no deja indiferente, dan ganas de casarse sólo para tener fotografía suyas.

    July 16th, 2008

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    StephenMcleod - International Man of Mystery says:

    "If I ever get to holy matrimony, I'm going to time it with other people in my area so that we can chip together and bring Ed over from Spain to shoot all of our weddings; Now that I've seen his shots, I don't think I could bring myself to have anyone else do the job."

    June 29th, 2008

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    owmyhands says:

    "I've only recently discovered Edward's work and it is mind blowing. It's so refreshing to see a real artist in these here Flickr pages. His eye is sublime and each photo draws you in and demands closer inspection. Even his wedding photography is light years ahead of the mediocre clichéd wedding shots plastering the walls of millions of homes around the world. The fact he seems quite angry only adds to the joy. I'm a great fan of angry people. And angry artists especially.

    It's amazing work from an amazing photographer. Do yourselves a favour and check him out. Before he decides to pack it in..."

    June 9th, 2008

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    Bent Objects says:

    "One winning portrait after another. Impressive stuff."

    June 1st, 2008

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    bright connection says:

    "truely amazing photographs, original, creative
    i love this work!
    very inspiring ... ! ..."

    June 1st, 2008

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    Jesus Gamez says:

    "Eres favorito entre favoritos... quizá le falte a flickr una nueva categoria para poder encuadrarte con todo merecimiento. Saludos
    Si algún día me caso tengo un problema resuelto seguro..."

    May 30th, 2008

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    ra1nforest says:

    "edward cemented my first foray into the flickr community with his gritty commentary and unique perspectives behind his lenses. now, even after reviewing so many other wonderful photographers alike, i still return to edward's stream with the same dish of fondness, excitement that he first served me on silver pottery. edward still transcends above the mainstream definition of the 'elite' and i dare not attempt to express in words how he does so, simply because his idiosyncratic works of art are hauntingly beautiful in a distinctively impalpable, intangible fashion.

    and to do so in words would simply be undermining this man who provides me with the inspiring strength every time i release my shutter."

    May 23rd, 2008

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    iCyclops says:

    "This guy has stockpiled enough film to re-photograph the earth after a nuclear winter... and he's the best man for the job. There's a reason edward olive is one of my most favorited photographers on flickr. The proof is in his stream. Check it often for fresh, orgasmic, bokeh-filled photographic goodness."

    May 11th, 2008

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    andrea chesi says:

    "The only reason to get married: his photos.

    Edward is the best!"

    April 7th, 2008

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    2Future4U says:

    "when i think of medium format i think of a couple names..this man is included in that special circle. everything he touches turns to gold."

    March 31st, 2008

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    motionid says:

    "Pure Genius"

    March 27th, 2008

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    snack happy says:

    "I'm very pleased to have found the soulful work of Edward Olive."

    March 21st, 2008

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    *itzi74* says:

    "Si algún día me caso,te buscaré para que seas mi fotógrafo!
    Eres de lo mejorcito que he visto por aqui!Tienes una visión del mundo muy humana.Me alegro de haberte encontrado por aqui."

    March 18th, 2008

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    andreafern says:

    "Not only would I only want Edward Olive to take MY wedding photos...I think I might actually be inspired to get married now. Your photos are consistently stunning."

    March 17th, 2008

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    nonstop hope says:

    "tu galeria me llena de todo un poco..por que siento muchas veces tanta sensibilidad aqui..tanto sentimento en los poros...como si tus ojos no alcanzaran a atraparlo todo....belleza en la naturaleza ironica de los humanos..."

    March 6th, 2008

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    ario taha says:

    "If I ever try to make a perfect art movie, I'll ask edvard to do my art directions! I promise"

    February 12th, 2008

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    Plurp says:

    "She was bored. That was the single thing that characterized her, made her stand out from the infinite background of the universe, from its spectacle, from its parade of wonders, from the billions of people who struggled, and loved, and lost, and lived in joy or anguish. That she was bored."

    February 11th, 2008

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    rubens rodrigues says:

    "A very talented artist creating some of the best nowadays photo art... His work is full of passion. it have a very particular color beauty and an awesome depht of file, creating rare and unique dreamy moments!
    beautiful, intense and unique work!"

    February 9th, 2008

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    happy power says:

    "I'm always proud to speak with you sometimes because i know i speak with an artist, you show us the roots of reality through your pictures, i wonder how you do to take photographs like this with such difficult analogic materials, some of your pictures are little miracles, on the edge, it's simple, but everything is there, the idea is there and the photography is like a pulsative, primitive mecanism which awake old memories, it's like a universal language, out of time and common to every person but so difficult to catch in a simple picture. Thank you to share, it's moving and unique."

    February 2nd, 2008

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    brash wax says:

    La elegancia del detalle..
    Admiro su delicada paciencia para encontrar su justo momento.. un trabajo de gran observación.
    Siempre grande..... un observador poético de tu trabajo.

    A genius outside its time…Edward..!!"

    January 15th, 2008

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    felimon foto says:

    "Wow!! Just amazing, stunning, beautiful, imaginative, a unique vision! This is only the 2nd time I've gone to his flickr page.. and I still can not believe the quality of edwardolive's work! Truly an amazing talent! Keep the images coming man!!"

    January 11th, 2008

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    gorbot. says:

    "One of the best but without a doubt the most interesting guy on flickr. Always has something to say and it's usually either hilarious, insightful, dirty or (hopefully) a mixture of all three. It never ceases to amaze me how little appreciation his clients show for such beautiful work. Keep it up. It's always a pleasure."

    January 11th, 2008

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    jijis says:

    "One of my favorite photographer ......
    Amazing shot, amazing idea...amazing world !!!
    Eh, want to fave every shot ~~~ pfffff....what a talent !!!!"

    January 9th, 2008

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    Maya Newman says:

    "amazing atmosphere and subtle beauty in this photo stream!!!"

    December 26th, 2007

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    rhythm n hues says:

    "This is one of the most amazing collection of images i've ever come across ! The Hasselblad has to be one of the best cameras ever made. And you sir, edward '6x6' olive, are a truly distinguished gentleman (citation needed) and one of the best/originalest/creativest Hasselblad photographers I've ever seen."

    December 22nd, 2007

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    Jim Blob Blann says:

    "Despite recent revelations suggesting he doesn't take any of his own pictures ,edwardolive remains the flickr photographer I respect and am inspired by the most, if only as the keeper of Midge. A really fantastic, unique style.

    He's pretty darn helpful too and just fun to read even if you can't believe everything he says :)"

    December 1st, 2007

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    bastet in the sky with diamonds says:

    "He's the master of DoF!
    I love his work too much!"

    November 30th, 2007

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    crack jackson jr says:

    "edwardolive is an imposter, posing as an incredibly gifted and inspiring photographer. midge takes all his shots, but is locked in a basement at night, surviving only on rainwater and discarded olive stones

    the truth will prevail"

    November 30th, 2007

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    snomed3 | footie withdrawal symptoms says:

    "simply inspiring!"

    November 21st, 2007

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    sjbmuse says:

    "Edward's unfaltering eye never fails to inspire awe. He's the only man I'd ever let in my bedroom!"

    November 14th, 2007

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    www.LizzieVPhotography.com says:

    "A true genius. It's almost inhuman how amazing he is. I'm in a photography class at school, and when I develop my film and start making the prints and they're not even close to as good as his, I shoot an entire new roll until I have a picture worth comparing to his."

    November 8th, 2007

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    November 8th, 2007

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    Voko says:

    "A very unique style of photography that is very inspiring for a lot of people. Me included. Ed Olive is one of my first inspirations.
    His work is on my menu almost every day and I am a picky eater (although I don't know how to cook). I don't consume everything but just things from a few flickr chefs that know how to cook things the right way and Ed is one of them.
    Thank you for sharing your photos and your comments with the rest of us.

    p.s. excuse my english"

    October 10th, 2007

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    Full Metal Photographer says:

    "Always impressionistic, always compelling, and always creative while maintaining a consistent sense of style--and still managing to be impressively prolific--Edward Olive has an unique way of conveying beauty to the world."

    September 22nd, 2007

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    Vincént says:

    "In 10 words:
    Best Flickr friend, most creative photog, unusual yet breathtaking work.

    An addendum: A veritable master. Adorable screen name metamorphosisses.
    Live and let live."

    September 8th, 2007

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    La mirada de María... says:

    "I found him recently but I can say is one of my favourite flickr photographers. Has a great eye for details, get to create stories with each shot. His style has a cinematographic touch that makes his stuff more interesting. The framing gives always a new point of view, different, doing the daily life different, showing a different face of it.
    Thanks for inspiration!"

    August 25th, 2007

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    Alvaro's Pix says:

    "Edward work is like a soft drug, usually soothing and sometimes piercing, a truly master of blur and magic compositions."

    August 20th, 2007

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    JustinTshockley.com says:

    "Amazing eye. Wonderfully talented."

    August 20th, 2007

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    ukaaa says:

    "It's simple, this guy is a true professional! Loving the film shots! I have a feeling I'll have to fav a lot of your stuff in the future :)"

    August 13th, 2007

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    Pete World says:

    "Truely Amazing Photographs. You have my respect!"

    August 10th, 2007

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    lomobarba says:

    "reveals the reality with an unreal veil"

    July 29th, 2007

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    cactusmelba says:

    "he's changed the way i look at the world.

    and what i spend my money on too, as i now own three old film cameras, where i once thought i'd be forever digital!

    he ALWAYS has a unique viewpoint (usually on the floor), and i hope he doesn't mind my imitating him in the future.

    the world looks different now....."

    July 25th, 2007

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    (davide) says:

    "A Man with the best Flickr-nicknames ever.
    Clever, brilliant & hardcore photography Critic, his comments are never boring or taken for granted.
    Actually the best Hasselblad photographer on Flickr and one of my first inspiration."

    July 20th, 2007

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    July 8th, 2007

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    dezphaire says:

    "never fails to amaze. consistently brilliant. an eye that never falters. creativity that transforms the everyday into the extraordinary."

    July 1st, 2007

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    joaobambu says:

    "Hola amigo, I haven´t seen any of your photos yet but thanks for adding me as a contact. your profile is the longest and most interesting I´ve read so far. Now, onto the photos!

    Um brasileiro em Berlim!"

    July 1st, 2007

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    Rhett Redelings says:

    "edwardolive comes across like someone who believes he's a world class photographer. That would be annoying, except for the fact that he really IS a world class photographer and a tremendous artist. His work is captivating, moving, powerful, fun and sensual (sometimes it's even sexy). Not only is his technique impeccable but he knows how to work with people and knows how to coax and/or identify that exact moment that captures what is most potent in the people and environments he shoots. His work is also an almost daily inspiration to me to try and do better work myself. You want an example of what great is? edwardolive's work is that."

    June 26th, 2007

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    pierdolapaciencia says:

    "his photos say a lot with the framing, colours, sharp lines, light or smoky atmosphere. I couldn't agree more with his comment once: everybody can take a picture, but to understand the process of the creation of art is for a few selected people. I believe he's in that group.

    I come everyday to nurture my spirit with this art. I'm never disappointed but highly inspired instead."

    June 19th, 2007

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    elite fire says:

    "You pictures are amazing."

    June 19th, 2007

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    michael zuniga says:

    "i understand, totally."

    June 9th, 2007

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    Jaŭhien Sasnoŭ says:

    "My new favorite photographer on Flickr! Thanks!"

    June 3rd, 2007

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    Converse and Bowling Shirts says:

    "Edward Olive is a smarmy bastard who has joined every group on flickr, and that's only one of the things which make his work so special. The work is so outstanding that it is often difficult to comment on. What can be said when an image is perfect? I peruse the gallery daily in awe of the simple compositions and dream-like colors from the out of date film. His often daily name changes are cheeky but up to date on the current progress of his stream. Add him as a contact and enjoy the images which float by on his stream."

    May 22nd, 2007

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    marcom X says:

    "absolute visual pleasure"

    May 16th, 2007

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    stephcarter says:

    "His work is consistently inspiring..."

    April 14th, 2007

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    Mac... says:

    "He is a Gentleman."

    March 20th, 2007

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    Soda O says:

    "In an age where the capture process is continually pushed toward the clinical and sterile, thank god we have Edward Olive to save us. His experimentation and the results achieved are a rare treasure we can't afford to take for granted."

    January 29th, 2007

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    LauraKiora says:

    "I'm such a fan of these photographs - it's difficult not to favourite them all. Creative, inventive and bold."

    January 16th, 2007

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    maxivida says:

    "well, this is the first time i'm writing a testimonial for someone i have just discovered on flickr. i ran into edward's photos about fifteen minutes ago and already i'm a huge fan. i'll tell you one thing. i know MANY photographers here on flickr who can be called edward olive wannabes. so many people want their photography to look this good - me included! but somehow, we don't have the eye, or the inspiration, or the talent. all i can say is - respect!
    on top of all that, this is a guy who left his cosy lawyer job to become an actor and a photographer of street life and porn divas! he is the last genuine bohemian on this planet!"

    November 9th, 2006

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    TommyOshima says:

    "Now I should write the Testimonal for this amazing photographer.
    Edward's photostream just appeared into my sight when he wrote me some interesting comments, then I came to visit his stream then each of his photos just came straight into my heart like a lightening.
    I am so proud that he mentions about me on his own profile, cause I recognize him to be one of the best photographer who can slice the shades and shadows of our reality with his vision.
    People should come see,feel,touch what he sees through the crystal elements of the eye. Bravo Edward!"

    October 28th, 2006

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