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Drowster: Profile + Interview

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Drowster: Interview

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Full name

Olivier Drouin

Age

22

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Montreal, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montreal, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Belgium and Canada

First Language?

French

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I study/work in a club/photograph.

How long have you been doing it?

4 years

Fav Song

Experience - Ludovico Einaudi

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Flume

Fav Movie

La haine

Fav Actor/Actress

Christoph Waltz

Fav Clothing brand

Bonvilain

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Banksy

Fav Sport to watch

Mountain bike

Fav Sport to play

Mountain bike

 

 

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Drowster: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Tumblr, rose, iron

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m a visual curious.

Why do you do what you do?

To explore places, subjects and moments.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

When my older brother, an art enthousiast, told me that he would see a specific picture I did in a magazine.

 

During a two month solo trip in Europe in 2012, I realized that I was unable to enjoy the present moment. I therefore began paying attention to natural light and started taking pictures of it daily with my mobile phone. That is how I started photography.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Have confidence and truly believing that I have a talent. I would have to say that positive comments from friends really helped me realize that there was something special about my photography.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Every single person in my life inspires me some way or another. Outside of my social circles, I seek a lot of inspiration from philosophers such as Protagoras, visions such as buddhism and books such as L’homme qui voulait être heureux by Laurent Gounelle.

 

If I have ever inspired someone? I live my life to the fullest and if someone gains something from watching me go, then that’s a plus.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I don’t really consider I have made mistakes. There has certainly been ups and downs, but there is not one one thing that I regret nor would chang. Every challenge, no matter what the outcome is, will bring you experience, knowledge and wisdom.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Plenty. I’m aiming very high. National Geographic is one of them. A first book is another.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

I have so many... There is no such thing as being overambitious.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Do what you do good and do it more.

 

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