Oliver Spies was born in Germany in 1965.
After studying architecture he assisted in 1990 and 1991 to different photographers in Munich and London. In 1991 he launched his carrear as a freelance photographer, working for snowboarding magazines and advertising clients such as Windsurfing Chiemsee, Burton, Oxbow among others. In 1996 Oliver started to be commissioned to shoot advertising campaigns like Bunte, S.Oliver, Playboy, Tschibo, Deutsche Bank, Beck and others.
Oliver Spies's photographs came to the attention of several fashion magazines and advertising agencies in Paris. In 1999 he started a continous collaboration with clients in Paris, London and New York.
Today he travels between Germany, France and the US for his commisions.