Oscar´s obsession with light started at a very young age.
“My first word wasn’t ’mum’ or ’dad’, it was ’lamp’. From a very small age I was fascinated by everything that emitted light; flashlights, light bulbs, luminaires… I was drawn to them as a moth to the light”, Oscar recalls.
Rather than the traditional toys or stickers Oscar started collecting luminaires, light sources and pretty much anything else he could get his hands on. Parents, relatives and friends of the family encouraged his interest and brought their own contributions. It didn’t take long for the news to spread throughout the small town of La Garde-Freinet on the French Riviera, where Oscar was brought up.
Around the age of ten, his parent’s friends started asking him to help them out with the lighting arrangements for their garden parties.
“Everyone in La Garde-Freinet knew about my lighting collection, so whenever there was a village festivity I was contacted.”
It didn’t take long before Oscar got to hang out with the Big Boys.
“Some teenage guys had a traveling disco and I got to rig the light. Of course, they didn’t let me hang around when the party started – I was too young – but it was a good way to learn. Some years later I took up my own business, traveling along the French Riviera as a DJ with my light and sound show.”