I've been lucky to have had many opportunities to photograph in Asia, Europe and Mexico, New Mexico (30+years), the Pacific Northwest (15 yrs) and now Wisconsin.  I have worked in all camera formats, but favor infrared and high-speed B&W films for interpretive images.  All the B&W work displayed here until the end of 2021 is based on printing in my own darkroom, except for a few recent scans of color negatives.

Much of the work here is from living on Whidbey Island in Washington State with forays far afield. Now the journey goes on starting in 2022 in Madison Wisconsin. My emphasis is still with B&W film, but with scanning of the film for digital printing. The color images are byproducts of using a digital camera to set up lighting before exposing the B&W film.

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Today's featured image is from my September visit to the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC.  The collection is mostly Harley with a nice range of other historic American bikes, like this Excelsior. The staff will even start up some of the machines - well worth a visit. Please click on the image to go directly to the collection.

All of the images here are available for sale, except for a few by agreement with collection managers or private individuals. Please address questions or comments to john.olsen337@gmail.com.


1928 Excelsior Hill Climber

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