Before moving to the Northwest, I had many opportunities to photograph in Asia, Europe and Mexico, as well as in my long-term home state of New Mexico. I work in all camera formats, but favor infrared and high-speed B&W films for interpretive images.  Nearly everything displayed here is based on printing in my own darkroom.

Please Browse the site using the button to the left (or top, for mobile). My work is organized as Landscapes, Motorcycles, and various side projects - Waterfalls, Ghost Towns, you name it. Most of my new work in 2017-20 has been in the Waterfalls and Ghost Town areas, but I try to be open to all opportunities.

The featured image today is a revisit to one of my several excursions to Stonehenge. I was able to arrange early morning access in November, shooting with high speed 35 mm film before dawn and as the day broke, with my 4x5" view camera, as in this image. There is frost on the grass and a wall of fog behind the monoliths - a perfect shooting opportunity. This image is from last week when I started experimenting with printing color negatives on B&W paper. A few of the exposures came out nicely like this one.           

Please send your comments to john.olsen337@gmail.com. All of these images are available for purchase. If you visit  Whidbey Island, please come by Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville, WA.

Stonehenge IV

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