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 2017-21 has been in the Waterfalls and Ghost Town areas, but I try to be open to all opportunities.

The featured image today marks the last B&W film image from my darkroom. It's been eleven years shooting vintage motorcycles in my Industrial Glamour" project. It is fitting that I started with the v-twin Brough and ended with this Ducati. Thanks to members of the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists club for giving me access to many fine bikes.

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

           

1975 Ducati 750 GT

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