johnolsen

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 2017-19 has been in the Waterfalls and Ghost Town areas, but I try to be open to all opportunities.

In today's featured image we return to my on-going series on vintage motorcycles. Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in  Sorrento, B.C. generously allowed me to shoot a few of their outstanding collection in two days last October. My principal goal is always B&W prints, but for some the color lighting test image is equally exciting. This 1911 Pierce Arrow really demands a color image. It's especially remarkable because the large diameter frame tubes  contained the gas and oil, giving it a distinctive look.

Please send your comments to john.olsen337@gmail.com. All of these images are available for purchase.

1911 Pierce Arrow In-Line Four

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