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

Most of the work here is from living on Whidbey Island in Washington State with forays far afield. The journey goes on starting in 2022 in Madison Wisconsin. My emphasis is still with B&W film, but now via scanning of the film for digital printing. 

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. New work in Wisconsin is starting to show in my Wisconsin landscapes area. More to come soon.

Today's featured image is from a major excursion to Northen Wisconsin for access to a great collection of vintage bikes. I've put them in a separate gallery here: "In a Wisconsin 'Shed'." My hosts polished tirelessly and wheeled prized bikes in and out for me. You may see some of these on vintage motorcycle runs this summer.

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


1918 Harley-Davidson

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