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.

"The Kaiser at Rest" image here is from the Vahalla in Idaho project and was just awarded a prize at the Coupeville Art Festival juried show. I used my 4x5 view camera, shooting on a slightly infrared film on a very hot day. An award is especially sweet when the effort required was strenuous. My thanks to the generous owner of this quarry who has allowed me to shoot there four times.

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

The Kaiser at Rest

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