Earl Olsen Photography

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Artist Statement

Photo by Natalie Olsen

An award-winning photographer, I began my photographic pursuit at eighteen while serving in the US Air Force in Morocco. My work has been collected and published nationally. Born and raised in New England, I now live with my wife Natalie on Whidbey Island and enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking and skiing.

As a photographer I try to see the unseen in the commonplace that surrounds us every day and to follow the thoughts of Ernst Hass: “If there is nothing to see, yet you see it – that is poetry. If there is something to see, and everybody sees it – that is observation. But if you can make something out of nothing and make everybody see it – that is poetry in photography.”

 Recently I have switched from film to a digital camera. The photographic image is processed in the computer using Photoshop. My archival prints are made using carbon pigment inks (Epson Pro 4000 printer) on fine-art paper. Every effort is made to use archival acid-free materials in the matting and framing of the print. I do all the work myself and have complete control over the entire process.