John Olson’s passion for photography transforms into an adventure full of wonder, joy, and curiosity, as if life is presenting itself for the first time. He visually seizes life‘s many aspects of work and play creating meaning and emotion in images by conjuring up the viewer’s own nostalgic experiences. Experimenting with various unique photographic processing techniques, he brings out what he sees. His images are an interpretation of the subject, and not necessarily what is there on the surface. Motion and visual perspectives are favorite themes of his images from earth. An award winning photographer, he has exhibited throughout the Minnesota and South Dakota area.
John specializes in photographing images with equestrian themes, rodeo action, and the rural environment. Currently, he is working on a project focusing on American retrospectives. His book, “Vintage America: The Rodeo,” is one part of a series devoted to an incarnation of times past. A native of Minnesota with a degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, John also looks for opportunities to photograph the beauty of conceptually vintage architectural elements. He judges local and international photographic salons and has worked with writers in sports and trade magazine publications.
Teaching photography and digital photo editing techniques has been a passionate activity as well. He feels that sharing experience and knowledge helps a community grow in a healthy way, developing both the teacher and the student.
Visit John’s website at: www.jaoimages.com