JON OLSEN

PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always been an amateur naturalist and a student of the visual arts. I enjoy exploring the landscape and its many components. I find the variations in light, form, texture and color fascinating, with endless possibilities for study and observation. I am generally drawn toward the pastoral and simplicity in design. Over the years I have explored many different forms of photography: black and white, color, different formats, films and printing processes. In the last several years I have made the transition to a process of digital recording, processing and printing. This current set-up allows me the greatest creative control over all aspects of my workflow from conception to final print. A desktop processing system replaces the wet darkroom, but the workflow is much the same: determining exposure, contrast, color temperature, dodging and burning, etc. I use a watercolor paper coated to receive the pigment inks of an Epson printer. These two combine for the best print quality that I have ever been able to achieve, and a highly stable archival print, more so than could be attained with traditional color print processes. I have a studio at my home in Norwich, Vermont, where I make original prints of my work, which have been exhibited and sold through various galleries since 1983.

ARTWORK

Images shown are representative of the artist. Please contact the gallery for availability.

Edgewater Gallery
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