I enjoy exploring the landscape and it's components. I find the variations in light, form, texture, and color that the elements of a landscape offer fascinating, with endless possibilities to study and observe.
Jon Olsen captures the abstract beauty found in nature. By seeking out specific weather conditions and using a slow shutter speed, he achieves a softness to his photographs that can make viewers wonder whether they are looking at a print, watercolor, or photograph. He does all of his effects with his camera rather than manipulating his photographs digitally. Unlike other photographers, he prints his photographs on watercolor paper, which lends a unique texture to his pictures.
In Crop Lines, Olsen emphasizes the expanse of field and sky with wide horizontal bands. The contrast between the darker green and ochre provides a subtle play of depth as they project and recede in turn.
The small matted print fits an 8 x 10 in frame.