Jon Olsen

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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. 



   

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