Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First Friday Photography Show

Come join me this Friday at 6:00PM (August 1, 2014) for my First Friday photography art show in Seward, at Eight Arms Printing.


Corners of Alaska


Adventure photography from the wilderness.


Artist Statement:

Whether by bike, packraft, kayak or foot, the camera is a constant companion on my human-powered adventures through Alaska - my birth home. Photography helps me translate some of my love affair with this land and is a reminder why I live and dream the way I do.


To have just the right equipment but not too much is a balancing act when adventuring in big, wild landscapes. Many photographers would recoil to see the way I carry my camera strapped to my body in a home made dry bag while fording rivers or plunging knee deep into overflow at -20º, but the risk to equipment and body is diminished by the value of capturing images in hard to reach corners of Alaska.


I attempt to keep my work honest and not stray too far from the vision of the event as seen in real life. However, photographs are made not taken and I labor over the details of each image before calling it done. Rules are meant to be broken but how the artist breaks them defines the artist. My highest hope is to tell a good story and leave the viewer with a desire to return to the image again and again.

-Bjørn Olson



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kobuk River

The Jade Mountains from the Kobuk River.

Caribou antlers on the tundra.

Boat driver on the Kobuk River


A break from the rain.

Wildflower #1

Wildflower #2

Wildflower #3

Walking on the tundra.

Going fishing

Carving cottonwood bark

Pollinating wildflowers

Cotton grass
Outhouse

Elders Camp


Antler

Looking for porcupine

Done for the day

Evening catch

John Gaedeke of brooksrange.org
Charter to Ambler

brooksrange.org

Jill Yordy of Northern Environmental Center

Ambler BMX rider

Ambler Traditional Council building

Skiffs on the banks of the Kobuk

Frank tending to his skiff

Antlers on the tundra

Billy launching his skiff

Mountains from the river

Driving to Kiana

Monkshood 

Kobuk youth at Elders Camp

Elders Camp

Cotton Grass

Group photo

Chores before bed

She fish 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kenai Fjords By Kayak


Bear Glacier
Taz Basin


Gulf Of Alaska

Sunset In Taz Basin

Camp

Balance Brace

Surf

Punching Out

Low Ceiling 

Gore Point


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fatbike To The Arctic - Read more here: Journal

Underway

Icefangs

Morning on the Swamp

February Melt

Cooking Out

Alaska Range

Rainy Pass

River Ice

Rohn Airstrip

Blue Eyes

No Snow For The Dogs

Ali Zirkle

Pushing On

Jeff King

DeeDee Jonrowe

Bob Jones from Kettle Falls

Farewell

Into the Forrest

Ruby Greeting Committee 

Yukon

Sidney Huntington; the last of his kind.

Sunset on the Yukon

Ground Blizzard 

Sunset on the Portage

Improvisation 

Overhaul in Shelter

Working to the Coast

Ice Fishing

Evening

Warm Fire Cold Sea

Further

Caribou and Seal Oil

Leaving the Sea

Seward Peninsula

Cold Nights Warm Tent

Granite

Hot Water

Muktuk

Happy Traveler

Inpiaq Hunter

Inupiaq Hunter #2

Further #2

Sunrise Through Ice Fog

Sled

Trail Marker

Ground Blizzard #2

Family Outing

Dressed for Travel

Further #3

Sea Ice

Long Shadows

Willow Harvest

Stillness

Visitors

Shelter

Rime Ice

Northward

Seth Kantner and Andrew Greene 
Baldwin Peninsula

Generous Hunter

Arctic Dog Drivier

No Further

The Trail Awaits