What are you here for?

Writing and sharing my work on this blog and interacting with you has been one of the greatest pleasures and privileges of my life. From the start, I have always tried to share everything that has been buzzing around in my mind even if I...

Tree of Life

It is strange and mysterious – as she said. Just an hour ago, I was eating my breakfast and chatting with a local waitress when she mentioned this special place I had never heard of. When she whispered, “tree of life,” her eyes lit up...

Observation – The Holy Grail of Photography

Forgotten Memory, X100F On the surface the photographic process appears to be easy and straightforward. You grab a camera and capture whatever you like. This is true for someone who doesn’t aim at creating a photograph but rather performs the mechanical task of pressing the...

A visitor, a critique session and life’s compartments

Spencer Wynn. The image was taken with the GFX. Last weekend we had a very special visitor. Spencer Wynn, a Canadian documentary photographer, came to Vancouver as one of the stops on his coast-to-coast journey celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. He is travelling across this great country...

The R-A-I-N project update

We’ve been working on our R-A-I-N project for more than a year. There is no question that it has been one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever worked on – for several reasons. Luckily, there’s no shortage of rain in Vancouver! First, spending hours outside...

Simplicity-In-Seeing: The concept of stage

It is hard to believe but it has almost been two months since we started our Simplicity-In-Seeing platform, which mostly focuses on the craft of seeing. Your response has been phenomenal and it is great to know that so many of you are interested in...

The Project “Augmented Eye” – Seeing Beyond the Present

The idea for our project “Augmented Eye” transpired when I was shooting on the streets of Vancouver last year. I chose a spot at one of the busiest intersections in the city, a place where I have taken photographs on many occasions. The city life...

nothing to look at here

All images taken with the X-series cameras and lenses.   2017 © Olafphoto. All rights reserved.    ...

Encounter #1

On the road, one of our favourite activities is to photograph historical and, ideally, remote places. Many of these places are called ghost towns because they are now just a ghost of the once bustling frontier town. Most of them are visually appealing and photographing...