Jon Olsen Photographs are available as Archival Prints either matted or matted and framed. Each photograph is offered framed or only matted in a variety of sizes. Select a print to your liking and select the sizing to have it framed or unframed. The sizes range from 8" x 10" (matted or framed) to 30" x 36" (matted or framed). This is not the size of the actual photograph though.
Jon Olsen Photography
At first glance, Jon Olsen's photographs of Vermont look like paintings. The colors are rich but show the essential simplicity of Vermont people, places and botany. They take on a painterly quality. So much so that at Stowe Craft Gallery, many visitors think they are paintings until they delve into the exhibit in more detail.
Olsen's Background & Process
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.
Olsen says he has always been an amateur naturalist and a student of the visual arts. He enjoys exploring the landscape and its many components. He is fascinated by the variations in light, form, texture and color in nature. He is drawn toward pastoral and simplicity in design.
Size of Image for Size of Framing/Matting
4" x 4" image in 8" x 10" framing/matting
6" x 6" image in 16" x 20" framing/matting
12" x 12" image in 20" x 24" framing/matting
16" x 16" image in 24" x 30" framing/matting
21" x 21" image in 30" x 36" framing/matting