Experience a musical and photographic adventure across the American landscape. Travel along the Alaskan and Canadian Inside Passage, journey through the Midwest in Search of Lake Wobegon, glide down the dark Amazon beyond your familiar edge. Sail the Chesapeake, explore Puget Sound.

Richard Olsenius takes you on an odyssey from the Arctic to the deep reaches of the Amazon River through original music, photography and video that spans over 40 years and includes much of his work from National Geographic Magazine. Richard Olsenius has been shooting film and video and composing music inspired by the American Landscape since 1975. His landscape photography and documentary work has been published in newspapers, magazines and international organizations around the world. His assignments span from the Arctic to South America, and from Europe to SE Asia. But the heart of his work features the people and places of the American Landscape.

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Landscape Photography, Video & Music by Richard Olsenius

Late Autumn Storm, Grand Teton National Park

2013 Richard Olsenius, Inuit hunter In Northwest Passage.
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How often does the sprawling front range of the Grand Tetons open up to offer a view along it’s entire reach?  Not often I would guess. So last fall when Chris and I pulled our trailer into the Colter Bay campground, it was  early October. We had been chased out of Yellowstone because of freezing weather and we worried about the water-lines of our trailer. It seemed that winter was coming a bit early and we needed to move a bit south.  But that October day in 2016 after we unhitched, we drove down to the Willow Flats that run up to Spalding Bay on Jackson Lake. It was here that we watched for at least two hours, the development of a vast storm that lashed out on the entire region. It was this observance of this massive storm against the vast expanse of mountains and unspoiled open space that reminded us once again of how small and temporary we are. Winter was on its way.

Photograph from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia by ©2016 Richard Olsenius


“I stand here for the first time...

And find that my heart has been here all along

The first foggy light of dawn caresses the rocky coast and I thrill to the sweeping vistas...”

Christine Olsenius

Chesapeake Visions video by Richard Olsenius

Photo ©2017 by Richard Olsenius

Prairie Sky

The Prairie rolls on for as far as I can see and then beyond.

The sky above is an uneasy mix of summer cumulus and thunder-heads, throwing shadows that shimmer across the open landscape.

Christine Olsenius

Photo ©2017 by Richard Olsenius

Tallgrass Prairie, National Preserve, Kansas

©2017 Richard Olsenius. Lone cottonwood at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.  Near Emporia, KS.
©2017 Richard Olsenius. First winter storm at Grand Teton National Park fall of 2016.  All Rights reserved by Richard Olsenius.