Journey through the American landscape with Richard Olsenius. His music and imagery come together in a visual narrative that goes beyond  images on a page. These are meditations on the value of preserving our wild places. 

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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

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It was June when I recently drove along Highway 15 through rural Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley. The hillsides were lush and the river rambled through the deep valleys on its way to the Chesapeake.  As I entered the small town of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, I noticed two men perched high on a cherry picker painting the Pike Drive-in movie screen. I made a fast U-turn and headed back to the Pike to explore this three-screen drive-in theater.

I had not seen a drive-in movie theater in years. In 1980 there were 2400 outdoor theaters across the United States but by 2014 there were only 348 left. Rising land values and the cost of converting to digital film projectors turned the locally owned drive-in theaters into a nostalgic rarity. You can still buy popcorn and hot dogs at the Pike Theater refreshment stand. Families bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the theater the way it should be - outdoors, under the sky on a warm summer evening.

Photos ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

Photo ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

Grand Teton National Park

Painting the Drive-In screen at the Pike Drive-In, Mongomery, PA. Photograph ©2018 Richard Olsenius
Simplex 35mm Movie projector used at the Pike Drive-In, Montgomery, PA. Photograph ©2018 Richard Olsenius,
 General Electric Deep Fat fryer photograph © 2018  by Richard Olsenius

The Last

Picture Show

The Way West 4k Video program on the American West. by Richard Olsenius, Music You See images and stories about the America's. Video and music by Richard Olsenius that includes Yellowstone,Monument Valley, Glacier National Park, the high plains and Canyonlands National Park.
Journey to the American West with Richard Olsenius, composer and National Geographic photographer. Also journeys to the Chesapeake Bay, Inside Passage and Northwest Passage