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

2013 Richard Olsenius, Inuit hunter In Northwest Passage.
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If there is maybe one word that describes the current American landscape, it is the word “Exhaustion.”  Landscape is more then images of distant mountains or streams or whatever, landscape is also the emotional space we as humans live in as we go about our daily lives. As a lifelong observer of all things good and bad, I have never been so taken aback by the crudeness, lack of civility, political weakness and I guess insanity that I feel shrouds our American Landscape at this time. There is hope that the ballot box will correct this incredible dystopian turn we’ve taken as a country. In the meantime, there is one image I’ve taken that expresses this angst, it is this moment in New York City.                 

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 ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

Photo ©2017 by Richard Olsenius

Grand Teton National Park

2017 Richard Olsenius, Early Winter storm along the Teton Mountains shot from Willow Flats. Grand Teton National Park.
©2018 Richard Olsenius, Dystopian America in a Trump Presidency