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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The tour cars rumble down the dusty valley road winding through the ancient sandstone buttes. Eventually there’s a turn up to a rise that overlooks a scene which has appeared in so many westerns made by director John Ford. Some suggest the world’s sense of the American West comes from this very spot, roughly 5 square miles called Monument Valley.  A small enclosure off to the side with flapping canvas and plastic,  contains an Indian of the Navajo nation.  His horse sits outside under makeshift shade asleep. Soon a van of German tourists pulls up and quickly give the man $5 to ride his horse out to the “Point.” I piggy-back behind the moment and take one or two photos.  Feeling guilty, I put $5 in the tip bucket. I bet if one came back 100 years from now, nothing will have changed except for the players and possibly the sign.

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

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©2017 Richard Olsenius. Lacey leaf is a term used to describe the delicate green colors of Spring along the Chesapeake Bay.

A Leaf

There is no sound, or movement. It happens on it’s own.

A miracle that plays out each Spring yet who really understands?

What flows through it’s veins or how it came to be? There is no sound or movement. Tell me more.

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©2017 Richard Olsenius. John Ford Point where Navajo Indian is paid to ride out on one of the most iconic vistas of the American West.