Today we’d like to introduce you to Brad Olson.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a commercial photographer and most of my projects have a connection to the fashion industry. I have previously worked in video and music production and this and all of my life experience has shaped my view behind the camera.
I am represented by the FORD/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale, Arizona and live in Phoenix with my wife.
Please tell us about your art.
My favorite projects are fashion editorials because of the freedom to tell any kind of story and because of the challenges of the process. As in any photograph, you want a compelling composition and interesting subject. In a fashion photo you must also pay strict attention to the details of makeup, hair, clothing and have a perspective on all of this that results in a successful image.
My goal is to share my perspective of beauty, and I hope to do so in a way that connects with a wide range of viewers.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
There are probably more ways than ever to monetize one’s art, but when that isn’t happening at a level to sustain your cost of living, I think that a practical path may be to take a more classical approach. Apprenticeships, assisting and working closely with people that have earned success are a good way to have a salary while learning what it really takes to survive as an artist. The skills that you acquire to create great art don’t necessarily translate to the real world challenges of running a business.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I am active on https://www.instagram.com/bradolsonphotography/ and https://www.facebook.com/bradolsonphotography/ and my web site is: www.bradolsonphotography.com
- Website: www.bradolsonphotography.com
- Phone: 623-850-4562
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradolsonphotography
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bradolsonphotography
Photos by Brad Olson