Graphis Master Rosanne Olson is a photographer, artist, author, and educator. As a creator from a very young age, Olson was constantly painting, drawing, inventing, and interpreting the world around her. Although her first career was in the medical field, her new life began with her interest in photography. Five years after graduating from the University of Oregon and receiving her first job working at a newspaper as a photographer, Olson moved to Seattle with her husband and began her own business working in commercial and fine art photography. Featured above are two of her most noteworthy works: “Sheridan and Dash” (left) and “Rhapsody” (right).
Olson’s award-winning images have been featured in Communication Arts, Photo District News, More Magazine, View Camera Magazine, and numerous exhibitions.
Most recently, Olson’s photographs were featured in the Graphis Journal Issue #362, where she answered several questions about her successful career and the love for photography that fuels her creativity. Here’s a glimpse at our Q&A with the extraordinary Rosanne Olson:
What is your work philosophy?
I love my work, which is so much more than what I would call work. It is like the air I breathe. I feel like a very lucky person to have found a career that suited my passions.
How would you describe your process?
I live in a world of imagination. I love taking the seed of an idea and developing it into a final piece.