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About Olson & Farlow
Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily photographed for the National Geographic Society on over 50 assignments that have taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years.
They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic Magazine stories on Northern California, National Parks and the Alps. They photographed a joint book project on the Southern United States and have collaborated on over 70 books with other photographers that are published by Collins Publishers, National Geographic and others.Learn more about Randy and Melissa
Random Journal Excerpt From a Remote Location
machine gun prop
Our driver, Tamasz, is helping me and goofing around. He is juggling some kind of fourth century pig cup and pretending he is being hit in the head with these catapult rocks. He’s convulsing as if he is dead on the floor. Even the student archaeologists are looking sideways at him. He and the security guard help me secure a light to a chair using scraps of rags and various fourth century munitions, but the light really isn’t stable until the guard pulls a part off his machine gun to use as a brace.
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