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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
the human chimney
My fixer smokes constantly, has the worst psoriasis I’ve ever seen, has an arthritic arm that for a while would only move in one direction. If you don’t understand him he gets flustered and says the same thing over again only louder, he periodically spits food on me or into my food and he has the most disgusting snoring I’ve ever heard in my life. He usually starts smoking next to me when I am about half way through my meal… spewing smoke and ash all over my food. He brought one small bag for this trip... it has a couple of extra shirts and four cartons of cigarettes. That said, he is a solid, nice, very bright guy.
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