Top Ten Photographs in NGM

Randy’s photograph of a brown bear fishing underwater in Kamchatka is recognized as one of the top ten photographs in National Geographic Magazine 2009.

Brown Bear Underwater Fishing for Salmon

The Mustang Mystique

Melissa’s story,The Mustang Mystique, is published in the March/April 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine.


Africa’s Last Frontier

Randy’s photographs from the Omo River Valley are in the March 2010 issue of NGM.

Nyangatom Peace Ceremony

The Duality of Our Personal and Professional Lives

Duality Book Cover

When a gallery exhibited some of Melissa’s and my photographs, we were asked to supply accompanying material—so we put together this simple little book. We are working photographers, and we seldom get a chance to stop and ponder our work. But for this little book, we did. I printed 2 x 3 foot sheets of thumbnails, which we cut out and left on a counter for weeks. Melissa periodically rearranged them into diptychs and so did I… our only motive was to have pleasant pairings. Sometimes the pairing hinged simply on a gesture, a similar embrace, an emotion, color, or whatever just felt right visually. Other times the pairing worked as opposites—as in the yin and yang of life. When we reflect on this visual language, it isn’t so surprising that connections are made across cultures. But what was startling was seeing that these connections exist across species as well. [Read more…]

Digital to Daguerreotype

Olson and Farlow photographs in the Carnegie Museum’s exhibitiion: “Digital to Daguerreotype“.

The World At Our Door Photo Exhibit

Curious Yearling

Olson&Farlow have a photo exhibit “The World at Our Door” from September 23 to January 5th at the Silver Eye Gallery.

Salmon in Kamchatka

Kamchatka Salmon” published in August 2009 edition of National Geographic Magazine.


Salmon in Kurilskoe Lake

Camel Beauty Pageant

Traffic Jam

Camel Beauty Pageant” published in August 2009 National Geographic Magazine.

Mustangs: Spirits of the Wild West

Here’s a video of Melissa’s Wild Horses story.

Photographer and New Media Producer Rob Finch brought Melissa’s images to life integrating her still images with sound and an interview with Melissa.