Where are you from?
I’m from Blair, Nebraska, USA.
Why did you want to become a Photographer?
I wanted to created images that break away from boring pastel, cutsie portrait photography that’s so overdone today and capture true emotion.
Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
I think it shows beauty in things many in the main stream might consider ugly
Anything else you want to add?
Jake Olson is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer and graphic artist from Blair, Nebraska. His belief that everything in the world is beautiful as long as we take the time to look at it allows him to take normal, everyday subjects and transform them into enchanting images focused on breathtaking light and colour.
Mostly self-taught in the realm of digital photography, Jake’s passion was realised as a young child, though he didn’t pursue this until the age of 38 when he picked up his first camera. Reigniting his passion after leaving the high-end jewelry business in 2010, Jake took inspiration from his previous career working for the likes of Cartier and Neiman Marcus, and made the decision to attend The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to study Photography in support of his newfound career.
Since pursuing his passion he has been published throughout North America. Today his photos can be seen in the book ‘Focus on Nebraska’, published by the Omaha World-Herald in which he received Rockbrook Camera’s Choice for Best Portrait and The Omaha World-Herald Editor’s Choices for Best Landscape and Best Rural Life Image. He is also extremely proud to have original artwork hanging in the corporate offices of The Cargill Corporation and Marriott Hotels, and has had his images published by The University of Nebraska, Michigan State University and American Broadband.
In March 2013 Jake agreed to representation by the Esteemed Agency “Trevillion” out of London, United Kingdom, regarding the licensing sales of his images for commercial use. His images can be viewed for sale alongside some of the most talented Photographers and Graphic artists in World at Trevillion’s website.