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MJ Olsen

Mj Olsen Fine Art

Ann Arbor, MI

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Fine Art Photography as Social Commentary

My images are born in a camera, but come of age in a computer. The impetus for these images comes from music, specifically from the blues.

While it's true that the blues come from hard times, it's the way people face hard times that matters. People who sing and play the blues aren't sunk in depression, or boiling with bitterness, they aren't killing themselves or other people, they aren't taking Prozac or Valium. They look hard times in the eye and choose to make music a triumph of the human spirit. These images are my attempt to show that spirit at work during these hard times in Michigan.

I live in Michigan, began saxophone at 60, and photography at 70.

I recently moved. My new community offers less scope for my usual kind of images, so I will be filling in with a new series called "Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor".

This work by mjolsen of michigan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

The Ore Is Gone redux by MJ Olsen

 

New Image - The Ore Is Gone by MJ Olsen

 

College Town Saturday Night by MJ Olsen

 

Ypsilanti's Grand Old Dames and Lovely Ladies #2 by MJ Olsen

 

Electric Stacks by MJ Olsen

 

Expecting Good Times by MJ Olsen

 

Turned On - Tuned In - Dropped Out by MJ Olsen

 

Ypsilanti's Grand Old Dames and Lovely Ladies #1 by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #18 by MJ Olsen

 

May All Beings Be Free From Suffering by MJ Olsen

 

Jackson County Tower by MJ Olsen

 

The Gift by MJ Olsen

 

Tecumseh by MJ Olsen

 

Roof - for some reason by MJ Olsen

 

Buy - Sell by MJ Olsen

 

New Prosperity by MJ Olsen

 

The Family by MJ Olsen

 

1939 World's Fair Fire Engine by MJ Olsen

 

Arts in the Alley by MJ Olsen

 

The Old Barber Shop by MJ Olsen

 

On Consignment by MJ Olsen

 

Resale by MJ Olsen

 

Pocket Courthouse by MJ Olsen

 

This is your brain on Roundup by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #17 by MJ Olsen

 

Short-term Thinking by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #16 by MJ Olsen

 

Flight Club II by MJ Olsen

 

Amenities by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #15 by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #14 by MJ Olsen

 

Overlooking the Cemetery by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #13 by MJ Olsen

 

Dolorosa by MJ Olsen

 

Mercy? by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #12 by MJ Olsen

 

Uneasy Lies the Head by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #11 by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #10 by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #9 by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #8 by MJ Olsen

 

Mushroom Hunters by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #7 by MJ Olsen

 

NOT a Self Portrait by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #6 by MJ Olsen

 

Infrastructure as Decoration by MJ Olsen

 

Hidden Gems of Ann Arbor #5 by MJ Olsen

 

Backyard Surprise by MJ Olsen