Indian Bridal

One of my favorites from a recent bridal shoot with the lovely Veni.

Bridal session

Indian Wedding Photographers

Summer

Lake Lure, NC

2012 ArtSpace After Hours Cabaret

I was glad to be back this year for Artspace Charter School’s After Hours Cabaret. The benefit was held at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC and many great acts performed, such as Sirius. B, Hobey Ford, Honeybee Democracy, and Underhill Rose. There was a silent auction with lots of cool items to bid on and even a raffle for an iPad.

exterior shot

Event in Asheville

Live music

Musician playing

Improv duo

Fiddler

Unique instrument

Blue lights

Dancing

Indian dance

Photos by Derek Olson

Musician before concert

Hobey Ford

country singers

live music

Guitarist

Guitarist

Sirius B playing live

Performer

Musician

Through the tambourine

Photo of band

For the photography geeks: I shot this with a Nikon D4 using various Nikon lenses  – 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 45mm 2.8 PC-E, 70-200mm vrII – and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 & 85mm 1.4.

2011 North Carolina Mountain State Fair

I posted images from the 2010 NC Mountain State Fair and figured I’d post a few from 2011. These were taken in September 2011 on the last night of the fair at the WNC Agricultural Center.

Swing ride

Uncle Sam

Fair games

Ski lift

Fair

Concession stand

Ride

WNC Ag Center

Rides

Kid on bull ride

Fair at night

pigs

NC State Fair

Man with hat

Blindfold Magazine

Today I received the first issue of Blindfold Magazine. It’s a ‘socially conscious photojournalism quarterly’ focusing on important issues. According to their site it’s about people and companies doing things outside of the box with an emphasis on giving back.

There is a story about my hometown of Asheville, NC in this issue which features several of my photos. I was thrilled that the magazine’s print quality and paper is gorgeous.

Ian Somerhalder is on the cover; he was in Lost and currently stars in Vampire Diaries (which he “sucks” in) and they interview him about his charitable organization IS Foundation. Good stuff! I recommend ordering a limited edition copy, not just because my photos are in it, but because it’s a magazine with a great cause. You can order a copy right here:

http://www.blindfoldmag.com/merchandise

Derek Olson holding Blindfold Mag

Asheville story in Blindfold

Cover of Blindfold Mag

I did not photograph the cover photo of Ian Somerhalder. Though I would do a photo shoot with him in exchange for a Vampire Diaries t-shirt

San Francisco, California

Sometimes it takes 2 years to get around to blogging personal work… I visited San Francisco a couple years ago to photograph a wedding (technically in Palo Alto) and spent one day downtown shooting for fun. All these shots are taken within a 4 hour period, and I particularly enjoyed photographing Chinatown.

San francisco streets
San Fran street
City
San Fran
On a bench
San Fran
Man
Streets and sidewalks
Townhouses

Guy
CA
Lady leaving store
Mailman
San Francisco

Cathedral

San Francisco streets


Chinatown

San Fran
Chinatown
street vendor

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