The wilderness that surrounds our urban landscapes is a source of inspiration and peacefulness for many photographers. Their work reveals a glimpse of what we can experience while exploring this magnificent planet.
Brad Nordlof: Blooming Colors
Professional photographer Brad Nordlof has traveled the world in search of beautiful landscapes. His high-definition portraits capture a wide array of natural beauty, from aurora borealis and Colorado mountains to glowing cities and searing Arizona deserts.
Nordlof: The Fashion of Water
Water is a sustainer of life, and it’s a powerful attraction for both flora and fauna. It also has a way of drawing people, as it tantalizes our senses with the sounds of gentle trickles and rushing rapids, the sights of vivid sunsets, and the feeling of cool breezes and mists on our cheeks. Indeed, water plays an important, if sometimes understated, role in many of the world’s most beautiful, serene natural escapes.
About Brad Nordlof
Photographer Brad Nordlof captures many large-scale, panoramic scenes of the natural world. Using a high-powered, medium format DSLR camera, Nordlof carefully pursues his subjects. Guided by more than 40 years of experience, he composes his photos in vivid colors and textures.
Landscape and fine art photography have long been a passion for Nordlof, whose studio, Northern Leaf Imaging, is based in Rockford. There, he prints and frames his artwork for display in professional and residential settings. Visit bradleynordlofphotography.com to learn more about his work or to contact him.
David Olson: Call of the Wild
Professional photographer David C. Olson produces wildlife images as he explores wild, sometimes remote places, at times risking his life in pursuit of his subjects.
Olson: The Secret of Trees
Our forests are an essential part of our landscape. They provide not only beauty and respite, but also cleaning for our polluted air and habitat and food for mammals, reptiles and birds of all kinds.
“Rest is something our children, and all of us, need in order to be happy in our souls,” Olson says. “We have lost our connection to the natural world with an overdose of electronics, I think.”
About David C. Olson
Photographer David C. Olson learned an appreciation for nature and photography as a young boy, guided by books and photographs about wilderness as well as parents who taught him to respect, love and preserve nature.
Today, Olson travels the world to capture the flora and fauna of our scenic landscapes. His works have been featured in many publications, including National Geographic Magazine and its 2017-18 Christmas cards.
Based in a full studio at 5643 E. State St., in Rockford, Olson and his wife, Adrienne, together capture a wide variety of subjects, from families and high school seniors to weddings and wild wolves.
The couple are planning several photography workshops during 2018. To learn more about the Olsons’ work, visit davidolsonphoto.com.