Maria Olsen is my name and I’m a Swedish photographer with more than 15 years of professional experience in media, PR, commercial, and industrial photography.
Working for agencies, media and corporate clients, in addition to individuals, I cover a wide area of photographic subjects ranging from business through fashion to weddings. As a part of the management team of OpenEye.biz I also have well documented experiences as a production manager and photo editor of a variety of media productions.
Right now I have some exciting solutions on offer, known as Photo-Choice Deluxe and Photo-Choice Basic. Both of these packages include compelling photography of your business, in-studio or environmental, e.g. portraits of executives and management, members of staff, views of operations, product shots, interiors, corporate events and more. In the Deluxe version, the pictures are 100% royalty free whereas in the basic version, rights are limited.
Much of my work is based on the photojournalistic tradition I became familiar with during my training at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. This program included internship at Magnum Photos, along with in-depth exploration of all aspects of photography, from theory and contemporary issues to technical training along with inspiring workshops. I have also worked extensively with community-related projects, which has resulted in several exhibitions expressing my commitment to images that engage social and humanitarian issues. The photographs portray e.g. victimized children, refugees, and homeless people to whom I managed to get close in difficult situations.
My first book, “Images of Fishermen: the North Atlantic” (www.IMAGESofFISHERMEN.com), is a tribute to those who fish for a living and bring seafood to the world. The book offers a unique, inside view of Faroe, Shetland, Iceland, and Greenland fisheries. A traveling photo exhibition is now taking place in result of the book. Successfully launched at the National Maritime Museum in Stockholm in 2008, the exhibition continued to Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen in 2009 as well as to Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet in Esbjerg, followed in 2010 by Víkin — Sjóminjasafnið, in Reykjavík. Most recently, the exhibition was held in Greenland, at the Katuaq — Grønlands Kulturhus and the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands. The prestigious Nordic Culture Fund is one of the main sponsors of the exhibition.