Arleen Olson has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. She has published her photographs in environmental newsletters, college publications, catalogs, local newspapers, magazines, brochures, and books. Her Virgin Passage poster sold nationally in women's bookstores. A compilation of her photographs is part of the permanent collection of Women Photographers in Humboldt County, 1850-2000, which resides in the Beinecke Library at Yale University. She is also the photographer and publisher of the photography book, Humboldt Wild.
I am passionate about capturing the essence of my subjects, be it landscapes, people and more recently orchids. My love of the environment surrounding me has inspired seven years of work culminating in a photography book, Humboldt Wild, a chronicle of the land and inhabitants of this unique part of the country.
My hope is that I can engage my audience in the excitement of discovery that I experience in response to the beauty and mystery in the world around us.