The Photography of Erwin Olaf

Hope, by Erwin Olaf
© Erwin Olaf

One of my all-time favorite photographers is, Erwin Olaf. His images are simply amazing. He primarily shoots people, and although he shoots most of his models with little to no facial expression, his images convey quite a lot of emotion. The image above is from a series called, Hope.

I have to admit, part of why I like his work so much is he has quite a few series that are set in the 40’s and 50’s, a time period I find visually fascinating.

His website is all Flash, so I can’t link directly to the various series I like the best, but I highly recommend checking out Hope, Grief, Rain, and Mature.

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