Harry Olsson

659 Partridge Circle
Golden, CO 80403-1547


Harry Olsson has sustained a successful career as a photographer, winning awards, and developing techniques both behind the camera and in the darkroom for over 30 years. His love of photography began at age 10 when he got his first camera. Since then, he has pursued excellence in his photography by merging his expertise in the scientific method of problem solving with his artistic vision.

Harry's professional and award winning photography includes:

Black and White fine art photography
Portraits, individual and group
  • Weddings and special occasions
  • Executive portraits
  • High School Senior portraits
  • Family portraits
Commissioned commercial work
  • Architecture
  • Industrial
  • Corporate Publicity
  • Aerial
  • Catalog, Textbook, Illustration

Harry is well known for his fine art black and white photographs; landscapes, architecture, scenics, and details in nature that depict energy in the environment. All of Harry’s black and white photographic prints from film are hand-made by himself. They must be, because each and every print receives individual attention particular to his style. Photographs from film originals are printed on premium silver gelatin fiber based paper, archivally processed, and selenium toned for permanence and aesthetics. They are mounted on museum quality board, signed, and numbered as limited edition originals. Clients for Harry's fine art photographs include collectors, galleries, museums, and art centers in various states in the U.S., Europe, and South America.

Although Harry feeds his soul by photographing alone in nature, and finds much satisfaction making prints in the darkroom, he fulfills another mission, that of capturing the beauty of the human spirit, in his portraits, showing the bright light that exists within each person. For decades, Harry has satisfied countless customers with his fine art portraits, in the areas listed above.

Says client, Colorado Christian University Vice President, regarding Harry's portraits of the music faculty; "Harry so captured the spirit, talent, and charismatic energy of each professor, that the portraits go beyond mere likenesses and are an artistic exhibit in the Music Center where they hang."

Some of Harry's commercial clients through the years are: Coors Brewing Co., Morgan Stanley, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Christian University, Leica Camera, Graphic Packaging Corp., and Corporate Express. Other clients such as corporate offices, doctors and dentist offices, law firms, and churches have hired Harry to create professional portraits of staff, as well as to hang his art prints in their offices.

Harry is passionate about sharing his artistic vision and techniques developed through the years. He is comfortable with teaching the many facets of photography; from film to digital, and technical to artistic. Harry has published articles and images in Professional Photographer and Shutterbug magazines. He teaches photography at Red Rocks Community College and Colorado Christian University, as well as in his studio and darkroom. Harry offers photography workshops, group classes, and private lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Whether out shooting pictures, at the computer, or in the darkroom, Harry is not satisfied until the finished product matches the image in his mind's eye.