Olaf was born and raised in London, UK, and came to photography at the age of 11 when he was given a used Zenit 35mm camera. He has been a student of photography and visual imagery ever since. After a career in theatrical and architectural lighting design, Olaf has been a full time photographer for close to a decade.
I often describe myself as “visually preoccupied.” I am endlessly fascinated by form, shape, color, texture, shadow....all of the things that make up our visual perception of the world. I have a background in lighting design, and am self taught in both film and digital photography, and in post processing techniques. I find inspiration in all forms of art, be it painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, film, music, the written word, as well as the world around me.
My professional work is primarily commission based; portraits, life-style, editorial, commercial, food and architectural. Personal work is usually anything that catches my eye, but tends towards figure work, landscape and abstract.