Junkyard Photography



Finding delightful and beautiful compositions of rust, oxidation, and corroding metals to photograph is absolutely alluring to me.  I constantly scan fields and roadsides for rusty vehicles, trailers, discarded burn barrels, or an old parked train car.  Fortunately I live rurally, in the small town of Mount Shasta in northernmost California, so rusty leavings abound, offering endless beauty in the unexpected.


I'm a photographer, not a digital artist. My photographs are all as shot, and I process my RAW files (digital negative) exclusively in Lightroom, playing with color brightness and saturation, contrast, and white balance, occasionally cropping the image slightly to enhance composition.  I don't add or remove anything in my photos except rarely an unsightly splotch.


Update 6/27/2020:  Fine art paper prints off my work will be offered soon.  Please check back!

After much experimentation I have found that acrylic prints are the best medium for my rust and abstract photography, so this is the only option I offer for purchase. My images are printed on metallic photo paper, creating a lovely metallic sheen, then face mounted to acrylic. Sturdy dibond backing offers protection and rigidity, and every print is float mounted, ready to hang with wire.

Gloria Olson 

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