Asbjørn M. Olsen
I was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. I am married, have two daughters and three grandchildren. I am now retired, and still live in Bergen.
My ''career'' in photography has followed a similar pattern as for many of my generation: I started with black and white film in the very early 70's, and did a lot of darkroom work after having joined a camera club here. Then, family life took over, and photography was more or less limited to family pics. I had a Nikon (Nikkormat) camera, which I had for more than 25 years.
I have worked in maritime commercial business all my adult life. Since around 1995 I have spent quite some time in Asia, having lived and worked in South East Asia and China for several periods.
I switched from analog to digital in 2003, when all my analog camera equipment was stolen during one of my private photo ''expeditions'' around the wild islands in eastern Indonesia. Have traveled extensively in SE Asia/China, and my wife and I still do.
My trusted camera is a Canon 5D Mark IV, plus a Mark II which I have had for about ten years. It should come as no surprise that my favorite areas of photography is travel, culture, street and people. I revived my interest in monochrome a few years back, when I had a solo exhibition with large mono images, where the profit went to a SOS Children Villages project in SE Asia.
So, many of my monochrome images are taken from those areas of interest. After I retired, I re-joined a camera club here, and now I just signed up with PSA.