For several years I've worked with Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current. The station plays an eclectic mix of some of the best new contemporary and established musicians, drawing from local, national, and international scenes.
I approach each portrait fresh, trying to create something tailored to the specific artist, and their music and aesthetic, yet while keeping the images such that there is some consistency within the body of images. It is a wonderful partnership with The Current to have full creative control, and the opportunity to work with so many incredible artists. Read More
Elevate Minnesota is a new campaign developed by Olson agency to promote a consortium of trade unions in Minnesota, with a goal to raise public awareness about the benefits that unions offer their members and the community.
Rather than depicting union members in their gritty construction clothing, this campaign focuses on showing union members as everyone's next door neighbors. These are real people in their own clothes. We also had some of them members hold their own tools in the photographs. The images will be used across a wide campaign – on the website, in ads, and as part of short web videos. Read More
In early December, Twin Cities musicians Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski posted a home recording of a cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside", where they had updated the lyrics to make the conversation within the song reflect a more consensual relationship. It was a quick thing they had done for fun, but after a post sharing it by Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, the recording gained traction as was soon covered by Time and CNN. Read More