With an incredibly detailed eye for life in the 1950s and ’60s, Erwin Olaf’s photographs offer much more than what’s seen at first glance. Subtle variations in color and the tiniest of precise touches render his models into actors whose stories transcend the moment in which they are photographed. There is a stunning display and interview at The Morning News. And more at his website.
Olaf is most famous for his commercial and personal work. He has been commissioned to photograph advertising campaigns for large international companies. Some of his most famous photographic series include "Grief", "Rain", and "Royal Blood". Never one to shy away from controversy, Olaf's work is often daring and provocative. Olaf studied journalism in the School of Journalism in Utrecht.