A.J. Olson Photography: Blog https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog en-us (C) A.J. Olson Photography aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:59:00 GMT Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:59:00 GMT https://ajolsonphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u427003009-o256772807-50.jpg A.J. Olson Photography: Blog https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog 120 120 A.J. Olson Motion Graphics Reel 2021 https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2021/1/a-j-olson-motion-graphics-reel-2021 This my 1 minute motion graphics demo reel for 2021. 

• The programs I used were After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere. 

A.J. Olson Demo Reel motion Logo Build Still ImageStill image from A.J. Olson Motion Graphics Demo reel motion Logo build

• The "hand image with the skeleton", "spinning eyeball wheel", and "devil head with moving eyes" animation I did are based off of still Paintings by artist Jason Limon. I was pleased to bring them to life and show him. 

"Fade" AnimationAnimation by: A.J. Olson Based off the the still painting "Fade" by Jason Limon

"Fade" animation loop by: A.J. Olson

- Please follow me on Linkedin

- Browse my photo manipulation artwork for sale in my Online Gallery


-Thank you!

A.J. Olson


aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) A.J. Olson After Effects Animation Jason Limon Motion Graphics Motion Graphics Artist Motion Graphics Demo reel https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2021/1/a-j-olson-motion-graphics-reel-2021 Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:05:06 GMT
Animated gifs of A.J. Olson Artwork by George RedHawk https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2015/11/animated-gifs-of-a-j-olson-artwork-by-george-redhawk
Anguish (animated gif version) Photo Manipulation artwork by: A.J. Olson Gif animation by: George Redhawk Model: Amourena Tsokatos (Ammunition)

Piquerism (Animated Gif Version)Photo Manipulation artwork by: A.J. Olson Gif animation by: George Redhawk Model: Queerella Fistalot

Wherever The Wind Takes Me (animated GIF version) Photo Manipulation Artwork by: A.J. Olson Animated GIF by: George Redhawk Model: Ashley Addison

Here are 3 awesome animated GIFS of my photo manipulation artwork from ajolsonphotography.com that were animated by the visually impaired artist George Redhawk. To see more of his work that he has done with other artists images follow the links below:




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A.J. Olson artwork at Carnival A Go Go https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/a-j-olson-artwork-at-carnival-a-go-go Saturday, July 12th!


51 S Spring Street Elgin, IL 60120

The Art and Side Show worlds collided.
A bizarre mix of fine art, side show and music.
and FREE BEER + PIZZA . A $5 donation is welcome.
For Mature Audience


Charles Bedrosian 
Kaila Quint
A.J. Olson
Nate Bjork
Amy Porter
Gigi D Arroyo
Martha Hartnett
David Metzger
Laura Lynn
Luis Reyes
John E French
Zach Amato

Side Show 
Cirque De La Femme
Shotglass Sally
Feli Fury
Shana Vaughan-Gabor


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A.J. Olson Interviewed on suntimes.com https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/a-j-olson-interviewed-on-suntimes-com Follow the link to read the interview! http://blogs.suntimes.com/ourtown/2013/09/aj_olson_and_the_female_form.html]]> aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) A.J. Female Olson Sun-times form interview nude portraits https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/a-j-olson-interviewed-on-suntimes-com Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:38:39 GMT The Speak Easy of Thrift Shops https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-speak-easy-of-thrift-shops The “Speak Easy of Thirft Shops”

Viking Thrift and Artwork; Thrift, Vintage Clothing, Art Gallery, Art Classes & Eclectic Goods.

Located at 860 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123 (google, yahoo...maps sends you to the wrong place!)
This awesome hole in the wall of Elgin is on THE OTHER SIDE of the Fox Valley Flea Market & Habitat Restore.  Look for the mint chocolate chip dock doors; their store entrance. :)

They have tools, electronics, clothing, antiques, vintage & retro items, couches, tables, lamps, all kinds of furniture! Art, collages, jewelry, art classes, kitchen items, purses & shoes, oddities, custom pieces, collectables, vintage toys, bunk beds, ladders, lawn mowers, tv's, DVD players, DVR recorders, cd's, dvd's, records, 8 tracks, speakers, freezers, sports memorabilia, camera equipment, bedding, dressers...

….AND MOST OF ALL: They are selling A.J. Olson Artwork! :D

Stop in Today and pick up some my work of  :)

Store Hours at Viking:

Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sun: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


 Viking Store Phone #: (847) 224-0747


Viking Store Email: VikingThriftAndArtwork@gmail.com

A.J. Olson Artwork at Viking Thrift and Artwork in Elgin

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The artwork that got me banned from Facebook for 30 days https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-artwork-that-got-me-banned-from-facebook-for-30-days Skin to Skin This is the piece of my artwork I posted on Facebook that got me banned for 30 days.

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Something Wicked... A DARK ARTS EXHIBIT https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/5/something-wicked-a-dark-arts-exhibit October 4th. http://ajolsonphotography.com/ will release more darkness to the public.

Something Wicked October 4th. http://ajolsonphotography.com/ will release more darkness to the public.
aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) 4th A ARTS DARK EXHIBIT Elgin IL October Something Wicked https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/5/something-wicked-a-dark-arts-exhibit Wed, 15 May 2013 17:32:29 GMT
A.J. Olson Gallery Show || She Art Chicago https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2013/2/a-j-olson-gallery-show-she-art-chicago

A.J. Olson Photo Manipulation Gallery Event:


March 22nd 2013


She Art Chicago 1519 W. Foster Ave, Chicago


Featuring 10 large framed prints on foam core backing with laminate gloss coating & also 60- 80 smaller prints. All available for sale.

Gallery will be up for 30 days starting the 22nd of March.


View the Event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/428336537242591/


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A.J. Olson Selling Photo manipulation artwork prints at Nightmare on Chicago Street! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/9/a-j-olson-selling-photo-manipulation-artwork-prints-at-nightmare-on-chicago-street There will be 25 different images available, 4 printed of each, totaling 100 pieces available. 

For more information on date/time/cost/location of the event: visit http://nightmareonchicagostreet.com 

aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) A.J. Olson Nightmare on Chicago Street Prints for sale https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/9/a-j-olson-selling-photo-manipulation-artwork-prints-at-nightmare-on-chicago-street Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:31:27 GMT
A.J. Olson exclusive interview with Rockeresque Beauty Co. owner Issanna Loughman https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/8/a-j-olson-exclusive-interview-with-rockeresque-beauty-co-owner-issanna-loughman  

1) For those that don't know, how would you describe Rockeresque Beauty Co. ?
A quality vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic line that showcases alternative models.

2) How did Rockeresque get started?
I wanted to start my own cosmetic company that put clients first and also always carries only vegan and cruelty-free products. We do a lot of out reach with our clients and younger makeup users by teaching them about makeup ingredients and FDA requirements for cosmetic labels; this way even if they order from somewhere else they have the knowledge about what is safe to use. We work a lot with PETA as well and educate clients about what makes a product vegan and cruelty-free and why that is important. Not only do we offer great cosmetics, but we started a company on strong values that I hope will support Rockeresque in becoming a larger company.

3) Where have your products been featured so far?
A few magazines such as Alt Noir and Bella Morte; as well as on the PETA website. Model Kristen Leanne recently wore our products on the cover of Skin and Ink Magazine. We have participated in both New York and LA Fashion Week and were the official cosmetic sponsor of Ink-n-Iron. 

4) Dream Scenario: Where would you like to see Rockeresque 10 years from now?
I would love if our line expanded to become a full range of cosmetics as well as have our own stores and makeup schools. 

5) What kind of music do you currently listen to while you work?
I try to listen to energetic music while in the office... I spend many hours in there! I have the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's station on my Pandora a lot, but when I'm winding down at the end of the day I will change it over to the Portisthead station. We never work without music though, music and iced coffees are key to getting through any work day.

6) What are you working on right now?
A special collection with Sideshow by the Sea called "Ahoy, Mr. Mouse!" We are working on coming out with a lot of new cosmetic products which is so much fun! Our first makeup school is opening at Studio Servitu in LA, we are starting a makeup tour, and just overall just staying busy 24-hours a day. 

7) What do you like to do most when you have any free time?
Sleep! Seriously though, I don't get a lot of free time to be honest, there is always some project or task I can be doing so I try and force myself to break away by 10pm at least. Activities I enjoy... vegan cooking and baking, reading, photo shoots, the Rockeresque Girls and I will have nights out where we go dancing or take the day to go swimming at the Hard Rock if it's super hot out. Playing with my puppies or playing music with my fiance are also things I love to do.

8) Where can my fans purchase and learn more about your products? 
Our website is the best place to go
www.rockeresque.com as well as our very active Facebook page www.facebook.com/rockeresque and Tumblr  http://rockeresquebeautycompany.tumblr.com/  

9) What's your favorite image on ajolsonphotography.com and why? 
I would have to say this image:

Honestly I love all of your work and I was on the website a long time trying to find my "favorite" one! I chose this one because this is my favorite model that you work with and it makes me feel quite. I always have so much going on and a hectic schedule and this pieces makes me calm and reflective which :)
Rockeresque Beauty Co. Products A.J. likes :

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A.J. Olson mentioned with image of Nicolette Mori in Marked Magazine, May 2012 https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/5/a-j-olson-mentioned-with-image-of-nicolette-mori-in-marked-magazine-may-2012

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Check out A.J. Olson's artist feature in Girl's and Corpses Magazine Spring 2012 issue! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/5/check-out-a-j-olsons-artist-feature-in-girl-s-and-corpses-magazine-spring-2012-issue Order the Spring 2012 issue here! :D

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A Preview of the NEW A.J. Olson Photography Art Tee-Shirts before they arrive!!! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/5/preview-of-the-a-j-olson-photography-art-tee-shirts-before-they-arrive

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"True Color" featured in Shadowness's Daily Inspiration #367 https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/3/-true-color-featured-in-shadownesss-daily-inspiration-367 Here is the Link: http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-367

aj@ajolsonphotography.com (A.J. Olson Photography) A.J. Olson Daily Inspiration # 367 Shadowness.com True Color https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/3/-true-color-featured-in-shadownesss-daily-inspiration-367 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:29:50 GMT
A.J. Olson from ajolsonphotography.com has LIMITED EDITION prints @ She ART Chicago! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/2/a-j--olson-from-ajolsonphotography-com-has-limited-edition-prints---she-art-chicago-

A.J. Olson is going to have art being displayed and sold @ She Art Chicago!!! Where: SHE ART Chicago
1519 W. Foster Ave
Between Clark & Ashland

  When: March 1st, 2012, 12pm

Regular She Art hours:  Wed-Sat 12-7

                                      Sun 12-5

                                      Closed Mon & Tues.

Flyer for She Art

Art being sold.


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ajolsonphotography.com is the coolest place to buy awesome artwork! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/2/ajolsonphotography-com-is-the-coolest-place-to-buy-awesome-artwork- BUY PRINTS TODAY from ajolsonphotography.com :)

All of these images need a home. Won't you give them a home?

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Awesome A.J. Olson advertisements to share with your friends! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/2/a-j--olson-advertisements-to-share-with-you-friends-

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Pre-order your Spring 2012 copy of Girls and Corpses Magazine featuring A.J. Olson! https://ajolsonphotography.com/blog/2012/2/pre-order-your-copy-of-girls-and-corpses-magazine-featuring-a-j--olson- Follow the link below to pre-order your Spring 2012 copy of Girls and Corpses Magazine featuring me as an artist! :D --There will be an interview with me and some cool published images of mine! :)



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