Jane Olin has worked as an experimental photographer in California’s Monterey Bay area for over thirty years. Living at the epicenter of West Coast photography, she learned the skills and tenets of “straight” photography from the assistants and students of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. She now prefers to push the conventional boundaries of the wet darkroom, and purposely pours, sprays, and drips photographic solutions onto her exposed gelatin silver paper.
In 2022, Olin’s recent tree-based series Intimate Conversation is featured in Jane Olin-In The Company of Trees, a solo exhibition at NUMU New Museum Los Gatos in Los Gatos, CA, and Trees Stir in Their Leaves, a group exhibition at Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ. Olin’s photography has been featured in solo and group exhibitions including at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, CA, Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA and Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.
Olin has won numerous juror awards, including a 2021 IPA International Photography Award curators’ choice Best of Show. Her work is held in collections including the Center for Creative Photography, Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, CA, Monterey Museum of Art, and Triton Museum of Art.