Travel fanatic paperwork journey through prepare from Fargo throughout America
From his bookshelf, he pulls out a picture book full of remote – one of many books, many of which are packed with challenges and endings like tea and an old camera bag, all of which focus on two of his favorite artworks.
“There is a thread of two things in my life, writing and drawing,” says Olsen.
Inside the office of W. Scott Olsen. Ethan Mickelson / Commercial Coalition
The two have teamed up since the beginning, his interest in photography is growing as a result of the writing of the articles he wrote.
Olsen wrote the work of writing about the joys of travel, looking for new things on winding roads and sometimes from the top where they fly.
For Olsen, travel has never been the destination; That’s about new search scenarios.
This hope is at the heart of his newest project, “Pictures from the Window Window,” which he has long planned to travel across the country through the love of American railways. All the while, they post white photos and photos and pass.
“The journey has always been on my mind, to get in a pickup truck and walk around the country, and see the whole world go by,” Olsen said.
Writer and photographer W. Scott Olsen takes the reader on a two-week trip around the US on the Amtrak train. W. Scott Olsen / Special in Conference
With that in mind, it did not take long for Olsen to pick up his briefcase and jump off the train around the country he had already seen by car. But this trip was different.
“I am over 60 years old now, at some point in my life now that dreams are important. Not because they have made the path of who I want to be but, rather, because if I do nothing soon I will take public transportation around the country, even for someone my age, it sounds great, “says Olsen at the beginning of a series of his long essays describing what happened.
Focusing on the existing road, Olsen was able to view the distance and record it through his camera glasses, with the ease of a train ride enhanced by the joy of photography.
“I read it one time. I had two seconds when the train was running to see something, I thought I wanted a picture of it, turn up my camera, look and hit the shutter before it started, “says Olsen.
Along with the many photographs he has taken, including the 200 that were published online in “Scenes from a Moving Window,” Olsen uses the details of the journey to provide the most vivid image.
Near the end of his long trek across the country, W. Scott Olsen snapped a photo of the Amtrak riders going out of the station at Minot, NDW Scott Olsen / Special at Forum
Unlike any other trip that has ever taken place before, the writing and photography that came as a result of the two-week increase requires a different kind of experience.
“When I thought I was going to do the job, I didn’t think about what it would be like – I just thought it would be like anything else,” Olsen says.
As a result, the project took on a whole new dimension. Instead of publishing it as a book, like the previous twelve, Olsen writes a letter from his favorite writers and makes people wait.
W. Scott Olsen’s recent work incorporates his passion for travel, writing and drawing in new ways. W. Scott Olsen / Special in Conference
“Pictures from Window Window” kicks off The Empire Builder train from Fargo to Seattle. Additional components are scheduled to release the electronic version over the next few months.
“This (trip) is back for me the whole trip and I have to reserve it,” Olsen says.
In his special remarks, Olsen elaborates on geography and natural disasters throughout his writings. He meditates on the exploration of Lewis and Clark’s territory and reveals the confusion of the Wild West.
“At 4:20 a.m., a riot broke out in the mountains and through a forest, which was cut down on top of the town to make timber, push railways and, along with the station, 150 meters down the river valley,” he explains. one verse.
“Underneath it, the ship was covered with snow, sometimes up to 70 meters, and no water. No telegraph was able to call for help. The locals released the survivors. It took a week to collect the dead, until July because there were 50 people left. four and six were killed, but only 23 survived. ”
In “Pictures from the Window Window,” W. Scott Olsen describes the catastrophic accident in 1910 that plagued Seattle Express and its passengers 150 meters in the valley. W. Scott Olsen / Special in Conference
The serial inspection work is full of many rabbit holes under the history of the train, difficult and difficult, that only a natural trainer can produce the best news.
Through careful writing, they describe the people they meet, often from the dining table or the supervising car, telling stories of where they are coming from and where they are going, regardless of the length of time they arrive to get there.
To read “Photos from Window Window” and save the latest news and photos, go to blog.cord.edu/movingwindow/.
W. Scott Olsen’s “Pictures of the Window” records the journey to the region on the Amtrak train, as well as the stops on the road. W. Scott Olsen / Special in Conference
The story is part of a partnership with The Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization that promotes arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For more information, go to artpartnership.net.