Shoot the Breeze: Corey Olsen

My buddy Corey Olsen has knack for finding the uncanny hidden within the mundane and creating exciting photos through chaste subtlety. His works are sometimes like dreamy stock photos or somehow-honest glamour shots. When we walk around Chinatown in New York he stops every couple of blocks to take an iPhone pic of a strange window display that catches his eye. He takes his photos seriously, even Instagrams, and is always sure to tell you when he’s “got the shot!” – Jack McCready


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1. Why do you take photos? sometimes people really believe photography

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go? not usually besides my iPhone camera



3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most? Kate Moss

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?  a bird or a deer or a dog

5. What is your favorite smell? wood, static, saltwater

6. Would you like to live forever? i’d like my images to live forever




7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date? could you repeat the question

8. What’s your favorite pastime?  photography




9. Do you like having your photo taken?  i’m getting into it

10. Who are your favorite photographers, currently?  William Wegman, Roe Ethridge, Edward Steichen, Roni Horn, Torbjørn Rødland, James Welling, Paul Outerbridge, Michele Abeles, Elad Lassry