©2018 Richard Olsenus, Seed pods from the Mesquite tree, Arizona

Journey through the American landscape with Richard Olsenius. His music and imagery come together in a visual narrative that goes beyond  images on a page. These are meditations on the value of preserving our wild places. 

These can be previewed at MusicYouSee.com. These journeys are designed for the large-scale new 4k televisions and can be purchased through the MusicYouSee.com store.  PREVIEW HERE

Experience a musical and photographic adventure across the American landscape. Travel along the Alaskan and Canadian Inside Passage, journey through the Midwest in Search of Lake Wobegon, glide down the dark Amazon beyond your familiar edge. Sail the Chesapeake, explore Puget Sound.

Richard Olsenius takes you on an odyssey from the Arctic to the deep reaches of the Amazon River through original music, photography and video that spans over 40 years and includes much of his work from National Geographic Magazine. Richard Olsenius has been shooting film and video and composing music inspired by the American Landscape since 1975. His landscape photography and documentary work has been published in newspapers, magazines and international organizations around the world. His assignments span from the Arctic to South America, and from Europe to SE Asia. But the heart of his work features the people and places of the American Landscape.

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Landscape Photography, Video & Music by Richard Olsenius

American Landscape Gallery’s Mission is to celebrate

the beauty and wilderness so essential to our lives.

Explore The American Landscape in Music & Images

Our landscape shapes who we are and how we live.  Land defines us on our journey through life. South of Tucson, the mountains and desert define the architecture of the homes and the habitat that surround them. The Southwest easily contains larger-then-life icons whether they are the mountains called “Sky Islands,” or a lonely artifact of somebody’s dream.

Photos ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

Photo ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

Grand Teton National Park


The Desert


The Way West 4k Video program on the American West. Musicyousee.com by Richard Olsenius, Music You See images and stories about the America's. Video and music by Richard Olsenius that includes Yellowstone,Monument Valley, Glacier National Park, the high plains and Canyonlands National Park.
Journey to the American West with Richard Olsenius, composer and National Geographic photographer. Richard Olsenius, American Landscape photography. Also journeys to the Chesapeake Bay, Inside Passage and Northwest Passage
©2018 Richard Olsenius.  Mesquite trees along Santa Cruz River, south of Tucson, Arizona. American Landscape Photography

I  have been draw to photographing trees for most of my career.  The very first tree I photographed nearly 50 years ago was a lone elm on a rise along a new freeway in St. Paul, Minnesota. There was something defiant in its stand along a concrete corridor. This stand of Arizona mesquite along the Santa Cruz River in the shadow of the Santa Rita mountains is emblematic of the mastery of survival in the harsh environment of the desert Southwest. With little rain and sandy soil, this tree has long endured providing native people with medicine and food, as well as products like glue, dye, firewood, and building material.

Photos ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

American Landscape Photography. ©2018 Richard Olsenius. Adobe house in Green Valley Arizona. With seguaro and barrel cactus.

A Place



©2018 Richard Olsenius. American Landscape Photography. Mexican folk dancers at Mexican Independence day celebration at Old Town Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Every region of this country has its traditions and folklore tied to its history and the landscape that shaped it. The American Southwest was part of Spain and Mexico hundreds of years before the territory became part of the United States. Folk dancers wearing the vibrant colors of traditional weavers commemorate Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821 in Santa Fe’s Plaza. Before their dance, the young boys spotted a hot-air ballon over old town Santa Fe.

The Approaching Storm

Photos ©2018 by Richard Olsenius

©2018 photograph by Richard Olsenius. American Landscape Photography. Long Horn Grill, South of Tucson, Arizona. American Landscape Photography by Landscape photographer Richard Olsenius

Photos ©2018 by Richard Olsenius