Photographer Alex Olson first picked up a camera as a young skateboarder in Santa Monica, California. The son of a stylist mother and legendary professional skater Steve Olson, in photography he discovered a new outlet for his creativity that was an easy fit for his intrinsic understanding of the often documented intersection of fashion and skating.
A natural talent, this exploration has evolved into a unique photographic voice that is equal parts street attitude and effortless cool. Olson’s work has been featured in Document Journal, Twin Magazine, CR Fashion Book and Muse Magazine, and he has been called upon by brands BLK DNM and Urban Outfitters to create campaign imagery.Olson is also creative director and designer of cult streetwear brand Bianca Chandon and it’s sister skate line (917). In addition, Olson is a sponsored professional for Nike’s skating imprint Nike SB. Lastly, Olson’s idiosyncratic and obscure music mixes can be heard on his popular ‘The A.O. Show’ on Know-Wave Radio.
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