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Jim Olvera: Latest magazines
showcase magazine May 2012 dallas issue 342
Jim Olvera Landscape & Portrait Photographers
As a fifth generation Texan, Jim Olvera pretty well knows the landscape. He also knows his way around a portrait -- enough so that Texas Monthly, Texas Instruments and Texas Industries have all hired him to shoot for them for many years.
He also works nicely with people from outside the state!
spotlight magazine Mar 2011 american southwest photographers
Jim Olvera is a Texas native with no hat and no boots. He grew up in Oklahoma but has no discernible accent, and although he studied architecture and engineering in college, he graduated with a BFA in photography. Some would say he is a complex guy, but Dallas photographer Jim Olvera can distill what he does to just one word. Simplify.
When asked how best to explain what he does, he tells this story:
“I once was asked to photograph a very elegant architect who as a young woman traveled unaccompanied in Asia in the 1920s, which in her words, ‘was then quite scandalous!’ My job was simply to create a picture that communicated her grace and dignity, with just enough scandal thrown in to make it interesting.
So that is what I do for a living. I take a subject, figure out what is interesting about it and simplify.”