About the Book
The Safari Journals is a compilation of fine art wildlife and landscape photographs taken throughout East Africa from 2004 to 2007. This large format coffee table book blends journal text with stunning fine art photographs of Africa's most exotic and endangered wildlife. Through Dave's text and photographs you will gain an insight to this beautiful place we call Africa!
This book is a 2nd Edition of the original Safari Journals which now includes 32 new pages covering Dave's last trip to Botswana on November of 2007.
In the past 4 years, I made 4 trips to east Africa in the sole pursuit of fine art photographic images of the people, landscapes and wildlife of this exotic land. July of 2006 marked the first time I began sharing these images with the public and I have been delighted by quickly becoming recognized for my art, with numerous awards and exhibitions. I approach my digital art from a "minimalist" perspective, feeling that less is often more when capturing the essence and subtleties of nature. Digital editing is generally done minimally to convey with accuracy what I envisioned as I released the camera's shutter. Some editing may be done to manage broad tonalities that the eye can see, yet the camera is still unable to capture accurately. All of the images in The Safari Journals can be purchased as fine art prints printed on museum grade paper, and meeting archival standards. To see more, visit Dave's web site at: www.ohlsenphotography.com Dave Ohlsen