About the Book
This is a folio of 28 digital watercolor images by a process that I developed over a two-year period. It includes images of Russia taken over several visits of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Golden Ring towns, i.e. Rostov and Kostroma. All of the images started out as photographs. It takes time to transform them into images that resemble watercolors. This includes a great deal of preparation and follow-on work when the process is complete.
James F. Olander is a photographer, author, and playwright currently living in Arlington Virginia. He has traveled to over one hundred countries and island groups worldwide, always with a camera. His career was as a Federal Administrator, but his life passions have always been history, art, photography, travel, and theatre. His writings have appeared in publications, and his pictures have been featured in publications, magazines, calendars and in exhibits in Europe, Asia and in North America. His work is now in private collections worldwide. He has been a tour guide and helped organize tours and lectures in a number of International cities.