Oliver Dahl is a published author and photographer from Boise, Idaho.
He currently studies marketing at Brigham Young University.
What is Synthetic Photography?
The art world has a long history of natural evolution, with each forthcoming style being rejected to some extent by the proponents of the preceding movement. Just within the realm of "modern art," we learn that the transitions between Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and so on weren't always met with enthusiasm.
How NFTs Could Save Wikipedia
Perhaps you, like me, have opened a Wikipedia article only to be greeted by a big banner ad petitioning for your donation. It usually has the tone of something your grandmother might share on her Facebook feed. (You know, something to the affect of, "Share this post if you love puppies—only puppy haters will keep scrolling!")
5 Things I've Learned After 10 Years of Self-Publishing
The publishing world has changed a lot in the last ten years... and so have I! After self-publishing my first book, The Dreamers, at age 13, I've had a front row seat to the changes happening for authors and readers alike.
Taking the Long Way Home
2021 started off with a photography road trip. Well... it was really just driving back to Utah from Idaho for a new semester of school after the holidays. But I decided to make a trip of it--turning a 6 hour drive into weekend-long adventure through new parts of Idaho.
The Chipmunks of Mt. Howard, Oregon
Northeast Oregon's Mt. Howard is a beautiful feature of the landscape--boasting views of Lake Wallowa and the valley where Chief Joseph and his people spent their summers. It is home to a variety of wildflowers, the steepest tram in North America, and what must be the most pampered family of chipmunks I've ever met.
Don't Call My Art "Content."
I am a photographer. A writer. A creator. An artist. But don't even think about calling me a "content creator." I think our words have power. The way we refer to things can have an impact on how we think about and value them. (Which is probably why your mom wouldn't like it if you called her "woman.")
- Second Place in Thrift Finds Challenge
My First Film CameraSecond Place in Thrift Finds Challenge
Spring had come to stay in Boise, Idaho. The bright, April afternoon light filtered through the windows and around the bookcases and clothing racks that lined them. Whether as a result of the sunshine or thanks to the warmth of my own nostalgia, I remember a corner of the thrift store being bathed in orange light, with dust and the smell of old books sparkling in the air.
"THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE" - A Photo Series
It seems like some people like being IN a relationship more than they like the PERSON they are in the relationship with. I've thought about this idea lot. In watching friends and acquaintances come in and out of relationships. In analyzing relationships of my own. Something about that idea scares me. I want to whole-heartedly love the person I'm with--for who they are, not just what they do. I want to love them complexly, deeply, and authentically. I want to love them even more than I love holding hands or kissing goodnight.