Artists Profile: Elizabeth and Olof Carmel

TRUCKEE’S CARMEL GALLERY FEATURES the work of Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, who are Truckee-based photographers specializing in unique and expressive landscapes of the natural world.

Their prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world. All their works are printed as museum-quality pigment prints using archival inks and museum-quality printing materials.

The Carmels live full-time in Truckee, and have a daughter who attends Truckee Elementary School. They are active in the local community—Olof participates in local nordic ski racing & coaching organizations, and Elizabeth is a Girl Scout Leader and contributes her time and photographic talents to local and national Land Trust organizations.

Elizabeth is an award-winning photographer and the author of the best selling photography book Brilliant Waters, Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and the High Sierra, with a foreword by Robert Redford. Signed copies of her book are available for purchase at the gallery.

Using a 39 megapixel Hassel-blad camera, her work emphasizes incredible detail, extraordinary composition and unparalleled color and tonal range. Her prints are available in small, exclusive limited editions of 50.

Elizabeth’s work has been featured in many magazines,including Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Magazine, People, and Sunset. Her work is in many private and corporate collections and has been displayed at prominent museums.

Olof is a versatile photographer who’s work is in galleries throughout the west,including the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite and in Alaska. Olof began his career in a prominent San Francisco Bay Area custom B&W lab ( in 1981.

During the ‘80s and ‘90s he worked and photographed as a backcountry ranger with the National Park Service in Yosemite, Denali, Glacier, Mt. Rainier and Rocky Mountain National Parks. He has devoted much of the past two years to designing and building this new gallery building.

In addition to photography, Olof has a background in drawing and watercolors—an influence that can be seen in his images. His popular prints are available in small open editions or as limited editions of 200.

The Carmels recently opened a newly expanded art gallery, located at 9940 Donner Pass Road in historic downtown Truckee, California, the gateway to the Lake Tahoe region.

The new 2600 sq. ft. Carmel Gallery features a stunning collection of fine art landscape photography by Olof & Elizabeth Carmel, along with a unique and exciting collection of sculpture, woodwork, asian antiques and Berkeley Mills furnishings.

The Carmel’s specialize in unique installations of their work and can print their images on fine art papers and canvas from 10×15” in size up to 6 x10 feet in size. The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5. More information is available at the following links:
The Carmel Gallery
9940 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, just one
building east of the Truckee Hotel, Main St.

(Photos from Carmel Gallery)

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