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"The First City in the World to be Lit by Atomic Power"
ARCO is Oliver Dahl's photographic exploration of the town of Arco, Idaho and the nearby Craters of the Moon National Monument. The book features a combination of digital and analog photography, paired with stories about the fatal SL-1 nuclear reactor accident, the "Devil Boat," "Number Hill," and other mysteries and landmarks that dot the high desert.
Hi! I'm Oliver.
I'm the oldest of five kids and grew up in Boise, Idaho. I love photography, writing, alternative rock, Mexican food, barbecue, shoes, and all things retro.
I've always loved stories and the magical vicarious experiences they bring. Early in my life I developed a love for reading and writing. I wrote and self-published my first book at the age of 13, and two other books followed before I graduated high school with my Associate's Degree in 2016. All three books have spent time on Amazon Bestseller Lists under YA Fiction categories. They also earned me a spot as one of Idaho's Top 50 Authors (2011) and Idaho's PTA Student of the Year (2012).
Through various travels and adventures, I've also come to enjoy photography as a medium of storytelling and experience-sharing. I love keeping things colorful and making the ordinary and old look fresh.
From 2017-2019, I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. I'm currently attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, intending to major in Marketing from the Marriott School of Business.
Between Places - Debut Photo Book
Between Places is Oliver Dahl's debut photo book, a hardcover, 140-page collection of full-color photographs taken on the journey—between places. From road trips and cruise ships to hill tops and rest stops, Between Places documents transience in scenes as viewed through car windows and camera lenses.
Equally attentive to the seemingly mundane and common as it is to the spectacular sights of coastal vistas and national park grandeur, the 130 photographs included in Between Places are an eclectic collection of pictures that inspire something like wanderlust.