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. In 2022, I graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a major in Marketing from the Marriott School of Business.
pop. 995 (2010 Census)
"The First City in the World to be Lit by Atomic Power"
ARCO explores 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.
Wendover, Utah + Nevada
pop. 5,810 (2010 Census)
"Where the West Begins!"
WENDOVER is Oliver Dahl's second published photographic exploration of a small town. The book features a combination of digital and analog photography, paired with stories and history from this town in the Great Salt Lake Desert. From gambling and speed racing to scuba diving and bombing ranges, Wendover is much more than just a sleepy city by the salt flats.
Green River, Utah
pop. 847 (2020 Census)
"Waypoint to Wild"
GREEN RIVER is Oliver Dahl's third photo book in a series documenting small towns of the American West. It studies the history and landscape of Green River, Utah. Surrounded by stunning geology and crowded national parks, most visitors drive right past it—unaware of its rich history and small town charm. The remnants of cowboys, railroads, and Cold War-era missile testing sites are left behind.