I was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up near Southeast DC. My ancestors include a cartographer, a decorator, a master carpenter, and more than a few vikings.
ansel olson photography
ansel olson design
there is a lot of really great work on flickr.
my wife is my true love.
groups for which I admin:
pastoral impressions (invite only)
ambient (invite only)
© All rights reserved. Please do not use my images without permission.
- Medium Format (film only) 672,585 photos, 26,259 members
- MORE WITH LESS 1,862 photos, 447 members
- Alcohol as still life 34,129 photos, 5,563 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 27,225 photos, 4,116 members
- Ladder to the Stars 20,399 photos, 2,241 members
- I LOVE FILM! 48,056 photos, 863 members
- Mamiya TLR 30,076 photos, 2,433 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 170,992 photos, 14,612 members
- Arch Daily 122,193 photos, 6,653 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 15,389 photos, 1,311 members
- Rollei 14,068 photos, 542 members
- Fraction Magazine 30,116 photos, 2,706 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 91,598 photos, 2,999 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 15,916 photos, 852 members
- 6X6 dogs 161 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 68 photos, 17 members
- i.e.* 253 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 697 photos, 160 members
- Mamiya TLR color only 1,101 photos, 103 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,477,011 photos, 34,638 members
- FeelScape 9,180 photos, 583 members
- CHAIR 14,246 photos, 3,027 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 304 photos, 47 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 215 photos, 14 members
- We have a plan 3,699 photos, 708 members
- Amerikana 16,473 photos, 340 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 64,355 photos, 4,195 members
- Canon FT/FTb 14,562 photos, 1,068 members
- Camera Porn Friday 4,698 photos, 1,363 members
- Centritis 3,822 photos, 652 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 11,168 photos, 2,304 members
- Holga 250,036 photos, 19,391 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 126 photos, 139 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 10,881 photos, 362 members
- sechs mal sechs 28,755 photos, 644 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 117,227 photos, 8,823 members
- 6x6. 217,088 photos, 6,236 members
- 6x6 magic 311,863 photos, 9,336 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 89,533 photos, 6,014 members
- Mamiya C330 19,361 photos, 1,844 members
- Grain is Good 271,270 photos, 12,828 members
- Zeiss 150,683 photos, 4,897 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,050 photos, 177 members
- Cambo Large Format 858 photos, 185 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 306 photos, 155 members
- Booooooom.com! 265,407 photos, 16,463 members
- PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED 954 photos, 199 members
- I Love Your Photo. To Death. 176 photos, 63 members
- bokeh.* (FILM ONLY!) 38,708 photos, 1,551 members
"One of my first contact on flickr and always one of the first stream that I precipitate to visit. Ansel's photography are beautifully capturated and precise. A distinct eye, a share of imagination, a smart vision and to form the whole a great altruism ... you are incredible my friend, never stop Man !"
12th September, 2009
"ansel is an exceptionally gifted traveller between design and photography. his stream is an inspiring journey for every visual person."
17th May, 2009
crack jackson jr says:
"so much to learn from, to be inspired by, and await whatever's next to come. like all the best photographers, he's changed the way i look at the world, and that's the highest compliment i can give.."
21st December, 2008
"Ansel's photography exists on the fine edge between light and darkness. It is color and clarity.. softness and subtlety. It is the real deal. The world is transformed through his eyes, and those fortunate enough to see that world he creates will understand beauty on an entirely different level.
Trust me.. you want to be one of those fortunate ones. So explore his photography, and be amazed.
His images are epics, and he is larger than life. And top of all of that, he is one cool dude."
26th September, 2008
le vent le cri says:
"Holy cow! I didn't wrote you a testimonial! I'm disappointed with myself. ;-)
Anyway, Ansel's work is perfect. More than perfect and I'm not overacting. He really is something. His work is so inspiring and professional. Thank you for sharing beautiful parts of life with us! :-)
Be here and shine forever."
15th September, 2008
• CHRISTIAN • says:
"Ansel's pictures always display an enjoyable blend of poetry, aesthetic, consistancy and personal vision. He has also unquestionably become a master at the art bokeh photography. Refreshing and inspiring. Bravo!"
16th August, 2008
debora smail says:
"master of organic, euphoric imagery - ansel olson captures what us mere mortals can only dream of."
13th May, 2008
"Ansel's design sensibilities flow through his work in a gorgeous, subtle way. I admire his photography so thoroughly as it is what I strive to achieve: finding beauty in the ordinary and injecting photographs with rich narratives and playful contemplation. I sincerely find myself wanting to bask in everything he uploads. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to see these little windows onto Ansel's world. His work is so genuine, yet refined and carefully, sensitively approached. He brings the mundane to life and he inspires and challenges me daily to look closer and find magic in the spaces in-between."
19th December, 2007
Brandon Page says:
"If I were ever to be cloned, or at the very least had a cosmic creative twin, it might very well by Ansel Olson. I find myself relating to his very of the world on a daily basis. I am happy that Flickr brought our Pentax cameras in allignment."
19th December, 2007
- Ansel Olson
- February 2006
- DC Metro area
- Richmond, VA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Photographer / Designer
- Ansel Olson Design