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.
- The Voice of Things 286 photos, 107 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 26,962 photos, 1,878 members
- CARTIFACTS 44,989 photos, 875 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 17,454 photos, 921 members
- Medium Format (film only) 771,442 photos, 30,838 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,434 photos, 479 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,070 photos, 5,778 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 46,330 photos, 4,909 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,401 photos, 2,300 members
- I LOVE FILM! 68,782 photos, 1,140 members
- Mamiya TLR 35,330 photos, 2,714 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 190,664 photos, 17,508 members
- Arch Daily 156,669 photos, 7,821 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 15,935 photos, 1,538 members
- Rollei 17,734 photos, 623 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,740 photos, 2,861 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 138,627 photos, 3,655 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 32,654 photos, 1,425 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 691 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,832,569 photos, 39,267 members
- FeelScape 8,501 photos, 580 members
- CHAIR 15,561 photos, 3,051 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 311 photos, 50 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,543 photos, 412 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 73,638 photos, 5,008 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,194 photos, 1,250 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,425 photos, 1,368 members
- why I love Medium Format 9,863 photos, 401 members
- Centritis 3,564 photos, 647 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 12,883 photos, 2,798 members
- Holga 251,605 photos, 19,410 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 177 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 12,827 photos, 388 members
- sechs mal sechs 33,939 photos, 728 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 138,275 photos, 12,808 members
- 6x6. 253,507 photos, 6,872 members
- 6x6 magic 351,997 photos, 9,897 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 106,874 photos, 6,687 members
- Mamiya C330 23,485 photos, 2,134 members
- Grain is Good 361,194 photos, 14,542 members
- Zeiss 197,900 photos, 5,614 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,612 photos, 252 members
- Cambo Large Format 991 photos, 220 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 401 photos, 187 members
- Booooooom.com! 327,733 photos, 17,805 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 !"
September 12th, 2009
"ansel is an exceptionally gifted traveller between design and photography. his stream is an inspiring journey for every visual person."
May 17th, 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.."
December 21st, 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."
September 26th, 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."
September 15th, 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!"
August 16th, 2008
debora smail says:
"master of organic, euphoric imagery - ansel olson captures what us mere mortals can only dream of."
May 13th, 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."
December 19th, 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."
December 19th, 2007
- Ansel Olson
- February 2006
- DC Metro area
- Richmond, VA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Photographer / Designer
- Ansel Olson Design