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.
- Flickr Friday 25,742 photos, 34,438 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,113 photos, 2,094 members
- The Voice of Things 313 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 31,393 photos, 2,243 members
- CARTIFACTS 60,372 photos, 941 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,003 photos, 980 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 815,536 photos, 34,628 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,467 photos, 477 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,171 photos, 5,940 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 59,807 photos, 5,448 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,824 photos, 2,292 members
- I LOVE FILM! 94,557 photos, 1,380 members
- Mamiya TLR 39,652 photos, 2,945 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 204,780 photos, 19,712 members
- Arch Daily 193,109 photos, 8,499 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,345 photos, 1,740 members
- Rollei 21,309 photos, 739 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,934 photos, 2,922 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 182,820 photos, 4,015 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 50,053 photos, 1,787 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 90 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,122,004 photos, 42,510 members
- FeelScape 8,318 photos, 573 members
- CHAIR 16,250 photos, 3,104 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 302 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 429 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 19,925 photos, 480 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 80,901 photos, 5,500 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,387 photos, 1,401 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,052 photos, 1,404 members
- why I love Medium Format 20,279 photos, 694 members
- Centritis 3,336 photos, 640 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 14,758 photos, 3,294 members
- Holga 251,963 photos, 19,368 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 112 photos, 183 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,627 photos, 418 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,412 photos, 775 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 155,395 photos, 16,354 members
- 6x6. 284,705 photos, 7,929 members
- 6x6 magic 378,900 photos, 10,222 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 121,749 photos, 7,300 members
- Mamiya C330 26,079 photos, 2,424 members
- Grain is Good 434,136 photos, 15,657 members
- Zeiss 251,124 photos, 6,370 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,319 photos, 297 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,077 photos, 250 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