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.
- Auto-Anthropology 19,107 photos, 1,951 members
- The Voice of Things 287 photos, 106 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 27,809 photos, 1,914 members
- CARTIFACTS 47,102 photos, 892 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 18,154 photos, 931 members
- Medium Format (film only) 779,983 photos, 31,532 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,462 photos, 484 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,471 photos, 5,806 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 48,212 photos, 4,982 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,266 photos, 2,304 members
- I LOVE FILM! 71,783 photos, 1,191 members
- Mamiya TLR 35,741 photos, 2,737 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 192,782 photos, 17,895 members
- Arch Daily 161,845 photos, 7,942 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,063 photos, 1,566 members
- Rollei 18,046 photos, 636 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,269 photos, 2,871 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 144,176 photos, 3,728 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 34,763 photos, 1,487 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 20 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 688 photos, 164 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,871,447 photos, 39,773 members
- FeelScape 8,417 photos, 579 members
- CHAIR 15,660 photos, 3,050 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 312 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,993 photos, 427 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 74,694 photos, 5,075 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,459 photos, 1,272 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,497 photos, 1,371 members
- why I love Medium Format 10,923 photos, 443 members
- Centritis 3,530 photos, 649 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 13,051 photos, 2,866 members
- Holga 251,879 photos, 19,413 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 178 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 13,282 photos, 394 members
- sechs mal sechs 34,564 photos, 739 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 140,285 photos, 13,369 members
- 6x6. 257,402 photos, 7,040 members
- 6x6 magic 355,910 photos, 9,972 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 108,944 photos, 6,759 members
- Mamiya C330 23,682 photos, 2,161 members
- Grain is Good 370,605 photos, 14,723 members
- Zeiss 205,137 photos, 5,762 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,690 photos, 256 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,007 photos, 224 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 422 photos, 194 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