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 27,121 photos, 35,378 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,601 photos, 2,103 members
- The Voice of Things 310 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 31,939 photos, 2,293 members
- CARTIFACTS 62,646 photos, 945 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,395 photos, 987 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 817,712 photos, 35,050 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,909 photos, 492 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,509 photos, 5,958 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 61,573 photos, 5,551 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,774 photos, 2,298 members
- I LOVE FILM! 96,442 photos, 1,416 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,258 photos, 3,005 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 206,903 photos, 19,924 members
- Arch Daily 198,890 photos, 8,544 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,264 photos, 1,768 members
- Rollei 21,569 photos, 757 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,833 photos, 2,922 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 189,536 photos, 4,046 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 52,165 photos, 1,828 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 90 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 162 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,165,084 photos, 42,963 members
- FeelScape 8,304 photos, 570 members
- CHAIR 16,331 photos, 3,103 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 302 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 19,947 photos, 486 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 81,891 photos, 5,573 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,465 photos, 1,416 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,145 photos, 1,401 members
- why I love Medium Format 22,403 photos, 737 members
- Centritis 3,328 photos, 638 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,107 photos, 3,417 members
- Holga 252,156 photos, 19,354 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 110 photos, 184 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,655 photos, 420 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,487 photos, 780 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 157,570 photos, 16,716 members
- 6x6. 289,811 photos, 8,074 members
- 6x6 magic 381,300 photos, 10,301 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 123,829 photos, 7,382 members
- Mamiya C330 26,560 photos, 2,468 members
- Grain is Good 443,687 photos, 15,789 members
- Zeiss 257,411 photos, 6,468 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,387 photos, 302 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,101 photos, 252 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