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 19,677 photos, 29,675 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,624 photos, 1,990 members
- The Voice of Things 285 photos, 106 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 29,037 photos, 2,005 members
- CARTIFACTS 50,841 photos, 902 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 19,382 photos, 946 members
- Medium Format (film only) 792,367 photos, 32,583 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,425 photos, 481 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,965 photos, 5,851 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 51,848 photos, 5,101 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,107 photos, 2,310 members
- I LOVE FILM! 77,700 photos, 1,245 members
- Mamiya TLR 36,932 photos, 2,780 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 195,967 photos, 18,460 members
- Arch Daily 170,930 photos, 8,129 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,146 photos, 1,605 members
- Rollei 18,837 photos, 666 members
- Fraction Magazine 26,742 photos, 2,877 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 154,043 photos, 3,819 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 38,746 photos, 1,564 members
- 6X6 dogs 151 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 79 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 688 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,938,318 photos, 40,587 members
- FeelScape 8,380 photos, 579 members
- CHAIR 15,812 photos, 3,074 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 316 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 429 photos, 18 members
- Amerikana 17,957 photos, 451 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 76,476 photos, 5,171 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,939 photos, 1,305 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,659 photos, 1,384 members
- why I love Medium Format 12,917 photos, 491 members
- Centritis 3,442 photos, 647 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 13,525 photos, 2,967 members
- Holga 251,844 photos, 19,404 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 181 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 13,923 photos, 398 members
- sechs mal sechs 36,134 photos, 752 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 144,828 photos, 14,293 members
- 6x6. 264,616 photos, 7,271 members
- 6x6 magic 362,320 photos, 10,051 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 112,660 photos, 6,897 members
- Mamiya C330 24,575 photos, 2,215 members
- Grain is Good 387,134 photos, 14,994 members
- Zeiss 217,022 photos, 5,978 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,909 photos, 273 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,055 photos, 232 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