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 18,969 photos, 1,946 members
- The Voice of Things 287 photos, 106 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 27,489 photos, 1,898 members
- CARTIFACTS 46,293 photos, 884 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 17,894 photos, 930 members
- Medium Format (film only) 776,193 photos, 31,259 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,466 photos, 485 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,350 photos, 5,795 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 47,469 photos, 4,951 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,296 photos, 2,303 members
- I LOVE FILM! 71,002 photos, 1,174 members
- Mamiya TLR 35,516 photos, 2,731 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 191,875 photos, 17,761 members
- Arch Daily 159,537 photos, 7,894 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,006 photos, 1,557 members
- Rollei 17,934 photos, 631 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,374 photos, 2,864 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 141,860 photos, 3,690 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 33,961 photos, 1,459 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 690 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,855,718 photos, 39,551 members
- FeelScape 8,419 photos, 577 members
- CHAIR 15,600 photos, 3,049 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 312 photos, 50 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,735 photos, 421 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 74,151 photos, 5,046 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,400 photos, 1,260 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,505 photos, 1,373 members
- why I love Medium Format 10,481 photos, 427 members
- Centritis 3,530 photos, 649 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 12,943 photos, 2,838 members
- Holga 251,685 photos, 19,414 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 178 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 13,189 photos, 395 members
- sechs mal sechs 34,293 photos, 731 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 139,644 photos, 13,159 members
- 6x6. 255,855 photos, 6,979 members
- 6x6 magic 354,656 photos, 9,944 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 108,087 photos, 6,733 members
- Mamiya C330 23,526 photos, 2,148 members
- Grain is Good 367,248 photos, 14,651 members
- Zeiss 201,949 photos, 5,707 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,669 photos, 254 members
- Cambo Large Format 993 photos, 223 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 413 photos, 192 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