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 21,074 photos, 31,192 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,953 photos, 2,022 members
- The Voice of Things 285 photos, 107 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 29,629 photos, 2,076 members
- CARTIFACTS 53,065 photos, 915 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 19,897 photos, 954 members
- Medium Format (film only) 798,865 photos, 33,194 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,513 photos, 489 members
- Alcohol as still life 38,379 photos, 5,891 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 53,710 photos, 5,215 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,059 photos, 2,306 members
- I LOVE FILM! 80,274 photos, 1,280 members
- Mamiya TLR 37,621 photos, 2,828 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 197,975 photos, 18,806 members
- Arch Daily 175,922 photos, 8,240 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,208 photos, 1,631 members
- Rollei 19,304 photos, 683 members
- Fraction Magazine 26,545 photos, 2,889 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 161,116 photos, 3,881 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 41,714 photos, 1,622 members
- 6X6 dogs 151 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 81 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 686 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,983,390 photos, 41,084 members
- FeelScape 8,365 photos, 578 members
- CHAIR 15,967 photos, 3,089 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 315 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 429 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 18,394 photos, 465 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 77,299 photos, 5,259 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,202 photos, 1,325 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,780 photos, 1,393 members
- why I love Medium Format 14,438 photos, 536 members
- Centritis 3,432 photos, 645 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 13,998 photos, 3,059 members
- Holga 251,840 photos, 19,416 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 183 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 14,465 photos, 406 members
- sechs mal sechs 36,774 photos, 761 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 147,114 photos, 14,817 members
- 6x6. 269,918 photos, 7,469 members
- 6x6 magic 366,819 photos, 10,098 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 114,894 photos, 7,041 members
- Mamiya C330 25,016 photos, 2,271 members
- Grain is Good 397,979 photos, 15,194 members
- Zeiss 225,593 photos, 6,097 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,977 photos, 275 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,058 photos, 237 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