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 18,351 photos, 27,738 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,275 photos, 1,965 members
- The Voice of Things 286 photos, 106 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 28,138 photos, 1,943 members
- CARTIFACTS 48,093 photos, 892 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 18,519 photos, 941 members
- Medium Format (film only) 784,028 photos, 31,847 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,433 photos, 482 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,597 photos, 5,823 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 49,348 photos, 5,013 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,216 photos, 2,305 members
- I LOVE FILM! 73,398 photos, 1,214 members
- Mamiya TLR 36,015 photos, 2,747 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 193,634 photos, 18,043 members
- Arch Daily 164,582 photos, 7,998 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,096 photos, 1,579 members
- Rollei 18,265 photos, 645 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,029 photos, 2,878 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 149,242 photos, 3,751 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 35,906 photos, 1,508 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 688 photos, 164 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,890,008 photos, 40,045 members
- FeelScape 8,397 photos, 581 members
- CHAIR 15,680 photos, 3,051 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 313 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 17,250 photos, 433 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 75,108 photos, 5,108 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,506 photos, 1,283 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,559 photos, 1,374 members
- why I love Medium Format 11,435 photos, 456 members
- Centritis 3,509 photos, 646 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 13,189 photos, 2,894 members
- Holga 251,836 photos, 19,406 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 179 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 13,469 photos, 397 members
- sechs mal sechs 35,185 photos, 747 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 141,508 photos, 13,682 members
- 6x6. 259,236 photos, 7,120 members
- 6x6 magic 357,507 photos, 10,007 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 109,870 photos, 6,798 members
- Mamiya C330 23,915 photos, 2,175 members
- Grain is Good 375,183 photos, 14,813 members
- Zeiss 208,457 photos, 5,833 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,746 photos, 262 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,028 photos, 226 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