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 24,354 photos, 33,597 members
- Auto-Anthropology 20,902 photos, 2,079 members
- The Voice of Things 312 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 31,026 photos, 2,198 members
- CARTIFACTS 58,487 photos, 940 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 21,513 photos, 983 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 812,200 photos, 34,426 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,481 photos, 483 members
- Alcohol as still life 38,977 photos, 5,929 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 58,497 photos, 5,407 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,846 photos, 2,293 members
- I LOVE FILM! 91,697 photos, 1,355 members
- Mamiya TLR 39,126 photos, 2,909 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 203,295 photos, 19,506 members
- Arch Daily 189,572 photos, 8,452 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,386 photos, 1,725 members
- Rollei 20,869 photos, 733 members
- Fraction Magazine 26,043 photos, 2,913 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 177,381 photos, 4,000 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 48,202 photos, 1,762 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 85 photos, 17 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 161 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,093,901 photos, 42,207 members
- FeelScape 8,336 photos, 575 members
- CHAIR 16,178 photos, 3,104 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 302 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 429 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 19,549 photos, 477 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 80,119 photos, 5,453 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,268 photos, 1,387 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,979 photos, 1,404 members
- why I love Medium Format 18,840 photos, 659 members
- Centritis 3,380 photos, 641 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 14,601 photos, 3,235 members
- Holga 252,017 photos, 19,389 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 112 photos, 183 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,462 photos, 415 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,125 photos, 774 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 153,258 photos, 16,159 members
- 6x6. 281,088 photos, 7,847 members
- 6x6 magic 376,072 photos, 10,187 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 120,044 photos, 7,256 members
- Mamiya C330 25,788 photos, 2,396 members
- Grain is Good 426,454 photos, 15,565 members
- Zeiss 246,016 photos, 6,313 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,254 photos, 292 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,058 photos, 245 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