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.
- The Voice of Things 287 photos, 103 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 26,369 photos, 1,827 members
- CARTIFACTS 43,171 photos, 864 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 16,634 photos, 902 members
- Medium Format (film only) 760,269 photos, 30,186 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,266 photos, 473 members
- Alcohol as still life 36,650 photos, 5,759 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 44,620 photos, 4,828 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,485 photos, 2,294 members
- I LOVE FILM! 65,517 photos, 1,088 members
- Mamiya TLR 34,909 photos, 2,684 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 189,137 photos, 17,111 members
- Arch Daily 152,012 photos, 7,662 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 15,891 photos, 1,494 members
- Rollei 17,430 photos, 610 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,897 photos, 2,854 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 130,626 photos, 3,585 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 30,237 photos, 1,354 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 691 photos, 165 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,792,444 photos, 38,773 members
- FeelScape 8,554 photos, 582 members
- CHAIR 15,459 photos, 3,050 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 321 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,196 photos, 400 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 72,615 photos, 4,930 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,034 photos, 1,226 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,352 photos, 1,370 members
- why I love Medium Format 8,862 photos, 350 members
- Centritis 3,570 photos, 648 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 12,650 photos, 2,741 members
- Holga 251,618 photos, 19,409 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 127 photos, 175 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 12,538 photos, 388 members
- sechs mal sechs 33,277 photos, 720 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 135,906 photos, 12,100 members
- 6x6. 250,222 photos, 6,736 members
- 6x6 magic 349,147 photos, 9,856 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 104,520 photos, 6,619 members
- Mamiya C330 23,165 photos, 2,098 members
- Grain is Good 350,213 photos, 14,330 members
- Zeiss 191,901 photos, 5,504 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,499 photos, 240 members
- Cambo Large Format 975 photos, 211 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 392 photos, 184 members
- Booooooom.com! 320,937 photos, 17,668 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