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, 105 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 26,685 photos, 1,846 members
- CARTIFACTS 43,805 photos, 867 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 16,890 photos, 904 members
- Medium Format (film only) 764,853 photos, 30,423 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,263 photos, 473 members
- Alcohol as still life 36,818 photos, 5,762 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 45,141 photos, 4,864 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,450 photos, 2,298 members
- I LOVE FILM! 66,498 photos, 1,104 members
- Mamiya TLR 35,208 photos, 2,705 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 189,835 photos, 17,238 members
- Arch Daily 153,615 photos, 7,709 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 15,943 photos, 1,514 members
- Rollei 17,539 photos, 615 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,885 photos, 2,856 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 132,866 photos, 3,614 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 31,088 photos, 1,384 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!! 1,807,063 photos, 38,910 members
- FeelScape 8,549 photos, 582 members
- CHAIR 15,508 photos, 3,052 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 321 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,334 photos, 404 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 73,074 photos, 4,964 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,133 photos, 1,237 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,378 photos, 1,368 members
- why I love Medium Format 9,210 photos, 371 members
- Centritis 3,569 photos, 649 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 12,708 photos, 2,761 members
- Holga 251,418 photos, 19,409 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 126 photos, 177 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 12,612 photos, 388 members
- sechs mal sechs 33,552 photos, 722 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 136,853 photos, 12,348 members
- 6x6. 251,594 photos, 6,792 members
- 6x6 magic 350,201 photos, 9,864 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 105,493 photos, 6,641 members
- Mamiya C330 23,332 photos, 2,114 members
- Grain is Good 354,351 photos, 14,412 members
- Zeiss 193,975 photos, 5,550 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,544 photos, 247 members
- Cambo Large Format 987 photos, 216 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 395 photos, 184 members
- Booooooom.com! 323,950 photos, 17,738 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