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 18,905 photos, 28,451 members
- Auto-Anthropology 19,405 photos, 1,972 members
- The Voice of Things 285 photos, 106 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 28,378 photos, 1,974 members
- CARTIFACTS 49,255 photos, 894 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 18,901 photos, 942 members
- Medium Format (film only) 788,060 photos, 32,150 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,430 photos, 482 members
- Alcohol as still life 37,768 photos, 5,833 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 50,640 photos, 5,048 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,184 photos, 2,305 members
- I LOVE FILM! 75,371 photos, 1,224 members
- Mamiya TLR 36,323 photos, 2,762 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 194,660 photos, 18,213 members
- Arch Daily 167,128 photos, 8,062 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,104 photos, 1,592 members
- Rollei 18,563 photos, 656 members
- Fraction Magazine 26,902 photos, 2,878 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 149,750 photos, 3,790 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 37,145 photos, 1,535 members
- 6X6 dogs 152 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 688 photos, 163 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,911,226 photos, 40,281 members
- FeelScape 8,376 photos, 580 members
- CHAIR 15,742 photos, 3,060 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 316 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 17,631 photos, 443 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 75,652 photos, 5,139 members
- Canon FT/FTb 16,684 photos, 1,292 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,606 photos, 1,378 members
- why I love Medium Format 11,925 photos, 473 members
- Centritis 3,507 photos, 646 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 13,329 photos, 2,919 members
- Holga 251,827 photos, 19,403 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 113 photos, 181 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 13,647 photos, 398 members
- sechs mal sechs 35,737 photos, 747 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 142,934 photos, 13,965 members
- 6x6. 261,781 photos, 7,185 members
- 6x6 magic 359,715 photos, 10,026 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 111,000 photos, 6,838 members
- Mamiya C330 24,107 photos, 2,192 members
- Grain is Good 380,242 photos, 14,879 members
- Zeiss 211,975 photos, 5,898 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,830 photos, 270 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,039 photos, 231 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