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 23,741 photos, 33,148 members
- Auto-Anthropology 20,724 photos, 2,079 members
- The Voice of Things 312 photos, 115 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 30,863 photos, 2,182 members
- CARTIFACTS 57,612 photos, 938 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 21,237 photos, 979 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 810,512 photos, 34,280 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,483 photos, 484 members
- Alcohol as still life 38,878 photos, 5,926 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 58,044 photos, 5,376 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,852 photos, 2,296 members
- I LOVE FILM! 90,296 photos, 1,346 members
- Mamiya TLR 38,902 photos, 2,899 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 202,545 photos, 19,417 members
- Arch Daily 187,636 photos, 8,427 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,356 photos, 1,712 members
- Rollei 20,670 photos, 727 members
- Fraction Magazine 26,140 photos, 2,905 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 174,692 photos, 3,984 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 47,445 photos, 1,745 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 84 photos, 17 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 161 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,077,675 photos, 42,070 members
- FeelScape 8,338 photos, 575 members
- CHAIR 16,139 photos, 3,099 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 300 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 429 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 19,360 photos, 477 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 79,774 photos, 5,428 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,194 photos, 1,379 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,984 photos, 1,403 members
- why I love Medium Format 18,080 photos, 641 members
- Centritis 3,387 photos, 641 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 14,518 photos, 3,208 members
- Holga 252,072 photos, 19,387 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 15,317 photos, 412 members
- sechs mal sechs 37,818 photos, 771 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 152,307 photos, 16,011 members
- 6x6. 279,551 photos, 7,806 members
- 6x6 magic 375,554 photos, 10,172 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 119,173 photos, 7,218 members
- Mamiya C330 25,692 photos, 2,372 members
- Grain is Good 422,158 photos, 15,495 members
- Zeiss 242,739 photos, 6,288 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,210 photos, 288 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,054 photos, 244 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