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 26,110 photos, 1,800 members
- CARTIFACTS 42,298 photos, 861 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 16,343 photos, 896 members
- Medium Format (film only) 756,923 photos, 29,975 members
- MORE WITH LESS 2,268 photos, 477 members
- Alcohol as still life 36,529 photos, 5,747 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 43,914 photos, 4,802 members
- Ladder to the Stars 19,509 photos, 2,293 members
- I LOVE FILM! 64,556 photos, 1,069 members
- Mamiya TLR 34,580 photos, 2,675 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 188,254 photos, 17,013 members
- Arch Daily 150,249 photos, 7,612 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 15,804 photos, 1,487 members
- Rollei 17,326 photos, 607 members
- Fraction Magazine 27,988 photos, 2,856 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 127,903 photos, 3,562 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 29,414 photos, 1,326 members
- 6X6 dogs 154 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 80 photos, 16 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 691 photos, 164 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,778,567 photos, 38,562 members
- FeelScape 8,577 photos, 583 members
- CHAIR 15,430 photos, 3,049 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 321 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 299 photos, 17 members
- Amerikana 16,094 photos, 397 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 72,099 photos, 4,903 members
- Canon FT/FTb 15,958 photos, 1,216 members
- Camera Porn Friday 5,314 photos, 1,372 members
- why I love Medium Format 8,532 photos, 337 members
- Centritis 3,574 photos, 648 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 12,558 photos, 2,712 members
- Holga 251,517 photos, 19,404 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 128 photos, 174 members
- Team ShipAway 1,240 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 12,447 photos, 387 members
- sechs mal sechs 33,518 photos, 718 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 135,240 photos, 11,891 members
- 6x6. 249,052 photos, 6,703 members
- 6x6 magic 347,713 photos, 9,844 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 103,572 photos, 6,587 members
- Mamiya C330 22,980 photos, 2,087 members
- Grain is Good 346,662 photos, 14,281 members
- Zeiss 189,658 photos, 5,466 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 1,439 photos, 237 members
- Cambo Large Format 963 photos, 210 members
- Hopperscapes : Emptiness Crowded With Solitude 385 photos, 182 members
- Booooooom.com! 318,516 photos, 17,636 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