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 26,170 photos, 34,708 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,299 photos, 2,103 members
- The Voice of Things 312 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 31,609 photos, 2,251 members
- CARTIFACTS 61,390 photos, 944 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,176 photos, 982 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 817,212 photos, 34,824 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,837 photos, 489 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,310 photos, 5,948 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 60,664 photos, 5,488 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,802 photos, 2,289 members
- I LOVE FILM! 95,913 photos, 1,402 members
- Mamiya TLR 39,886 photos, 2,967 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 205,835 photos, 19,828 members
- Arch Daily 195,787 photos, 8,519 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,278 photos, 1,755 members
- Rollei 21,507 photos, 749 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,884 photos, 2,929 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 185,819 photos, 4,031 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 50,803 photos, 1,802 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 90 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 164 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,140,906 photos, 42,717 members
- FeelScape 8,312 photos, 571 members
- CHAIR 16,318 photos, 3,107 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 302 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 19,977 photos, 482 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 81,360 photos, 5,533 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,446 photos, 1,409 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,098 photos, 1,405 members
- why I love Medium Format 21,198 photos, 713 members
- Centritis 3,334 photos, 638 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 14,907 photos, 3,344 members
- Holga 252,103 photos, 19,375 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 15,767 photos, 418 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,820 photos, 777 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 156,357 photos, 16,499 members
- 6x6. 287,245 photos, 7,983 members
- 6x6 magic 380,623 photos, 10,254 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 122,666 photos, 7,333 members
- Mamiya C330 26,318 photos, 2,440 members
- Grain is Good 438,407 photos, 15,702 members
- Zeiss 254,032 photos, 6,406 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,331 photos, 300 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,089 photos, 251 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