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.
- Through the Medium 2,743 photos, 107 members
- Flickr Friday 30,660 photos, 37,076 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,227 photos, 2,144 members
- The Voice of Things 304 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,730 photos, 2,396 members
- CARTIFACTS 68,763 photos, 955 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,410 photos, 1,003 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 824,398 photos, 35,794 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,933 photos, 496 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,196 photos, 5,993 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 64,923 photos, 5,717 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,672 photos, 2,304 members
- I LOVE FILM! 102,855 photos, 1,471 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,851 photos, 3,070 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 210,643 photos, 20,283 members
- Arch Daily 203,017 photos, 8,649 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,168 photos, 1,795 members
- Rollei 22,688 photos, 790 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,615 photos, 2,925 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 201,408 photos, 4,092 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 56,048 photos, 1,878 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 101 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 160 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,236,480 photos, 43,769 members
- FeelScape 8,271 photos, 570 members
- CHAIR 16,529 photos, 3,108 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 306 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,475 photos, 495 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 83,068 photos, 5,678 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,761 photos, 1,467 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,286 photos, 1,405 members
- why I love Medium Format 26,161 photos, 824 members
- Centritis 3,344 photos, 633 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,412 photos, 3,557 members
- Holga 252,675 photos, 19,353 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 109 photos, 186 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 16,279 photos, 423 members
- sechs mal sechs 39,635 photos, 789 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 161,844 photos, 17,398 members
- 6x6. 298,911 photos, 8,335 members
- 6x6 magic 388,850 photos, 10,431 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 127,866 photos, 7,531 members
- Mamiya C330 27,068 photos, 2,536 members
- Grain is Good 461,620 photos, 15,999 members
- Zeiss 271,040 photos, 6,600 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,597 photos, 316 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