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 5,078 photos, 134 members
- Flickr Friday 34,644 photos, 40,227 members
- Auto-Anthropology 23,031 photos, 2,188 members
- The Voice of Things 300 photos, 119 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,726 photos, 2,465 members
- CARTIFACTS 91,277 photos, 973 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 24,171 photos, 994 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 808,647 photos, 36,355 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,916 photos, 494 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,690 photos, 5,998 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 68,337 photos, 5,862 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,505 photos, 2,289 members
- I LOVE FILM! 109,436 photos, 1,504 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,659 photos, 3,151 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 214,043 photos, 20,545 members
- Arch Daily 210,661 photos, 8,707 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,037 photos, 1,816 members
- Rollei 23,626 photos, 818 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,447 photos, 2,901 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 213,098 photos, 4,099 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 59,728 photos, 1,931 members
- 6X6 dogs 146 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 113 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 158 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,244,909 photos, 44,447 members
- FeelScape 8,135 photos, 568 members
- CHAIR 16,694 photos, 3,100 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 295 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 21,310 photos, 506 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 85,156 photos, 5,791 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,210 photos, 1,508 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,470 photos, 1,402 members
- why I love Medium Format 29,913 photos, 903 members
- Centritis 3,318 photos, 631 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,761 photos, 3,671 members
- Holga 252,673 photos, 19,297 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 109 photos, 190 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,843 photos, 427 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,618 photos, 797 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 166,140 photos, 17,981 members
- 6x6. 302,351 photos, 8,563 members
- 6x6 magic 382,143 photos, 10,522 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 128,435 photos, 7,704 members
- Mamiya C330 27,642 photos, 2,613 members
- Grain is Good 479,721 photos, 16,173 members
- Zeiss 283,315 photos, 6,707 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,746 photos, 332 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