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 2,426 photos, 93 members
- Flickr Friday 29,815 photos, 36,744 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,058 photos, 2,136 members
- The Voice of Things 304 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,691 photos, 2,385 members
- CARTIFACTS 67,250 photos, 949 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,251 photos, 1,000 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 822,624 photos, 35,621 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,934 photos, 498 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,039 photos, 5,988 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 64,250 photos, 5,688 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,678 photos, 2,309 members
- I LOVE FILM! 102,495 photos, 1,461 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,785 photos, 3,062 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 209,879 photos, 20,212 members
- Arch Daily 206,100 photos, 8,637 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,184 photos, 1,790 members
- Rollei 22,521 photos, 788 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,702 photos, 2,933 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 198,956 photos, 4,084 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 55,364 photos, 1,864 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 100 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 653 photos, 159 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,224,120 photos, 43,629 members
- FeelScape 8,274 photos, 570 members
- CHAIR 16,475 photos, 3,109 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 306 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,335 photos, 492 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 83,089 photos, 5,659 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,639 photos, 1,458 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,242 photos, 1,404 members
- why I love Medium Format 25,413 photos, 813 members
- Centritis 3,345 photos, 635 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,407 photos, 3,532 members
- Holga 252,735 photos, 19,360 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 110 photos, 185 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 16,138 photos, 421 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,599 photos, 791 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 161,033 photos, 17,299 members
- 6x6. 297,418 photos, 8,289 members
- 6x6 magic 387,595 photos, 10,410 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 127,135 photos, 7,515 members
- Mamiya C330 27,007 photos, 2,525 members
- Grain is Good 457,569 photos, 15,974 members
- Zeiss 268,639 photos, 6,574 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,528 photos, 311 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