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 27,679 photos, 35,792 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,708 photos, 2,111 members
- The Voice of Things 309 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,019 photos, 2,327 members
- CARTIFACTS 63,260 photos, 947 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,636 photos, 990 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 819,974 photos, 35,197 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,908 photos, 492 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,612 photos, 5,973 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 62,216 photos, 5,585 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,761 photos, 2,301 members
- I LOVE FILM! 97,782 photos, 1,430 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,411 photos, 3,018 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 207,685 photos, 19,975 members
- Arch Daily 200,547 photos, 8,562 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,192 photos, 1,771 members
- Rollei 21,829 photos, 765 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,779 photos, 2,921 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 191,959 photos, 4,054 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 53,163 photos, 1,842 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 99 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 162 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,179,632 photos, 43,143 members
- FeelScape 8,296 photos, 570 members
- CHAIR 16,376 photos, 3,108 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 303 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 19,952 photos, 491 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 82,139 photos, 5,597 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,520 photos, 1,427 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,174 photos, 1,397 members
- why I love Medium Format 23,298 photos, 761 members
- Centritis 3,366 photos, 637 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,191 photos, 3,458 members
- Holga 252,348 photos, 19,361 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 110 photos, 184 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,730 photos, 420 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,705 photos, 784 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 158,457 photos, 16,840 members
- 6x6. 292,033 photos, 8,131 members
- 6x6 magic 383,059 photos, 10,337 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 124,696 photos, 7,412 members
- Mamiya C330 26,613 photos, 2,480 members
- Grain is Good 448,164 photos, 15,836 members
- Zeiss 261,165 photos, 6,494 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,403 photos, 307 members
- Cambo Large Format 1,104 photos, 254 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