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 2,136 photos, 92 members
- Flickr Friday 29,298 photos, 36,479 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,910 photos, 2,129 members
- The Voice of Things 308 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,445 photos, 2,365 members
- CARTIFACTS 64,372 photos, 946 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,077 photos, 1,001 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 820,283 photos, 35,495 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,890 photos, 497 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,900 photos, 5,977 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 63,659 photos, 5,656 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,682 photos, 2,306 members
- I LOVE FILM! 101,181 photos, 1,457 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,821 photos, 3,045 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 209,089 photos, 20,132 members
- Arch Daily 204,434 photos, 8,621 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,187 photos, 1,782 members
- Rollei 22,325 photos, 783 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,710 photos, 2,930 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 196,879 photos, 4,076 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 54,692 photos, 1,859 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 99 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 653 photos, 159 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,210,121 photos, 43,508 members
- FeelScape 8,274 photos, 569 members
- CHAIR 16,413 photos, 3,104 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 305 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,257 photos, 491 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 82,757 photos, 5,631 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,597 photos, 1,452 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,208 photos, 1,403 members
- why I love Medium Format 24,713 photos, 796 members
- Centritis 3,345 photos, 636 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,339 photos, 3,510 members
- Holga 252,542 photos, 19,357 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 15,995 photos, 421 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,422 photos, 790 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 160,152 photos, 17,157 members
- 6x6. 295,727 photos, 8,242 members
- 6x6 magic 386,092 photos, 10,378 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 126,531 photos, 7,492 members
- Mamiya C330 26,826 photos, 2,511 members
- Grain is Good 455,329 photos, 15,944 members
- Zeiss 266,226 photos, 6,545 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,471 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