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 3,531 photos, 114 members
- Flickr Friday 31,729 photos, 37,475 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,504 photos, 2,158 members
- The Voice of Things 303 photos, 121 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,057 photos, 2,421 members
- CARTIFACTS 87,750 photos, 958 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,689 photos, 1,000 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 828,279 photos, 36,007 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,927 photos, 496 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,466 photos, 5,994 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 66,030 photos, 5,776 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,644 photos, 2,299 members
- I LOVE FILM! 105,245 photos, 1,483 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,118 photos, 3,090 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 212,080 photos, 20,392 members
- Arch Daily 205,580 photos, 8,681 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,136 photos, 1,801 members
- Rollei 23,081 photos, 801 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,532 photos, 2,916 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 204,985 photos, 4,104 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 57,428 photos, 1,901 members
- 6X6 dogs 146 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 105 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 160 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,265,390 photos, 44,033 members
- FeelScape 8,266 photos, 571 members
- CHAIR 16,583 photos, 3,106 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 304 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,790 photos, 497 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 83,973 photos, 5,722 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,014 photos, 1,480 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,355 photos, 1,403 members
- why I love Medium Format 27,315 photos, 855 members
- Centritis 3,341 photos, 634 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,541 photos, 3,589 members
- Holga 252,555 photos, 19,357 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 109 photos, 189 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 16,446 photos, 423 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,020 photos, 793 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 163,608 photos, 17,638 members
- 6x6. 301,848 photos, 8,408 members
- 6x6 magic 391,599 photos, 10,467 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 129,439 photos, 7,591 members
- Mamiya C330 27,235 photos, 2,565 members
- Grain is Good 467,624 photos, 16,081 members
- Zeiss 275,503 photos, 6,660 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,664 photos, 327 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