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 3,184 photos, 115 members
- Flickr Friday 31,297 photos, 37,364 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,366 photos, 2,147 members
- The Voice of Things 304 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,928 photos, 2,403 members
- CARTIFACTS 86,779 photos, 957 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,545 photos, 1,002 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 825,761 photos, 35,910 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,927 photos, 496 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,309 photos, 5,991 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 65,461 photos, 5,749 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,662 photos, 2,297 members
- I LOVE FILM! 103,691 photos, 1,480 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,959 photos, 3,080 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 211,277 photos, 20,338 members
- Arch Daily 204,345 photos, 8,670 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,172 photos, 1,805 members
- Rollei 22,865 photos, 794 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,543 photos, 2,920 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 203,158 photos, 4,102 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 56,797 photos, 1,888 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 101 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 161 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,249,541 photos, 43,900 members
- FeelScape 8,270 photos, 571 members
- CHAIR 16,581 photos, 3,110 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 306 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,581 photos, 496 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 83,441 photos, 5,698 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,860 photos, 1,474 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,324 photos, 1,405 members
- why I love Medium Format 26,782 photos, 841 members
- Centritis 3,341 photos, 633 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,468 photos, 3,573 members
- Holga 252,635 photos, 19,360 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 109 photos, 188 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 16,408 photos, 424 members
- sechs mal sechs 39,847 photos, 791 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 162,667 photos, 17,521 members
- 6x6. 300,334 photos, 8,367 members
- 6x6 magic 390,058 photos, 10,445 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 128,627 photos, 7,557 members
- Mamiya C330 27,120 photos, 2,542 members
- Grain is Good 464,593 photos, 16,021 members
- Zeiss 273,240 photos, 6,620 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,642 photos, 320 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