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 5,525 photos, 141 members
- Flickr Friday 35,506 photos, 40,694 members
- Auto-Anthropology 23,217 photos, 2,195 members
- The Voice of Things 289 photos, 119 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,958 photos, 2,470 members
- CARTIFACTS 91,634 photos, 972 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 24,280 photos, 1,000 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 810,245 photos, 36,457 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,916 photos, 493 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,804 photos, 6,004 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 68,897 photos, 5,891 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,466 photos, 2,289 members
- I LOVE FILM! 109,778 photos, 1,509 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,828 photos, 3,164 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 214,125 photos, 20,594 members
- Arch Daily 210,358 photos, 8,715 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,036 photos, 1,820 members
- Rollei 23,745 photos, 825 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,390 photos, 2,893 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 213,035 photos, 4,087 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 59,945 photos, 1,934 members
- 6X6 dogs 145 photos, 18 members
- RVA.FILM 113 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 158 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,255,039 photos, 44,602 members
- FeelScape 8,100 photos, 566 members
- CHAIR 16,705 photos, 3,099 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 294 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 527 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 21,230 photos, 510 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 85,450 photos, 5,817 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,300 photos, 1,519 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,506 photos, 1,404 members
- why I love Medium Format 30,349 photos, 909 members
- Centritis 3,307 photos, 631 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,953 photos, 3,708 members
- Holga 252,698 photos, 19,294 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 15,837 photos, 428 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,728 photos, 799 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 166,653 photos, 18,096 members
- 6x6. 303,990 photos, 8,619 members
- 6x6 magic 383,455 photos, 10,543 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 128,959 photos, 7,733 members
- Mamiya C330 27,809 photos, 2,631 members
- Grain is Good 481,733 photos, 16,184 members
- Zeiss 283,736 photos, 6,721 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,760 photos, 332 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