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 4,836 photos, 130 members
- Flickr Friday 34,152 photos, 39,735 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,963 photos, 2,182 members
- The Voice of Things 300 photos, 118 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,621 photos, 2,466 members
- CARTIFACTS 90,948 photos, 968 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 24,113 photos, 995 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 809,069 photos, 36,279 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,922 photos, 495 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,718 photos, 6,003 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 67,898 photos, 5,849 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,556 photos, 2,291 members
- I LOVE FILM! 108,954 photos, 1,499 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,532 photos, 3,148 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 213,708 photos, 20,506 members
- Arch Daily 210,265 photos, 8,697 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,065 photos, 1,812 members
- Rollei 23,519 photos, 815 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,465 photos, 2,903 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 212,752 photos, 4,108 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 59,489 photos, 1,931 members
- 6X6 dogs 146 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 113 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 158 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,237,242 photos, 44,354 members
- FeelScape 8,208 photos, 569 members
- CHAIR 16,689 photos, 3,100 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 295 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 21,028 photos, 504 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 84,982 photos, 5,774 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,146 photos, 1,498 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,467 photos, 1,403 members
- why I love Medium Format 29,693 photos, 897 members
- Centritis 3,322 photos, 632 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,766 photos, 3,652 members
- Holga 252,755 photos, 19,298 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 15,803 photos, 426 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,568 photos, 797 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 165,682 photos, 17,909 members
- 6x6. 301,033 photos, 8,533 members
- 6x6 magic 381,084 photos, 10,515 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 127,982 photos, 7,684 members
- Mamiya C330 27,559 photos, 2,607 members
- Grain is Good 478,913 photos, 16,154 members
- Zeiss 282,456 photos, 6,703 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,735 photos, 333 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