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

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I'm a Getty Images Artist

there is a lot of really great work on flickr.

my wife is my true love.

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    .Rod says:

    "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

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    visualisarium says:

    "ansel is an exceptionally gifted traveller between design and photography. his stream is an inspiring journey for every visual person."

    May 17th, 2009

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    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

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    shiphome says:

    "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

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    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

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    • 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

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    debora smail says:

    "master of organic, euphoric imagery - ansel olson captures what us mere mortals can only dream of."

    May 13th, 2008

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    jasfitz | letsfrolictogether.com says:

    "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

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    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
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Ansel Olson Design