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 1,767 photos, 81 members
- Flickr Friday 28,494 photos, 36,185 members
- Auto-Anthropology 21,739 photos, 2,117 members
- The Voice of Things 308 photos, 120 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 32,178 photos, 2,347 members
- CARTIFACTS 63,852 photos, 947 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,877 photos, 997 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 819,289 photos, 35,360 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,901 photos, 494 members
- Alcohol as still life 39,779 photos, 5,974 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 62,823 photos, 5,624 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,718 photos, 2,303 members
- I LOVE FILM! 99,318 photos, 1,441 members
- Mamiya TLR 40,581 photos, 3,025 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 208,519 photos, 20,040 members
- Arch Daily 202,362 photos, 8,583 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,188 photos, 1,778 members
- Rollei 22,040 photos, 776 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,841 photos, 2,926 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 194,116 photos, 4,062 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 53,838 photos, 1,852 members
- 6X6 dogs 150 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 99 photos, 18 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 661 photos, 160 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,194,447 photos, 43,333 members
- FeelScape 8,289 photos, 570 members
- CHAIR 16,411 photos, 3,106 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 305 photos, 52 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 19,947 photos, 490 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 82,479 photos, 5,614 members
- Canon FT/FTb 17,571 photos, 1,442 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,216 photos, 1,399 members
- why I love Medium Format 23,908 photos, 774 members
- Centritis 3,366 photos, 637 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,263 photos, 3,495 members
- Holga 252,448 photos, 19,359 members
- The "6X6 On 6X6" Project (film only please) 110 photos, 185 members
- Team ShipAway 1,242 photos, 16 members
- American South in Black & White 15,832 photos, 420 members
- sechs mal sechs 38,134 photos, 790 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 159,244 photos, 17,003 members
- 6x6. 293,689 photos, 8,191 members
- 6x6 magic 384,721 photos, 10,361 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 125,639 photos, 7,452 members
- Mamiya C330 26,695 photos, 2,492 members
- Grain is Good 451,368 photos, 15,889 members
- Zeiss 263,300 photos, 6,507 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,445 photos, 309 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