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 4,373 photos, 128 members
- Flickr Friday 33,203 photos, 38,522 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,787 photos, 2,168 members
- The Voice of Things 302 photos, 119 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,449 photos, 2,447 members
- CARTIFACTS 89,769 photos, 967 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 24,013 photos, 997 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 807,636 photos, 36,189 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,923 photos, 495 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,607 photos, 6,006 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 67,288 photos, 5,827 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,635 photos, 2,297 members
- I LOVE FILM! 107,540 photos, 1,486 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,315 photos, 3,125 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 213,080 photos, 20,465 members
- Arch Daily 208,802 photos, 8,683 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,068 photos, 1,802 members
- Rollei 23,334 photos, 814 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,517 photos, 2,905 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 210,583 photos, 4,106 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 58,855 photos, 1,921 members
- 6X6 dogs 146 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 109 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 158 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,221,758 photos, 44,208 members
- FeelScape 8,217 photos, 568 members
- CHAIR 16,646 photos, 3,100 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 304 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 21,047 photos, 504 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 84,637 photos, 5,758 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,057 photos, 1,490 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,424 photos, 1,399 members
- why I love Medium Format 28,830 photos, 884 members
- Centritis 3,329 photos, 632 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,561 photos, 3,627 members
- Holga 252,717 photos, 19,307 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 16,730 photos, 426 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,099 photos, 795 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 164,899 photos, 17,826 members
- 6x6. 298,938 photos, 8,489 members
- 6x6 magic 379,262 photos, 10,495 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 127,431 photos, 7,659 members
- Mamiya C330 27,371 photos, 2,588 members
- Grain is Good 475,152 photos, 16,112 members
- Zeiss 280,202 photos, 6,685 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,714 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