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 3,999 photos, 121 members
- Flickr Friday 32,560 photos, 37,654 members
- Auto-Anthropology 22,648 photos, 2,167 members
- The Voice of Things 302 photos, 119 members
- 50mm f/1.2 lens 33,252 photos, 2,434 members
- CARTIFACTS 88,796 photos, 958 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 23,842 photos, 998 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 806,711 photos, 36,120 members
- URBANAUTICA 2,927 photos, 495 members
- Alcohol as still life 40,552 photos, 6,006 members
- Rolleiflex and Rolleicord 66,881 photos, 5,805 members
- Ladder to the Stars 18,637 photos, 2,296 members
- I LOVE FILM! 106,626 photos, 1,483 members
- Mamiya TLR 41,148 photos, 3,110 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 212,574 photos, 20,426 members
- Arch Daily 207,451 photos, 8,672 members
- Olympus Stylus Epic 16,092 photos, 1,801 members
- Rollei 23,184 photos, 806 members
- Fraction Magazine 25,521 photos, 2,906 members
- Ilovethatphoto.net Photography Magazine 208,285 photos, 4,104 members
- Kissing Eyes Magazine 58,148 photos, 1,909 members
- 6X6 dogs 146 photos, 19 members
- RVA.FILM 107 photos, 19 members
- i.e.* 252 photos, 7 members
- fasterFasterFASTER 652 photos, 160 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,209,932 photos, 44,136 members
- FeelScape 8,260 photos, 569 members
- CHAIR 16,616 photos, 3,097 members
- MFB (medium format beer) 303 photos, 51 members
- InLight Richmond Virginia 516 photos, 19 members
- Amerikana 20,929 photos, 501 members
- Pentax K-1000 users and lovers (k1000) 84,306 photos, 5,737 members
- Canon FT/FTb 18,113 photos, 1,484 members
- Camera Porn Friday 6,397 photos, 1,398 members
- why I love Medium Format 28,221 photos, 871 members
- Centritis 3,335 photos, 632 members
- ILFORD DELTA 3200 Professional Black and White Film 15,597 photos, 3,602 members
- Holga 252,662 photos, 19,310 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 16,627 photos, 424 members
- sechs mal sechs 40,200 photos, 795 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 164,521 photos, 17,744 members
- 6x6. 297,749 photos, 8,454 members
- 6x6 magic 378,039 photos, 10,483 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 126,917 photos, 7,630 members
- Mamiya C330 27,222 photos, 2,580 members
- Grain is Good 471,757 photos, 16,088 members
- Zeiss 278,467 photos, 6,682 members
- Distagon 18mm ZF, ZF.2, ZK, ZE 2,697 photos, 331 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