Thursday, May 14, 2009
Ansel Adams Questions
1) Ansel Adams started out wanting to be a musician but quit to become a photographer when he was in college. His love of nature came from his admiration of the Golden Gate. He began to work with Yosemite Valley caretakers; who launched his career by publishing his works in their bulletins. He met Albert M. Bender, whom helped produce Ansel's first portfolio. After meeting and becoming close friends with Edward Weston, Ansel hosted his first one man museum show.
2) He began taking photographs with much depth and high tonal quality when he started out. His photo Monolith is a great example of that style. When he helped to form the Group f/64, they focused on "pure or straight photography", rather than the style that Adams had begun with.
3) See above.