Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.

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Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you and trust to your own reactions and convictions.

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Notebook. No photographer should be without one!

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

When I'm ready to make a photograph I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within rather than just extracted from without.

I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it.

Autumn Moon the High Sierra from Glacier Point

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance.

There are no rules for good photographs there are only good photographs.

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

The best master printer

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

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