Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Day 106 - Literary photographer

Ansel Adams started taking photographs of Yosemite when he was 14. He grew up with the age of photography and was one of its major contributors. I have admired his photographs since I first saw them in Popular Photography when I was 9 or 10. I especially liked his pictures of the mountains in the western US. He was also a writer of books and articles on photography and preservation of the natural beauty of the west. His autobiography is as much about the growth of photography as an art form as it is about his life. His images are well known and his letters span his life from 14 years old to near his death at 82. I suspect he would have adapted his talents to this digital world as well.

4 comments:

Gawdess said...

gorgeous and intriguing, I would like to read more about and by him.

Lew said...

The web site http://www.anseladams.com/ is carried on by his family and has a lot of info and pictures (also stuff for sale). Google Ansel Adams and you will find lots of links.

Karin said...

What an awesome way to interpret the theme! Unfortunately, I think there are not very many photographers who are household names, but he is one of the big ones.

Sandie said...

He is one of my heroes! I like your photo composition too.