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Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams

Legendary nature photographer Ansel Adams was given his first camera, a Kodak Box Brownie, on vacation in Yosemite National Park. Though he wanted to be a musician, the art of photography fascinated him. After viewing the work of his friend, photographer Paul Strand, his career direction was set. Adams' name is virtually synonymous with the Sierra Nevadas, which he recorded with tremendous…

Date of Birth: February 20, 1902
Date of Death: April 22, 1984


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"It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators." Ansel Adams
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"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!" Ansel Adams
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"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." Ansel Adams
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"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." Ansel Adams
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"You don't take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams
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"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." Ansel Adams
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"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into." Ansel Adams
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"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration." Ansel Adams
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"Our lives at times seem a study in contrast... love & hate, birth & death, right & wrong... everything seen in absolutes of black & white. Too often we are not aware that it is the shades of grey that add depth & meaning to the starkness of those extremes." Ansel Adams
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"Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?" Ansel Adams
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"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." Ansel Adams
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams
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"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words." Ansel Adams
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"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
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"The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit." Ansel Adams
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"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." Ansel Adams
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"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." Ansel Adams
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"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." Ansel Adams
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"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art." Ansel Adams
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"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." Ansel Adams
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"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." Ansel Adams
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