Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Portrait of Ansel Adams

Several Years ago, Ansel Adams came to USC to give a talk on photography...his photography...It was standing room only in the Russell House auditorium when the students and his fans (I'm one) came to see and hear this great photographer speak...As we watched in awe...as the slide projector flashed out  the black and white prints (masterpieces)  he had compiled over many years of trudging up and down mountainous trails carrying various sizes of view cameras and their tripods and his box of sheet film holders loaded with fresh film ...(Those were the good old days)


Here is a photo I took of Ansel posing for a young photographer in the Russell House corridor...

Our art museum has one of his most recent exhibits of his work...He was the Beethoven of the photographic world...I understand he once aspired to become a concert pianist...Thank the Lord he chose the light meter instead..

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Historical photo!

Jake said...

I just emailed this pic to a dozen people. Amazing. How in awe were you of Ansel Adams? Talk about a legend. My girlfriend and I saw the Adams exhibit when it came to the Corcoran - I was a fan before the exhibit, I'm a follower now! I'm not sure where esoteric photographer worship will get you but if it's anywhere like the places he's captured on film...

Amazing, though. Wow.