Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ansel Adams





Today's featured artist is Ansel Adams - a master of breathtaking black and white landscape photography. I've collected several of his famous tree photographs here.

Adams was a pianist, photographer, writer and environmentalist born in San Francisco in 1902. He loved nature from a very young age and spent a great deal of time hiking, exploring and photographing in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada. Adams was devoted to conservation issues, and fought hard to protect areas of American wilderness from development. He also worked to promote photography as fine art and played a role in establishing the first department of photography at the MOMA.

See more photos here and here.




I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.

- Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

7 comments:

blognut said...

i wish brooklyn had more trees.

Karen said...

Oh, man. I know. That's what I'm going to miss the most.

Chris said...

Big fan of Ansel Adams, great pictures, and a great blog. I just found it today. I will be checking back.

david mcmahon said...

I'm a big fan of Adams' work and yes I love photographing trees.

SDL said...

there is an ansel adams exhibit at the corcoran right now...so if you're stopping by dc anytime soon, give me a call and i'll walk around in awe with you. :)

ppeut said...

Before visiting your blog I did not know Ansel Adams and these white and black pictures are very beautiful. Now I am going on the web to get more informations about him.

JUNO said...

Great blog... I made somes pic in Yosemite a few days ago I always remember Ansel Adams!

Juno