On photography | Ansel Adams, 1929 -67

Ansel Adams: Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, 1958   Rondal Partridge: Ansel Adams in the Sierra, late 1930s

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” 

  Ansel Adams, Railroad Tracks near Lone Pine

Ansel Adams, Los Angeles, 1967

“Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?” 

Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams, Rails and Jet Trails, Roseville California, 1953              Ansel Adams, “Storm,” Point Sur, Monterey coast CA, 1942

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” 

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley California, 1942    Ansel Adams, Poplars, California, 1960

“I long for the high places - they are so clean and pure and untouched” 

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Eagle Dance, 1929

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