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Introducing Artists that I admire – An interview with Ansel Adams

Today’s Introducing artists that I admire is not going to be a long post. I was doing some research for my membership site, The Fine Art Way and we have been looking at artists and photographers. While looking up Ansel Adams I came across an interview with him from YouTube and thought you might like to see it, if you haven’t already.

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Introducing Artists that I admire – An interview with Ansel Adams

The interview was obviously done some time ago, but it does give us great insight into one of the most famous landscape photographers of all time. He talks about how he approached his photography, what he was trying to do and the results. His thoughts on what he did in the darkroom are really good too. I think many of you would enjoy this interview. Listen out for the part where he talks about the future of photography.

It is a good thing to look at other artists and see how they work. I was so happy to find this interview and found what he had to say really good.

Let me know what you get from it as well.


Further Reading

Influencing Me: Michael Kenna

Influencing Me: Edward Hopper

Introducing Artists that I admire – Julia Anna Gospodarou

Lori Nix

8 Responses

  1. Fabulous interview. I find him a very humble man and he is truly fascinating everything he said about what you do after the picture is taken rang bells. The negative in our digital medium is the RAW file and the processing gives yiu the visual interpretation. I’d like to think I am doing that without really thinking. Thank you for this post. I hope to feel more inspired and have a rethink of my techniques

  2. I stand in awe of Ansel Adam’s photo of the silhouetted tree in the early morning mist. Thanks for posting it, Leanne!

  3. I’m so glad you posted this Leanne. I have been toying with the idea of picking up one of my film cameras again and watching the video has made me more determined to do so.
    Two things stood out for me:
    As music is the art form I would choose if I could have only one I was impressed by the analogy of ‘composition’ and ‘performance’ of a piece of music.
    I particularly liked the quote (the words might not be absolutely right): “If you bracket it means you don’t know what you’re doing”.

  4. What photographers should take away from the interview is this one phrase he speaks:

    “None of my images are realistic.”

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