Adams / Weisenfels


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Ansel Adams
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    1. 1. Ansel Adams Allison Weisenfels
    2. 2. Life <ul><li>Born February 20, 1902 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In San Francisco, California to parents Charles and Olive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As a young boy he was dismissed from several private schools and he did not have many friends. </li></ul><ul><li>During his restless youth Adams found a love for music. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Career <ul><li>In 1927, Adams made his first portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>“ I had been able to realize a desired image: not the way the subject appeared in reality but how it felt to me and how it must appear in the finished print”. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ My photographs have now reached a stage when they are worthy of the world’s critical examination. I have suddenly come upon a new style which I believe will place my work equal to anything of its kind. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Critical Analysis Of Ansel’s Work <ul><li>This article stresses the expertise in technique used by Ansel Adams. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adams’s technical accomplishments often distract from his original intentions- he hoped that many of his photographs would be expressive of his radical aesthetic and political ideals.” </li></ul>
    5. 5. My Analysis of Adam’s Work <ul><li>Adams takes advantage of the wonders of nature. </li></ul><ul><li>He takes on a new perspective and of nature and lets his viewer see ordinary and extraordinary things in a whole new light. </li></ul><ul><li>He was constantly on an active pursuit to enhance the quality of nature and always tried to decrease human impact. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Zone System
    7. 7. Photographs <ul><li>… to name a few of Ansel Adams’ works: </li></ul><ul><li>Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, 1927. </li></ul><ul><li>Rose and Driftwood, 1932. </li></ul><ul><li>Yosemite Valley, Clearing Winter Storm, 1937.. </li></ul><ul><li>Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>Ice on Ellery Lake, Sierra Nevada, 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>Winter morning, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, 1944. </li></ul><ul><li>Aspens, New Mexico, 1958. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Freeway
    9. 9. Nevada Desert
    10. 10. Monolith: The Face of the Half Dome
    11. 22. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;About Ansel Adams > History > Sierra Club.&quot; Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. 12 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Ansel Adams [1902-1984] .&quot; Zpub! . 12 Mar. 2009 <>. 
 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Essay on the critical appraisal of Ansel Adams.&quot; Free Essays . 12 Mar. 2009 <>. 
 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Ansel Adams Gallery.&quot; The Ansel Adams Gallery. 12 Mar. 2009 <>. 
 </li></ul><ul><li>Wallace. Ansel Adams: Images 1923-1974. Boston: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1974. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Zone system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. &quot; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 12 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;JSTOR: Ansel Adams.&quot; JSTOR. 12 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul>