Ansel Adams: Knowing Where to Stand
- Publish Date: 2015-09-29
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Michael Swift
Ansel Adams: Knowing Where to Stand combines a short biography with over 250 of Ansel Adam's photographs. Starting with a pen portrait of the master photographer, the introduction continues with a timeline of his life and work, an analysis of his major commissions, and a discussion of his techniques and style. This Ansel Adams collection is unique in it's approach to telling the story of Adams' life and works through a comprehensive biography.
Adams' passion for the outdoors, especially of Yosemite National Park, is evident in his photos that live on through calendars, postcards and numerous other prints, showing off his environmentalist lifestyle. There's a section that looks at Adams' importance to the environment and national parks reflected in his association with the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Mount Ansel Adams, named for him after his death in 1984.
Adams' work in these collections provides lovely examples of his skills not just in the way most people remember him, as a landscape photographer, but as a skilled practitioner of his art capable of providing masterpieces of portraiture and architectural photography. Pick up a copy of Ansel Adams: Knowing Where to Stand for anyone in your life who loves photographs or the outdoors, especially for those who are fans of Ansel Adams prolific work.