Ansel Adams exhibition, London

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: One of the best!!!
In reply to Bangers and Mash, Nov 20, 2012

Bangers and Mash wrote:

He was one of the best for sure, but where he really shined was in the dark room. He was a genius when it came to that, what today they refer to as PP work. Not to diminish his outstanding photographic skills and the contributions he made to photography in general, but it was in the dark room where he made his images come to life, so to speak. I wish I could be there to attend.

Yes the print was king for him. One of the documentary extracts ( it's on youtube ) had one of colleagues describing how he would 'dance' around the dark room dodging and burning his prints and he could take up to a day to just print one as he liked.

When you see the 2m+ prints that are so sharp you have to admire his technique.


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