Quotes on Photography – #1 Ansel Adams

Many artists and prominent figures in public life have written on photography; some of their quotes have helped one to understand photography and what a ‘print’ really stands for. This blog series, entitled “Quotes on Photography” will feature statements and thoughts from well known artists, and be complemented by an image of mine that will hopefully express their view.

This week we will hear from Ansel Adams, the well known American landscape photographer  [1902-1984]

“All I can do in my writing is to stimulate a certain amount of thought, clarify some technical facts and date my work. But when I preach sharpness, brilliancy, scale, etc., I am just mouthing words, because no words can really describe those terms and qualities it takes the actual print to say, “here it is.”



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