Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Artist Report

Ansel Adams

What type of photography is it?


What is the intent of the photograph?
Ansel Adams loved nature and spent most of his time until his death in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

Does it convey a message about advertising, a product, an emotion…
Adams loved nature and climbed the valley of Yosemite each day. He joined a club and stayed in Yosemite valley for a while. He loves his surroundings and took pictures of it.

What emphasis is the photograph?
Black and white, texture

What part of the photo do you look at first? Does your eye move around the photo?
I look at the tree first because its unusual for me to see a tree bent that way. My eye does move around the because it starts with the tree and goes down the branch to the rocks and through the sky.

What emotional impact does the photo invoke?

Try to find out what kind of camera each artist and give a little information about any technique that stands out.
He began using the Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie his parents had given him and then used Large format.

What kind of film is used?
Black and white


My three other favorite artists are Helen Levitt, Roger Fenton, and Lewis Hine.