Ansel Adams, Street Photographer

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  1. MattKing

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    OK. Adams is a great landscape photographer but honestly I am not really impressed with the photos. From a historical point of view I would agree that its interested that he had a different body of work. Just my thoughts.
     
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    Having grown up in the Los Angeles area, as did my mother, I find these photos facinating. I especially enjoyed #10 - the railroad crossing. Burbank sure doesn't look like THAT anymore.

    Thanks, Matt.
     
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    Fascinating peek at life in the last century. Thanks for sharing the link.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the link. I believe it was early summer when I attended a show reflecting upon him and his work at the local art museum. I was pleasantly surprised to see a headshot of Ansel holding his new 35mm. It must be from a private collection as I can't seem to locate a copy on the internet to share. Anyway, thanks again Matt.
     
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    The train photo would have been much better without the telegraph pole growing out of the man's head.
     
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    But that is the charm of a newbie doing street photography!

    Steve
     
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    Yes. Good point, Steve.
     
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    Kevin, it certainly does stand out, that power pole that is, however if the photographer had waited until the pedestrian walked another half step, then the people who commissioned the photographer would have had the image of their buildings, severely restricted.

    This is pretty much the constraints one has when doing commercial work, the customer comes first.

    But that pole out of the head, is certainly a clanger.

    Mick.
     
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    I enjoyed those photographs none the less.

    Jeff
     
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    He took pictures at the Japanese Internment camp at Manzanar too....
     
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    Mediocre street photography - although there are some good moments captured.

    Adams just needed to get closer.
     
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    I like the pole coming out of the head. It makes the picture much more visually interesting to me. Reminds me of perhaps my favorite photographer, Mr. Lee Friedlander.

    Not much of this is really street photography IMO.
     
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    Me too. It's sort of a visual "he puts his pants on one leg at a time just like me" moment. Heck, I can do poles growing out of people's heads at least as good as St. Ansel! Who knew??

    :tongue:

    Ken