I wanted to let my APUG friends know about my upcoming lecture Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection sponsored by the Monterey Museum of Art. The lecture is being offered in association with the beautiful exhibition of more than seventy prints Ansel Adams: Portrait of America. It is a rare opportunity to see this group of photographs, as the prints are the personal collection of Ansel and Virginiaís daughter Anne Adams Helms.

Here are the specifics:

Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection
Wednesday - September 22, 2010 - 7:00 PM
Monterey Institute of International Studies Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street, Monterey, California
General admission $10. Monterey Museum of Art members $5.


For additional information visit the Monterey Museum of Art web site:
http://www.montereyart.org/events/an...-recollection/

I always like speaking about Ansel and his influence on my photography, and indeed my life. During my presentation I will discuss the nuances of Anselís renowned photographic techniques, provide insights into Anselís creative process, and present some of his well-known, as well as lesser known, images. A number of images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In this lecture I am also including information about Anselís early glass plate negatives. It will be an opportunity to see some of these images, along with reproductions of vintage prints from that era. I will also be sharing first-hand insights concerning the glass plate negatives, alleged to have been made by Ansel, that have received so much media coverage of late.

In addition, I will recount personal anecdotes of working side by side with Ansel. I will also be sharing a few images from my own photographic career.

Cheers!

John