Birth of an Artist

The Birth of an Artist

Ansel Easton Adams
Born: February 20, 1902
Died: April 22, 1984 (aged 82)

At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country’s wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature’s monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans.

~ President James E. Carter
Presenting Ansel Adams with the
Presidential Medal of Freedom

Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1927. 18 gelatin silver prints, six signed ‘A. E. Adams’ in pencil in the margin and with the letterpress title printed in the margin; each in letterpress wrappers; together with the printed title, colophon, dedication to Albert M. Bender, plate list; black linen portfolio with gold letterpress title and interior. The proposed edition was 150 (some signed, others unsigned), but was never completed. A number were destroyed in a fire in 1937; only about 75 sets are believed to have survived. The images printed by Adams himself sized approximately 8 by 6 1/8 in. (20.3 by 15.6 cm.) or the reverse.

Current estimated price : $1,20,000 (₹86,00,000)

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Camera | Negative | Print

The three books in the series are considered the milestone works by Ansel Adams in Photography learning. The books cover his theory and understanding of Photography in details. We urge the readers to get a copy of them to understand how dedicatedly Adams thought about the art of Photography. 

“Adams is a clear-thinking writer whose concepts cannot but help the serious photographer.” – New York Times

“A master-class kind of guide from an undisputed master.” – Publishers Weekly

The Camera

The Camera–the first volume in Adams’ celebrated series of books on photographic techniques–has taught generations of photographers how to harness the camera’s artistic potential. This time-honored handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Along with visualization, image management, Adams’ famous Zone System, and other keys to photographic artistry, The Camera covers 35mm, medium-format, and large-format view cameras, while offering detailed advice on camera components such as lenses, shutters, and light meters. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual belongs on every serious photographer’s bookshelf.

Over 1 million copies sold.

The Negative

The Negative–the second volume in Adams’ celebrated series of books on photographic techniques–has taught generations of photographers how to use film and the film development process creatively. Examples of Adams’ own work clarify the principles discussed. This classic handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

Anchored by a detailed discussion of Adams’ Zone System and his seminal concept of visualization, The Negative covers artificial and natural light, film and exposure, and darkroom equipment and techniques. Beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as instructive line drawings, this classic manual can dramatically improve your photography.

Over 1 million copies sold.

The Print

The Print–the third volume in Adams’ celebrated series of books on photographic techniques–has taught generations of photographers how to explore the artistic possibilities of printmaking. Examples of Adams’ own work clarify the principles discussed. This classic handbook distills the knowledge gained through a lifetime in photography and remains as vital today as when it was first published.

The Print takes you step-by-step–from designing and furnishing a darkroom to mounting and displaying your photographs, from making your first print to mastering advanced techniques, such as developer modifications, toning and bleaching, and burning and dodging. Filled with indispensable darkroom techniques and tips, this amply illustrated guide shows how printmaking–the culmination of photography’s creative process–can be used expressively to enhance an image.

Over 1 million copies sold.

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Saptarshi is a self-taught multi-discipline performer with major focus on fine art Photography. He brings his legacy of aesthetic experience from painting, music, literature and theatrics. He is working on Photography as visual art form for over a decade. He specializes both in technical and aesthetic aspects of Photography. Saptarshi worked as Human Resource Manager in a reputed multinational for 12 years before he stepped into Photography mentoring as full time profession in 2016. He has worked as HOD of Film & Photography division at Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation. He also works as offcial mentor for Tamron, a leading lens manufacturer. He loves to explore new horizons and lifestyles which is a keynote to his photography works as well.

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