“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.”

Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham
Carmel, CA

“The whole world is, to me, very much “alive” – all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life – the things going on – within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.”

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Golden Gate Headlands, San Francisco, 1950

cactus_saguaro_natlmonument_arizCactus at Saguaro National Monument in Arizona

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams


A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.

navajowoman_childNavajo woman and Child
Canyon -de- chelly, Arizona

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

anselCANYON DE CHELLY_ARIZONACanyon -de- chelly, Arizona

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

ansel_glaciernatlparkGlacier Natl. Park, CO

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

ansel_deathvalleyDeath Valley

“I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.”

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

“My last word is that it all depends on what you visualize.”


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