“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.”

“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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