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Post by john shiell » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:12 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Just got back fron Edinburgh and had the good fortune to see the Ansel Adams exhibition at the City Art Centre. The photos in his various books don't do them justice until you see them face to face. Well worth the trip and it is on until the 20th.
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Re: Ansel Adams

Post by Keith Tapscott » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:30 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

john shiell wrote:Just got back from Edinburgh and had the good fortune to see the Ansel Adams exhibition at the City Art Centre. The photos in his various books don't do them justice until you see them face to face. Well worth the trip and it is on until the 20th.
Happy snapping,
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I would have liked to have seen them, maybe one day they will be shown down this neck of the woods. I doubt if I could get to Edinburgh in time.

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Post by SteveH » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Bit far away from me, but I can recommend his biography - a talented and dedicated man. The background on the development of photography, environmentalism and the people involved is fascinating.


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Post by Paul Mitchell » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

There is also an Ansel Adams exhibition in Oxford until the 1st June

http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/Exhibitions/

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Post by Paul. » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:08 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hopeing to get to the Oxford one, local camera club is trying to organised a jolly, hopefuly my being involved will not put the kybwash on it.

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Post by john shiell » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:47 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I don't know if it is the same exhibition, but the one in Edinburgh is from the George Eastman House Collection and also includes The Landscape Photography of Lindsay Robertson. I might just visit Oxford and compare the difference. It's certainly food for thought and inspired me to get off my arse (sorry!) and get out and take some photographs.

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Post by Tim Myers » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:52 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I've heard tell that the lighting is very subdued in both exhibitions; and that it can be difficult to appreciate the images fully due to this.

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Post by Steve Bell » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

The exhibition at MOMA in Oxford is only 25 miles from me, so I must find time to go over and see it.
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Post by Paul Mitchell » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:45 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

A friend of mine who visited the Edinburgh exhibition also commented on the subdued lighting but then went on to say that after getting used to it, it didn't spoil the experience. Apparently some of AA's original images are already beginning to lose some of their archival properties...

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Post by john shiell » Thu May 08, 2008 7:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Managed to get to Oxford for the Ansel Adams exhibition. The lighting was slightly improved on Edinburgh. There were a few duplications but nonetheless an inspiring trip.
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Post by Keith Tapscott » Thu May 08, 2008 7:48 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Sorry to sound sceptical, but are these prints made on genuine silver halide papers, or are they digitally reproduced? :?:

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Post by Paul. » Thu May 08, 2008 9:29 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Ooooo Keith go wash your mouth :lol:

A very interesting thought and I would like to know the answer before I spend 8hrs and a considerable sum of petrol money going to see it. Prehaps a phone call is in order. Though the subdued lighting suggests original Adams prints, at least that was my impresion.

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Post by john shiell » Fri May 09, 2008 6:17 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Mmm, perhaps they copied his signature too, Keith. No, I think they were all handprinted by him, or at the very least an assistant!

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Post by alangolding » Fri May 09, 2008 9:21 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I went to see the exhibition in Oxford last Saturday. It was very enjoyable. I have no doubt that they are original photographic prints.

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Post by DJ » Fri May 09, 2008 1:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

As I understand it ( from an interview in a photo mag, BJP I think ) these prints are all from the personal collection of Ansel Adam's daughter, so I would say they are all original silver halide prints made by the man himself.

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