Ansel Adams Exhibition “From the Mountains to the Sea” is currently showing at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Alan Ross is in Sydney to open the exhibition. He is a former assistant to Ansel Adams and worked with him for 6 years. Alan Ross gave an interesting interview about the genesis of the exhibition on the ABC’s Weekend Arts with Sarah Kanowski. You can hear the full interview here on ABC Radio National web page. If you are that neck of the woods it would be well worth you dropping by. The last time I got up close to some Ansel Adams prints was in the bowels of the National Gallery in the early 90s.
"I go for long walks in the bush or along the coast with my wooden field camera, a few sheets of film, a tripod and sometimes a tent and food. I like to take my time to absorb the environment, to rediscover and to reconnect. My direct involvement with the materials and technique for making an expressive photographic print is of importance to me, so I continue to develop my own films and hand print all my black and white silver gelatin prints in my darkroom."more...