Intimate BBC Interview with Ansel Adams - made in 1983

September 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

You know the photographs, and you know the man behind the camera: Ansel Adams, one of history’s greatest landscape photographers—but did you also know that Adams was an exceptional concert pianist, or that he thinks of photography like music? Did you know that he had a deep love for nature, and especially the rugged Californian wilderness? Did you know that Adams hated the word “shoot,” scorned bracketing, and even dabbled in portraiture for a time, if only to pay the bills? 

In this 1983 interview with BBC, Adams revealed all of this about himself and more, including some truly profound photography advice:

-- Rebecca Bennett



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