Influences: Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams is one of history’s most influential landscape photographers, his most famous landscape being The Tentons and the Snake River (1942). This photograph was commissioned by the Department of the Interior as part of a National Park brief. The photographs were owned by the US government, but Adams had a specific time to work on. This meant that he could take his own photographs in between his contracted hours. The Tentons and the Snake River (1942) was the photograph that made the most money in this series, however the US Government filed a lawsuit against Adams for selling their property. After the court case, they used the negatives to distinguish when the photograph was taken. It was found that the photographs did in fact belong to Ansel Adams. This is extremely important and I learned to always log my work, digital and analogue.

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