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Peter Essick's Ansel Adams Tribute
The Ansel Adams Wilderness by Peter Essick is 112 pages of photos in honor of Ansel Adams' work. For 25 years, Peter Essick traveled the globe as a National Geographic photographer, and recently he was named one of the world’s 40 most influential nature photographers. In 2010, Essick began “a potentially controversial” project in his native California: shooting in Ansel Adams’ Sierra Nevada and in his signature black-and-white style. Paying homage to a master without imitating the work is a delicate balance to strike. Essick’s results, though, are stunning. He seems to capture groves of shimmering aspen trees and alpine lakes, whose calm surfaces perfectly mirror the granite formations and pine trees above in Adams' style. Essick, like Adams, conveys a deep respect for his subject matter. I haven't had a chance to purchase this book yet, but
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These photos are absolutely stunning! He definitely did justice to Adams' landscapes.
Im glad people are appreciating his work as an honor to ansels and not as a degradation
these shots are really beautiful, but I'm a little ashamed to say I don't know much about Ansel Adams so I'm just assuming these are similar. does anyone have any recommendations for comparison?
@AgentCory I guess you could say they are very straight forward, black&white nature photographs, especially of American landscapes (if we're comparing what parts of his work are reflected here). If you image search Ansel Adams you'll see the similarity right away!