Ansel Adams was not only the greatest 20th century landscape photographer but also one who influenced and inspired many beyond his time. He had a life long obsession with nature and the elements, ice, water, wind and rain – he photographed it all during his time as a photographer. Described as a “photographic pioneer of the American wilderness” his work brings treacherous beauty into the homes and galleries of not only Americans but people the world over. The exhibition of retrospect will be held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London until 28th April 2013.
Famous for iconic imagery and dramatic landscapes which he found all over America, he would photograph the mountains, the waterfalls and the landscapes of beauty untouched for everyone to see. Mainly in black and white, the impact of the beauty and contrast of the shades bring a breath taking exhilaration to the viewer as we admire what can only be described as nature’s beauty.