Robert Adams

There are two photographers with the surname Adams that I consider influences. There is Ansel, who will have a big post one day, and Robert Adams.

My first exposure to Robert Adams was a book lent to me by a friend, Why People Photograph. The book is a collection of essays by Adams about individual photographers, process and motivation. It is a compelling read, I highly recommend it. From there I explored Adams’ images and motivations.

Like Ansel Adams, Robert Adams spent time photographing the landscape American West. Unlike Ansel, Robert photographed the less majestic landscape–the housing developments, the parking lots and other scenes of modern sprawl. Robert Adams’ images were about the realities of the west–the less idealized landscape. He was not judging the landscape artists or the people living in the suburbs of Denver.

There is a good video featuring Robert Adams on the Art21 site.

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