Friday, November 22, 2013

Inspired By

I watch The Today show in the mornings and recently they have been airing mini pieces on who inspires them.

It truly got me thinking. Who inspires me? 

When I thought about it people entered my mind. Then reasons why no they don't truly inspire me came. And well...

It's a really hard question to answer. You need time to think. 


Ansel Adams is was a photographer and a conservationist.  He is best known for his black and white landscapes. 

When I was younger I stumbled upon one of his photographs.  His love for nature and his black and whites made such an impression on me.  Such an impression that when I received my first 35mm camera I had only taken photos with black and white film.

Now when I find myself in what I would define as a perfect situation, I will adjust my camera and let me just say I will get lost in the moment.  I will find the perfection of the situation and using my camera capture images while remembering the beauty of Ansel Adam's pictures. 

My time in Central Park, NYC my whole entire mindset was on his work and how I could properly capture what I was feeling in my heart.  

It is a goal of mine to get a reproduction of one of his pieces. 

While I do not work with as big of a camera that he had.  I do work with what I have. Even though I have strayed off of film work I do have goals to go back.  

If it wasn't for Ansel Adams I would not be in photography at all.  His entire work inspired me and made me strive to become a National Geographic Magazine photographer. And while I have yet to have a photo to submit it is an ultimate goal of mine.

If you are not familiar with Ansel Adams' work please take a time to look.

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