Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/31

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Subject: Adams the Artist
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:19:48 -0500 (EST)

Fellow Leicaphiles,

Adams autobiography is an insight into his professional and personal values.
He chose those images of his own work he favored. He honestly discussed those
he knew fairly well. His collaborators on the book may have tempered his
opinions somewhat.

He did his own printing. He was a perfectionist. He wasn't a purist. He had
an ego. He wasn't a saint. But he stuck to his last, and produced technically
and esthetically exemplary work. The few portraits he included were mostly
candids he shot with a Contax. They are expressive. Speaking for myself, I
still enjoy his work and have learned from him. His books are about
craftsmanship and a vision of harmony.