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Subject: [Leica] Ansel Adams Photos Discovered
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:23:17 -0700 (PDT)
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Probably right on the money, Geoff (pun intended..) Whatever. They are 
images! There's only 1 where I think the foreground is OOF but all the rest 
exquisite in their composition and highlight/shadow detail. I would have 
thrilled out of my pants to have taken any of them.
 Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA

From: Geoff Hopkinson <hopsternew at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Wed, July 28, 2010 7:12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Ansel Adams Photos Discovered

Hmmmm. I have no idea on the provenance of these of course.
Disregarding that, I looked at the web previews of the prints that they have
now advertised for sale following this publicity.
USD 7,500 for a silver gelatin print made by I have no idea who from these
negatives. That is the starting range of some authenticated original prints
made and signed by the great man himself. Go to the Ansel Adams Gallery in
Yosemite and you can purchase a selection of very well known work printed on
silver gelatin by one of Ansel's assistants. USD 225 for the wonderful
'Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley' that I fell in love with and look at every
single day.

Who else thinks this is about money and rarity and collectors over content
and artisan excellence in the print making? Yes I'm sure that collectors
will vehemently disagree with me. They're welcome to do that of course.


On 28 July 2010 23:40, leo wesson <leowesson at> wrote:

> sorry, not  near the printer Ansel was...
> Leo Wesson
> Photographer/Videographer
> 817.733.9157
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM, LeoWesson <leowesson at> wrote:
> > Considering that this guy wouldn't be near the printer answer was, it
> looks pretty plausible to me.
> >
> >
> >
> > Leo
> >
> > On Jul 28, 2010, at 7:12 AM, John Edwin Mason <profmason at>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Richard's right.  Ansel's grandson does dispute the authenticity of the
> photos.  His argument doesn't seem particularly strong to me.  My guess is
> that it's about protecting the brand -- and the profits.
> >>
> >> Here's a story from the Telegraph:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --John
> >>
> >> ******************************
> >> John Edwin Mason, Photography:
> >> <>
> >> Charlottesville and Cape Town
> >>
> >>
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