Ansel Adams and George Waters: Photographer and printer

Hammond, A. (2008) Ansel Adams and George Waters: Photographer and printer. History of Photography, 32 (1). pp. 51-58. ISSN 0308-7298 Available from:

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Ansel Adams's photographic career was paralleled by his desire to achieve the finest quality of photomechanical reproduction of his images for his many fine printed books. For thirty years, he relied upon letterpress halftone to recreate the aesthetic effect of his 'f/64' style. In the 1960s, as letterpress for photographic reproduction was phased out by most commercial printers, George Waters introduced Adams to the new technology of offset lithography. Together, they formed a highly successful collaboration as artist and master printer from 1969 to 1979.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ansel Adams, George Waters, photomechanical print
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:7584
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:24 May 2010 15:05
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 13:14

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