Q4 2019 Competition is now CLOSED – Landscapes inspired by Ansel Adams
THE THEME: Landscapes inspired by Ansel Adams
PICZ gives you the opportunity to (re)discover the work and style of the famous American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
He is best known for his black and white images of the American West and his iconic shoots of Yosemite’s. This quarter we propose you to get the inspiration from Adams work and to explore his technic to shoot your own iconic landscape photographies.
He was an advocate of “pure” photography, favouring sharp focus and full tonal range (developing the “Zone System” technic).
While we ask you to get inspired by him, do not feel obliged to copy his work. Stay creative and have fun, don’t hesitate to revisite his style and surprise us.
In case you are not very familiar with Ansel Adams work, you can start here with some reading
Started his career as assistant for Robert Doisneau then as official photographer of “Les Restos du Coeur”
Published several books on the exile including”Le feu sous la glace” (Edition Parenthèses), “Rêves Fragiles” (Actes Sud),
« Istanbul peut-être” (Edition parenthese), “Les yeux brûlants” (edition Photopoche), « Le Cri du Silence » (Flammarion edition),
Collaboration with news papers including La Tribune de Genève, The Guardian, Le Monde, Le Figaro Magazine, L’Obs…