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Thread: Nudes by St. Ansel?

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    Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Did he take any?
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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    I've never seen one.

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    I've never seen one.

    Thankfully. He made stones look like people...and people look like stones.

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    U.S. Camera Annual for 1955 has a section of nine photographs by Ansel Adams, all done with Polaroid film. The first plate "Figure and Dark Stone" is arguably a nude. On the other hand she has her breasts mostly draped with, well, a drape. So you "can't really see anything" as the expression goes. This is closest and only example of a nude by Ansel Adams that I am aware of.
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    Last edited by David Lindquist; 21-Nov-2006 at 08:29. Reason: misspelled word (closet for closest)

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Lindquist View Post
    U.S. Camera Annual for 1955 ... she has her breasts mostly draped with, well, a drape. So you "can't really see anything" as the expression goes.
    Oh, how quaint life must have been way back in 1955

    Is there any way that you can post a scan, David? I'd love to see it... even though you "can't really see anything"!

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Hi comments in his autobiography or one of his books that he really didn't care for taking photos of nudes.

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Yes... I read that also, but who amongst us hasn't taken at least one... whether we like that genre or not?

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Yes... I read that also, but who amongst us hasn't taken at least one... whether we like that genre or not?
    me...

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    me...
    Okay... I'll amend my way of thinking!

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    Re: Nudes by St. Ansel?

    Nice thinking, BrainShaw.

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