Ansel speaks

I came across this delightful series of five short videos about Ansel Adams, curated by the Getty Museum, on Youtube and wanted to let you know about them. Youtube has lots of videos of people talking about  Ansel Adams, but  four of these videos feature Ansel talking and the last is footage of him and some friends climbing Half Dome, and the resulting still image.

The second video, “Techniques and Working Methods” is an extract from a longer film which also includes Ansel playing the piano and a scene showing how much gear he packed into his van .. it’s in two parts – see below …


  1. Thanks for sharing. Incredible! I will never complain about hiking with my Nikon F2 again after watching them carry that view camera up the mountain!

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