Ansel Adams was born on the 20th of February 1902 and died on the 22nd of April 1984. he was an American photographer and environmentalist. He produced many black and white photographs which have been widely reproduced onto calendars, books, posters and the internet.
Ansel and a man called Fred Archer developed the zone system as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. He primarily used large format cameras because the large film used with these cameras contributed to sharpness in his prints.
Between 1929 and 1942 Ansel’s work matured and he became more established in the industry. In the course of his career, the 1930s were a particularly productive and experimental time. He expanded his work, focusing on detailed close-ups as well as large forms from mountains to factories. His first book Taos Pueblo was published in 1930 In New Mexico.
Some of his work: