ASSISTING ANSEL; Insights and Images by Alan Ross
Ansel Adams is arguably the most famous photographer of our time. There have been numerous shows and exhibits of his classic images, and books and articles published detailing the f-stops and techniques behind those images. But until now, there has never been a show about/that reveals the man behind the camera–who he was as a person, how he worked, what motivated him to expose film to light, his marvelous/magical sense of humor.
“Assisting Ansel: Insights and Images by Alan Ross,” is the story of the artist, mentor and friend through the eyes of the assistant who spent more time with Ansel than any other assistant, save one. Using his own photographs of Adams working in the field and in the darkroom, personal notes and letters from master to apprentice, anecdotes and recollections, Ross paints a picture of the iconic photographer as only an insider could. 20+ original Adams prints will be featured; among them will be several Adams images from Ross’s personal collection, including the rarely exhibited Portfolio VII, as well as several Ross originals with an emphasis on those made just before, during and after his tenure with Adams.
Ross will personally, in an intimate setting, reveal his captivating and often humorous experiences, as well as provide insights on the making of some of the most recognizable images that have shaped the realm of contemporary photographic art.
Preview Dinner/Reception: Friday, August 19th
–Invitation only, limited to 18/20 people
–$200. per person
–Dinner in the gallery, featuring fine wines and beverages, followed by a personally guided private tour of the exhibit, with time for questions, stories, etc.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20th 6PM-
–The Gallery will be open to the public, no charge
–Alan will be giving a personal lecture/presentation, with slide show; $35. per person; $50. per couple. Hors d/oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Artist-in-Residence Master Sessions – Sunday, August 21st
–One-on-one time with Alan for portfolio reviews, help with camera issues, refreshers on the Zone System, technical problem solving, etc.
–Booked in 1/2-hour increments, with a maximum of 2 hours per person, at $150 per hour.
One-Day Field Session Workshop – Monday, August 22nd
–A day in the field with Alan
–Limited to 10 people, any level accepted although folks should have some working knowledge of their equipment (don’t want someone who’s never taken his/her 4×5 out of the box, for example)
–Fee of $200 per person
One-Day Darkroom Demonstration – Tuesday, August 22nd
–One-day darkroom demonstration in Ludo Leideritz’s darkroom.
–Would include masking technique
–Limited to 10 people
–Fee of $200 per person
For more information contact Ludo Leideritz phone: 949-350-9370
Gallery located at 211 E. Columbine Suite G-1, Santa Ana, CA