diary: the simple life

currently spending every waking moment wading through 5000 pages of ARK, doing content analysis of photos.  not sleeping much either.  an interesting period in life.

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log: ansel adams did artistic research

it is easy to look past that fact for the following reasons:

– he is so famous

– he is kind of pop instead of high (i can remember fast food restaurants with posters of his work in the 90s)

– the camera, the negative, the print gave rise to the kind of how to book that is so instrumental you overlook the knowledge about the photographer’s practice it provides

– examples: the making of 40 photographs comes nearer in that it narrates some of the steps involved instead of providing a how-to manual

– those books are not looked at by anyone other than aspiring photographers