Michael and Jeanne Adams

I was invited to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands recently. Barbara Cox, the owner of Photokunst, a photographic fine arts marketing firm, had arranged an event to support a new photography museum. While there I had the good fortune to meet Michael Adams and his wife Jeanne, the owners of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. As you might imagine, Michael is the son of the seminal photographer. Michael spoke about nature photography and about Ansel. I was delighted to hear that Michael thought Ansel would have embraced our new digital tools just as he did the tools of his darkroom.

They are a delightful couple, well-versed in the photography of the natural world and completely gracious. They invited me to place some of my prints in their gallery, and of course I was honored to accept. Ansel Adams’ career, melding artistic pursuits with environmental messages, has been one of my lasting inspirations.

4 Responses to “Michael and Jeanne Adams”

  1. Mat Hayward says:

    What a great compliment to be invited to hang your work in their gallery. Well deserved of course.

    I’ll have to check out the photography museum when the Orca’s are back at Friday Harbor!

  2. “to hear that Michael thought Ansel would have embraced our new digital tools”

    Nice to hear it from them. It pulls back exactly what we told in another post few days ago – it is the eye that matters.

  3. Art congratulations! I can’t wait to see some of your prints in their gallery the next time I’m in Yosemite valley. The get together on the San Juan Islands sounds like a lot of fun.

  4. Congratulations at your Adams Gallery invitation you earned that special place camera’s down! We were so thrilled and honored to have met you and let us compliment you on being real! If we ever have the pleasure meeting again I have a wild story to tell about our meeting the following day
    It’s literally Priceless…Blessings ten fold….

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